Morris Garage, the British automotive manufacturer, has showcased its first product for 2023. The MG Hector was the brand's first SUV to be sold in India and also helped create a massive brand value for MG. Now for 2023, MG has announced the facelift of the MG Hector with subtle exterior and interior changes.
As I stated, in the exteriors, the first thing that catches your attention is the argyle-inspired diamond mesh grille finished in chrome, which suits the stature of the MG Hector. Furthermore, moving to the rear, there are LED-connected blade tail lamps that accentuate the Hector's design. Other than that, there are no significant changes to the exteriors. It still continues with funky design elements such as the split headlight/LED setup, 18-inch alloys and other exterior design elements are the same. For 2023, a new paint colour called 'Dune Brown' is also added.
Unlike the exteriors, the same can't be said about the interiors of the MG Hector facelift. Step inside, and the 14-inch HD portrait infotainment system is the first thing your eyes fall on. The party tricks don't end there tho, the infotainment system allows customers to open and close the sunroof using the setting on the screen. Also, users can give voice commands to control certain features in the car, such as changing the AC temperature, fan speed, ambient lighting colours and a lot more. However, one thing that really attracted my attention was the quirky feature in which when you give the instruction 'Khul ja Sim Sim' to the MG assistant, it opens up the sunroof!
MG was known as the brand to make ADAS technology accessible to the masses. The level-2 autonomous system now comes with 11 new safety features for the MG Hector facelift. It comes with bend cruise assist (BCA), traffic jam assist (TJA), intelligent headlamp control (IHC), adaptive cruise control (ACC), lane departure warning (LDW), lane keep assist (LKA), safe distance warning, (SDW), forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), intelligent hydraulic braking assistance (IHBA) and AEB-pedestrian collision safety.
While all the changes on the Hector Facelift are only on the surface, no changes have been made to the mechanical components of the Hector facelift. Therefore, it will continue to be offered with petrol, diesel and hybrid motors along with the same gearbox options. Furthermore, this facelift will also be available in the 5-seater and 6-7 seater variants.