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Old 1st September 2022, 14:51   #61
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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The SA at the local dealership told me last week that the next gen Hector will be launched by December 2022 and the deliveries will not start before Feb-March 2023 timeframe. Again, this is the tentative schedule. There is no official communication from MG to their dealerships, is what I am told.
The SA in your case seems to be persuading you to go for current Hector!
My SA from flagship outlet confirmed again today that ~Diwali (Oct) is the correct timeline for launch.

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Much needed:
• Lag-free UI on Infotainment screen - Hopefully this will be resolved, as this is the most complained about!
• Improved reverse/ 360 camera resolution - Same as above
• Improved AC controls from screen - Same as above
• Improved Tyres Profile …at-least 235/55 R18 - Highly unlikely
• Lumbar support - Agreed

Nice to have:
• Larger infotainment screen - Confirmed
• ADAS Level 2 – Confirmed
• Soft-touch dashboard - Can be seen in teasers
• Fully Digital Instrument Cluster - Can be seen in teasers
• Dual Zone AC settings - Not sure if needed
• Air Purifier - Will be good for people in DNCR who will face 500+ AQI during the launch of this car!!
• Memory setting on driver seats - Agreed
• Massage on driver seat - Not sure if needed
• Brown Leather Interiors (Currently available only in Hector Plus) - Not sure if needed
• Boot Swipe opening - Not sure if needed
• Inbuild window-shade for rear seats - Must have!
• New Color - Starry Night/Royal Blue

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Old 2nd September 2022, 08:25   #62
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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My SA from flagship outlet confirmed again today that ~Diwali (Oct) is the correct timeline for launch.
It would have been nicer to get deliveries before Diwali so that one could have a new car before the festivities.
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Old 2nd September 2022, 09:23   #63
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

The biggest thing that Hector needs is an Automatic diesel, that Petrol engine is lethargic and gas guzzler and yawn indcuing to drive, Manual Diesel is good, but non practical in cities like Bangalore.

Rest they can add what ever they want, it will be welcome change, because as of today itself Hector is loaded with features.
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

Now that I was thinking more around this, few more come to mind:
1. Moveable center armrest
2. Realtime mileage display on center console
3. Better Petrol engine
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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The biggest thing that Hector needs is an Automatic diesel, that Petrol engine is lethargic and gas guzzler and yawn indcuing to drive, Manual Diesel is good, but non practical in cities like Bangalore.
Diesel Hector is pick of the range for someone residing outside NCR.

I hope this doesn't happen, but my 6th Sense says that Diesel Automatic will be given a miss this time also.
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Old 5th September 2022, 14:11   #66
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

Diesel AT is highly unlikely. If this is the case, then MG should try to bring in more powerful petrol engine like the one they have introduced in MG One, MG6 PRO, MG 5 Scorpio, etc. - 1.5 L 15C4E SGE I4 turbo (GM's engine).

I have made this point earlier as well, but would still like to re-iterate, as this can be a game changer for them - with more power at 181hp and Torque of 285nm and better mileage figures (basis reports of above cars) vs. current petrol burner of Hector.

On teasers, last we got one on 10th Aug (vs. 1st teaser came 2 weeks prior to this). Its been more than 3.5 weeks and they haven't shared any new details. I am worried, they may have postponed this launch a bit and re-introduced Gloster abruptly. Difficult to wait till year end to get the car. Home minister has also started following up!
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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Diesel AT is highly unlikely.
I agree, Diesel AT is highly unlikely - I think I saw one of the official twitter responses, stating that Diesel AT is not the roadmap as yet.

For that matter, I don't even expect an update on the Petrol engine. Most changes are going to be internal and external cosmetic + SW (ADAS) updates.

Been almost a month since the last teaser came out - High time for MG to come out of the closet now
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

MG India has revealed the interior of the updated Hector.

- 14-inch portrait infotainment system
- Dual tone Oak White and Black interior with brushed metal finish
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play
- 7-inch digital instrument cluster
- Chrome trim on AC vents

Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price-20220907_114221.jpg

Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price-20220907_114223.jpg

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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

Nice ! A bit overdone for my taste but looks good.
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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MG India has revealed the interior of the updated Hector.

- 14-inch portrait infotainment system
- Dual tone Oak White and Black interior with brushed metal finish
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play
- 7-inch digital instrument cluster
- Chrome trim on AC vents

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Yay! Finally after almost 1 month we are getting additional info on Hector. Hope they accelerate the pace now and reveal timelines.
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

Apologies for back to back posts; not able to edit previous one!


The pictures shared doesn't have 2nd lever behind steering wheel, used for adaptive cruise control and some other functions.

Though if you look closely at the instrument cluster in following image, Lane Keep Assist is in action.
Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price-2023mghectornewgenteaserinteriorsfullyrevealed4.jpg

Maybe MG is planning to launch it in two variants, like in Astor - NewGen Hector Sharp (without ADAS) and NewGen Hector Savvy (with ADAS) and the images shared are for Sharp.

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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

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MG India has revealed the interior of the updated Hector.
Video teaser

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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

The teaser looks pretty chic - Love the symphony music in the background

Looks like the seat fabric is also different from the usual champagne tone - Looks slightly like tan brown, but could be excessive use of filters too

Also, does anyone know what thoose controls are next to the gear console ( highlighted in red circle)

Also, one of my longstanding pet-peeve with Hector was dummy buttons (highlighted in green cricle) - Looks like this will carry over in the new version as well
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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

By the looks of App drawer and as mentioned in news today, i-Smart 2.0 is expected in upcoming Hector. I found a video presentation of new UI. It is definitely looking much cleaner and smoother (hope it remains true in real life!). It may differ from what is introduced in Gloster, as it still looks like that of Astor.

As per Rushlane -
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To further offer an intelligent and personalised interaction, India’s largest 14” HD Portrait Infotainment System is supported with Next-Gen i-SMART technology that promises to deliver a responsive, accurate, and seamless experience.
https://www.rushlane.com/2022-mg-hec...-12444489.html

Next gen i-Smart (2.0):


New Oak and black colour combination is also looking good!

As per Motorbeam -
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Current petrol and diesel engine options will continue to be offered in the updated model which is likely to hit the showrooms later this month or early next month.
https://www.motorbeam.com/mg-hector-...terior-teased/

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Re: Scoop! MG Hector facelift launch plans; feature updates & price

I don't know why, but the hector feels overdone with every facelift they launch. And the touch screen on the new generation hector, which now takes in the Aircon control, looks like the touch panel types from Honda cars but I am not too sure if this is a practical approach. Lack of physical controls would mostly be an Achilles heel when considering Hector.
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