The MG Hector will soon be launched in India, thereby opening Morris Garages innings in the country. It’s the first of many from MG and there is so much to be excited about when you look into the details of the Hector.
One of the major highlights is that the Hector is the first ever connected car for India. The modern car buyer is now a tech savvy and 24/7-365 connected person and what’s better than having a car that can keep up in this age of high speed connectivity!
MG is offering a suite of cloud-based connected functionalities like navigation with live traffic info, real-time car health monitoring with remote diagnosis and much more. The company has partnered with various tech giants like Microsoft, Cisco, SAP, AccuWeather, and Adobe. Internet services are enabled with an eSIM that is provided by Unlimit, a Reliance company.
It’s a Human Thing
This high level of connectivity has also given the Hector a special characteristic. It remembers you and your needs. When you step into your Hector, it will adjust the settings of the car to your exact liking. What’s more, you can use voice commands to do many tasks like open the windows, open the sunroof and even remote start the car so that you can turn on the climate control and get the cabin to a temperature of your liking.
What’s on offer?
You can choose between four trim levels - Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. The top-of-the-line 'Sharp' model has been fitted with many segment-first features. This includes a panoramic sunroof, 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree camera, and front parking sensors. The SUV also features LED headlights and fog lamps, TPMS, heated ORVMs, remote car operation and a height adjustment tailgate. The MG Hector is available in five paint schemes - glaze red, aurora silver, starry black, burgundy red, and candy white. The Hector is the longest car in its segment and also has the largest wheelbase.
#SBAE (Safety Before All Else)
In terms of safety, all the variants of the Hector boast of over 25 safety features across the range. This list includes dual front airbags, ESP, all-wheel disc brakes, TCS, vehicle stability management and hill-hold control.
What’s cooking, good looking?
But it is not just features that the Hector gets in spades, the car is quite a looker too. There’s chrome treatment for the fascia along with brushed-aluminium faux skid plate on the front and rear bumper. The vehicle will also get a set of diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear section will be offered with a distinctive set of LED tail lamps.
The Hector is being offered with turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Additionally, the gasoline motor also gets an optional 48V hybrid system. This last feature is a first for any Indian car and gives the Hector its edge over the competition.
The 1.5L turbo-petrol motor makes 141bhp and 250Nm and is available with a six-speed manual as well as DCT automatic transmissions. The petrol hybrid will be offered only with a manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine produces 170bhp and 350Nm and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
So much on offer…when do I get to try one?
Well now you can head out to one of the many swanky MG showrooms around the country and test drive the Hector yourself! Yes, that’s right! On 15 June, you can head out to one of the MG showrooms across the country and book yourself a test drive with the new and exciting MG Hector. The cars will be on display at the showrooms and once you have examined them in detail, get behind the wheel and enjoy the best of British motoring past with a modern present.
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