MG Motor India has unveiled the much anticipated Next-Gen Hector that is packed with new technologies, intuitive features and driving comfort. The Next-Gen Hector is built to enhance the on-road experience with even better levels of safety and driving convenience. The new SUV, with its striking bold exterior, plush interiors, evolved safety features, and elegant design elements offers an enhanced driving and user experience and comes in 5, 6, and 7-seater configuration.
Since its launch in 2019, Hector brought with it the first-ever experience of an internet car. It has since set a new bar for SUVs in India by giving shape to its philosophy of connected, autonomous, shared, and electric mobility. And the new Hector reinforces it through a combination of enhanced aesthetics, interior comfort, features and technology.
The Autonomous Level 2 SUV offers 11 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features including Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Auto Turn Indicators to deliver complete peace of mind, safety, and comfort. The intelligent Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) ensures minimal effort and maximum safety in a traffic jam situation by keeping the vehicle in the middle of the lane and maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
The newly introduced Smart Auto Turn Indicators also offer a hassle-free and safe driving experience. Based on the steering angle, the indicator light automatically blinks. This is useful when the driver fails to put on the indicator while entering the road from a parking space or during a U-turn.
The new SUV has India’s largest 35.56 cm (14-inch) HD portrait infotainment system along with a brand-new user interface. The technological innovation also manifests in the first-in-segment Digital Bluetooth® Key and Key Sharing capability. In case of an emergency or loss of a key, the Digital Key can be used to lock, unlock, start, and drive the vehicle. Using the Remote Lock / Unlock feature, the car can be unlocked from anywhere. With the key-sharing function, one can share an additional key with up to two people.
The new Hector now has more than 75 connected features including 100 voice commands, thanks to the revolutionary i-SMART technology that combines hardware, software, connectivity, services, and applications for smarter, enjoyable drives. The voice commands included with the i-SMART tech include segment-first features such as touch-screen control for the sunroof, voice commands for ambient lights, navigation voice guidance in five Indian languages, 50+ Hinglish commands, and other helpful apps such as Park+ for parking discovery and booking and the Jio-Saavn App for music. The premium audio system by Infinity comes enabled with wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay and delivers truly immersive, 360-degree rich sound.
The Next-Gen Hector also has other key safety features such as 6 airbags, a 360-degree HD camera, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Assist Control (HAC), all four-wheel disc brakes, a 3-point seat belt for all seats, electric parking brake (EPB), and front parking sensors.
The Next-Gen Hector Plus, which is being offered in 5,6 and 7-seater configurations, offers intelligently designed seating options, plush interiors, and ample space. The interiors are available in a dual-tone argil brown and black theme with a wooden finish. The 6-seater SUV seats come in a captain configuration while the 7-seater vehicle is offered with bench seats.
The Next-Gen Hector brings with it the unique car ownership program “MG SHIELD” after-sales service options. Additionally, customers will be offered a standard 5+5+5 package i.e., a warranty of five years with unlimited kms., five years of roadside assistance, and five labour-free periodic services.