This could simply be the largest portrait screen offered on any vehicle in India!
MG Motor India is preparing to launch the facelifted Hector in the country and has now released the early details of the same. The Hector was the MG’s first model to go on sale here and was also loved for its large touchscreen and internet-based features. MG has now revealed the touchscreen details, to build heat around the updated Hector. The new Hector would come with a huge 14-inch touchscreen with a portrait layout and floating design. This could arguably be the largest of such screens on sale today!
The HD touchscreen would have support for multiple internet-based functions as well. Touch response and intuitiveness are hoped to improve on the new unit.
The outgoing Hector gets a 10.4-inch touchscreen with a set of physical controls for basic functions ( the new unit seems to miss out on these though). This, however, feels a bit slow and laggy and doesn’t offer the best user experience. We had talked more about this issue in our Hector Plus review. The update is expected to fix all these niggles.
New MG Hector: Other Interior Changes To Be Expected
From the teaser images, the cabin design seems to have changed a lot. The overall material quality and finish seem to have improved. The dash now gets a fresh, stylish design with a new AC vent design, a ‘flowing’ center console, and a new design for the gear lever.
New MG Hector Could Get ADAS
A key upgrade expected on the new Hector is the addition of ADAS features. MG has served Level 1 and 2 ADAS systems on the Gloster and Astor. Hector is hoped to get these with the update. Features like lane keep assist, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, lane departure warning etc are expected.
Though details aren’t available yet, the new Hector could have a few key design deviations from its predecessor. It could come with a larger grille, different headlamp designs, new bumpers, updated wheel designs, and sleeker tail lamps.
No big change is expected on the powertrain front. The new SUV could come with the same 2.0L diesel and 1.5 turbocharged petrol engines.
MG could launch the updated Hector sometime in August.