The first internet car of India is now going to get the country's biggest infotainment system.
MG is gearing up to launch the updated Hector in India that will come with key technological additions. The company has revealed a new massive 14-inch touchscreen infotainment that will be housed in the new car. The Hector was MG’s opening act in India during its debut in 2019 and has gained decent recognition in the Indian market.
The next-gen version of the car will come with the 14-inch vertically-placed display, which is also the largest on any car available in India. In the current avatar, the car gets a sumptuous list of features including ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, Hinglish commands for connected car tech, and an auto-dimming IRVM. Additional equipment includes a 10.4-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Infinity sound system, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, powered driver’s seat, and ambient lighting.
In terms of safety, the car comes with up to six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, and a 360-degree camera. It gets two powertrain options and customers can choose between either a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol (143PS/250Nm) or the 2.0-litre diesel (170PS/350Nm) that is mated to a 6-speed MT as standard. Meanwhile, the petrol unit also gets an optional 8-speed CVT. Also, the petrol-manual powertrain is available with a 48V mild-hybrid system.
The MG Hector operates in a highly crowded segment and locks horns with the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson, and higher-spec variants of the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and Kia Seltos.