The upcoming Hector will compete in the same segment as the Tucson, but how do they stack up visually, side by side?

The MG Hector was recently unveiled ahead of its June launch and the upcoming SUV looks promising in its appearance and on paper too. We’ve seen how it stacks up against its segment rivals in specifications and features, including the Hyundai Tucson. Here’s a detailed pictorial comparison between Hector and Tucson:


The Hector’s front end does make the Tucson look a bit dated with its dual-function LED DRLs and positioning of the projector headlamps as opposed to the more conventional looking front end of the Hyundai. However, the Hector’s split headlamp setup might be polarising to some compared to the Tucson’s aged conventional styling. The Hyundai’s 15mm wider and 100mm shorter stance also gives it a sportier look.


From this perspective, the Hector’s extra 180mm of length over the Tucson is clear. While the Hyundai SUV is strictly a 5-seater, MG will be introducing a 7-seater version of the Hector possibly by 2020. The Tucson has a much sportier silhouette while the Hector has a more SUV-like boxy design. The Hector’s floating-roof design does make it look more up to date than the Hyundai, which is waiting for a mid-life refresh in India.


The MG Hector’s 17-inch alloys don’t fill out its large wheel arches or look as proportionate as the 18-inch alloys on the Hyundai Tucson.


Once again, the MG’s rear end with its connected taillamps and integrated spoiler makes the Tucson look aged. The Hyundai looks curvier while the Hector looks beefier with a lot more black and silver cladding on its rear bumper. Where the Tucson scores extra points is its width which is apparent from the rear as well. Both get LED taillamps and a powered tailgate too.

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