The parent company of MG Motor India, SAIC, sells the Hector SUV under various names and trademarks in different countries. It comes as the Wuling Almaz SUV in Indonesia and has just been spied on in a new-range top RS model guise.
We can see that it gets some sporty aesthetic upgrades by looking through the spy shots. A revised, sporty-looking bumper with a thick skirting, a blacked-out headlamp and DRL cover treatment, and a new grille are available. The interior is not easily visible, but inside, we can also assume slight visual variations.
A radar module in the bumper signaling the inclusion of the ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Device from MG is the best improvement we can see on board. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic braking, and semi-autonomous parking assistance are provided by this technology. It is anticipated to remain unique to the Wuling Almaz’s top-end model, the RS.
Interestingly, in India, the newly launched MG Gloster is getting the ADAS technology. It comes with the same driver-assist software, giving it an advantage over its rivals, the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. There is no confirmation of the technology being offered on the MG Hector as of now, but we can definitely expect that in the future. Especially since the technology will feature one of its arch rivals, the upcoming 2021 Mahindra XUV500.