Originally printed in the ‘Confidential’ part of Autocar India’s December 2020 situation
Come January 2021, the MG Hector will obtain a midlife replace that may carry some welcome modifications. Launched in 2019, the Hector has been on sale for almost a yr and a half, and MG Motor India is aiming to maintain its bestseller contemporary with a mid-cycle replace.
- MG Hector facelift India launch in January 2021
- To get new grille, bigger alloy wheels
- Auto-dimming IRVM to even be added
What might be new on the MG Hector facelift?
The key change for the MG Hector facelift on the skin might be a brand new grille. This grille, with its horizontal louvres, might be fairly just like the one seen on the Hector bought in South American markets that’s badged a Chevrolet Captiva. Another welcome addition would be the arrival of bigger 18-inch alloys. The Hector’s 17-inch wheels look a tad undersized, and 18-inch alloys might add to the Hector’s visible attraction.
On the within, the MG Hector facelift is anticipated to get a dual-tone inside – one thing at the moment accessible solely with the 3-row MG Hector Plus – and a few new options, together with an auto-dimming inside rear view mirror.
What will the 2021 MG Hector’s engine and gearbox choices be?
MG is unlikely to make any mechanical modifications with the facelifted Hector, so you possibly can anticipate it to proceed with the present 1.5-litre petrol, 2.0-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid choices. Gearbox choices will embrace a 6-speed handbook for each petrol and diesel variations, and a 6-speed dual-clutch automated can even be accessible with the 1.5-litre petrol mannequin.
MG Hector facelift to be adopted by ZS petrol
MG’s debut mannequin for India, the Hector is the one driving the corporate’s development in our market. In November, MG Motor India bought a complete of 4,163 autos – its highest gross sales in India until date – and three,426 of these had been Hectors.
MG additionally mentioned it obtained over 4,000 bookings for the Hector final month, and can hope to provide gross sales an extra enhance with the introduction of the up to date Hector, which can value a bit of bit greater than the unique, which is priced from Rs 12.84 – 18.09 lakh (ex-showroom).
Later in 2021, becoming a member of the Hector would be the MG ZS petrol. India is not any stranger to the ZS – the MG ZS EV has been on sale right here because the begin of 2020. Next yr, although MG will launch the ZS with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, and it is going to be the facelifted mannequin, so it is going to additionally look notably totally different from the all-electric ZS.
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