While the Hector was well-equipped right from the start, there were some features that were missing. For 2021, MG has addressed this issue and also given the SUV some mild exterior changes. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged though.
The MG Hector Facelift has been launched in India at a price of between Rs. 12.90 – 18.33 lakhs (ex-Delhi).
Since the MG Hector has already been reviewed by Team-BHP, this report will only focus on changes made to the 2021 Facelift. To read the full official review, click here.
The MG Hector has been on sale in India since June 2019. The SUV has had a successful run since and has been regularly selling at ~3,000 units a month. In all, over 40,000 Hectors have been sold since launch. The car has successfully established MG as a car manufacturer in the country.
With more and more players entering the market, it was important for MG to keep the appeal of the Hector strong. While the Hector was well-equipped right from the start, there were some features that were missing. For 2021, MG has addressed this issue and also given the SUV some mild exterior changes. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged though. You have to appreciate the aggression, with the facelift arriving just 1.5 years after the original launch.
So, what’s new on the outside?
- The Hector is now available with a dual-tone exterior.
- You can get a Hector in white with a glossy black roof or red with a glossy black roof.
- Blingy ‘thermopressed’ concave radiator grille with chrome inserts replaces the black honeycomb mesh unit.
- ORVMs are finished in glossy black.
- 18-inch dual-tone machined alloy wheels shod with 215/55 section rubber look so much better than the 17 inchers draped in 215/60 section tyres of the outgoing car. We love the rim design! Sadly, the tyre sidewall is now shorter by ~11 mm and that will show in the ride.
- Glossy black applique with a chrome insert at the bottom replaces the running red garnish strip of the earlier car.
- Silver applique above the tailpipe is now darker than before. It definitely looks better.
So, what’s new on the inside?
- The most noticeable change on the inside is the champagne (beige) & black dual-tone interior theme. It makes the interiors feel even more airy and spacious than before.
- Doorpad is dominated by beige. The only black portion is a thin area at the top.
- Ambient lighting has been provided on the doorpads.
- While the seat design is unchanged, the upholstery is now beige with black on the sides + rear. MG has also given the Hector ventilated seats, no doubt one of the most significant additions.
- Buttons to operate the ventilated seats have been strangely placed on either side of the center console.
- A USB port is located next to the passenger’s button.
- IRVM now gets auto-dimming. The USB port that was present on the [URL=”https://www.team-bhp.com/carpics/2019-mg-hector/l/interior-front/mg-hector-43.jpg”]outgoing car’s IRVM[/URL] is gone.
- Center fascia with that big tablet screen looks similar to the outgoing car’s. However, the Aux-in port and quick charging USB at the base have disappeared.
- Touchscreen head-unit has received an extra feature. It can now undertand [I]Hinglish[/I] voice commands!! This is an industry-first feature.
- The given command appears on the top left of the screen. The system had no problem understanding any command I gave.
- Another feature addition to the Hector comes in the form of a wireless charging pad for your smartphone.
- USB port with a rubber flap has been provided on the charging pad.
- Unlike the front doorpad, the rear unit does not get a black portion at the top.
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