The Baojun 530, sold as the MG Hector in India, is about to get a facelift in China. IAB has managed to unearth the first images of the facelifted Baojun 530, which would reach our market as the facelifted MG Hector in the future.
The Baojun 530 was first unveiled in November 2017 and launched in March 2018. Thereafter, it was updated with a new engine along with CVT in November last year. The new facelifted model as seen in the picture above features a reshaped radiator grille, a new design for the projector headlamp assembly which sits besides the fog lamps in a blacked-out tri-arrow housing. The lower grille, too, has been completely redesigned and is much smaller now. The new, straightened LED DRLs give a cleaner look to the front-end.
The profile is entirely the same. Even the alloy wheel design is not new. While at the rear, the tail lights and the tailgate remain in the same design. The lower bumper has been revised. It has a new garnish strip and new reflectors, fog lamp and reverse light.
The new Baojun 530 measures 4,695 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width and 1,750 mm in height. IAB can confirm that it will be available with a 108 kW (146.84 PS) 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The original model's 1.8-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine will not be offered in the new model. The turbocharged engine should be offered with 6-speed MT and CVT options.
The 2020 Baojun 530 will likely be unveiled and go on sale in China later this year.