MG Hector: MG Motors India First SUV


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Well though I am not a big fan of these cars, yes Chinese have indeed come a long way and are number one in manufacturing in the world. What I hate about them is they simply copy and mass produce. They are highly patriotic (may be forced) that is why everyone is wary about their products. Don't know even of the talking hector is sending data back to china. but looking at Xiaomi the way they have captured the phone market, the TV market in India SIAC may well have struck the right cords with Indians.

More than Hector I want to bash Tata more here. SIAC have very very cleverly used the British Marque and have position hector as a true blood British car which it isn't. Tata should have used the brand Rover for Harrier but they have stuck to Tata, Tatas have definitely missed the hyper growth curve here. And have to bash them left right and center for this. Why the hell they can use the brand rover, come up with new space, premium brand, when MG can do it when kia can do it when nexa can happen, why can they use it. Personally I feel rover is still a good brand name. Why can the Tatas use it. Why is their management sleeping on this brand?
 
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Well though I am not a big fan of these cars, yes Chinese have indeed come a long way and are number one in manufacturing in the world. What I hate about them is they simply copy and mass produce. They are highly patriotic (may be forced) that is why everyone is wary about their products. Don't know even of the talking hector is sending data back to china. but looking at Xiaomi the way they have captured the phone market, the TV market in India SIAC may well have struck the right cords with Indians.

More than Hector I want to bash Tata more here. SIAC have very very cleverly used the British Marque and have position hector as a true blood British car which it isn't. Tata should have used the brand Rover for Harrier but they have stuck to Tata, Tatas have definitely missed the hyper growth curve here. And have to bash them left right and center for this. Why the hell they can use the brand rover, come up with new space, premium brand, when MG can do it when kia can do it when nexa can happen, why can they use it. Personally I feel rover is still a good brand name. Why can the Tatas use it. Why is their management sleeping on this brand?
They are not even caring for elevate tata brand image.
They should have redesigned the emblem and marketed the brand. (See how MG from 0 , now i think indians considering it as midrange premium british brand)
During tiago days they tried to elevate brand tata. Tagline i was love with: "made of great" and tatamotors written in black color.
But im happy Atleast they are bringing good engineered cars that though is elevating brand image but not markedly.
In my view , tata should now concentrate on:
1. Improving plastic quality and fit and finish levels to hyundai standards ( with arrival of kia and new manufacturers from next year onwards market will move towards those cars undoubtedly)
2. More features also and multiple variants at launch itself. No point in adding AT and features in a dead car. If car doesnt have modern features at launch itself people wont look back at that car. Common people needs mileage, features , design and attention to detail in designs (especially in interiors).
3. Redesigning tata emblem and a very good marketing.(By looking side to side MG and TATA emblem , MG definetly looks upwarket, premium).
Last proper marketing from tata seen during tiago launch.
4. Introduce Rover brand in 15 to 35 lakhs bracket. This could provide economies of scale to tata with omega platform. Rover brand should be like new age peugeot cars
 
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Well though I am not a big fan of these cars, yes Chinese have indeed come a long way and are number one in manufacturing in the world. What I hate about them is they simply copy and mass produce. They are highly patriotic (may be forced) that is why everyone is wary about their products. Don't know even of the talking hector is sending data back to china. but looking at Xiaomi the way they have captured the phone market, the TV market in India SIAC may well have struck the right cords with Indians.

More than Hector I want to bash Tata more here. SIAC have very very cleverly used the British Marque and have position hector as a true blood British car which it isn't. Tata should have used the brand Rover for Harrier but they have stuck to Tata, Tatas have definitely missed the hyper growth curve here. And have to bash them left right and center for this. Why the hell they can use the brand rover, come up with new space, premium brand, when MG can do it when kia can do it when nexa can happen, why can they use it. Personally I feel rover is still a good brand name. Why can the Tatas use it. Why is their management sleeping on this brand?
What Tata did was right they built Harrier in Tata Badge but I feel they should have used strategy of Maruti calling their cars premium under Nexa. This would have pulled more legs into their premium showroom.
 
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India’s first internet car - MG HECTOR receives first over-the-air (OTA) software update
New Delhi, Oct. 21:
India’s first internet car – MG HECTOR has received the first over-the-air (OTA) software update that adds new features such as Apple Car Play and enhances the overall user experience with technological enhancements.

MG is one of the first in the automotive industry globally to provide free over-the-air software updates. With this, customers no longer need to get their cars all the way to the authorised service station for updating their infotainment system.

Starting today, customers of MG HECTOR’s Smart & Sharp variants will receive a notification on their touchscreen display to download the latest software update. The free update can be downloaded directly, just like smartphones, making it a ‘living car’. An embedded sim card enables internet inside the MG HECTOR’s iSMART infotainment system. The carmaker will roll out the update to the cars in batches.

“As the pioneer of internet cars in India, MG Motor India has been at the forefront of technology leadership in the automotive space. With the first over-the-air update in the Indian automotive industry, we are redefining the in-car experience and will continue to delight customers with more updates in the future,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.

Launched on June 27 this year, the MG HECTOR has received more than 36,000 bookings so far.
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MG Motor India retails 3,536 units of HECTOR in October 2019

New Delhi November 1, 2019:
MG Motor India today announced that it has recorded retail sales of 3,536 units of the MG HECTOR, the country’s first internet car, in October 2019 while bookings have crossed 38,000 units.

Commenting on the sales performance, Rakesh Sidana, Director – Sales, MG Motor India, said, “MG HECTOR continues to further strengthen its position in its segment and win hearts of our customers. As we gradually ramp up our production, we aim to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction through timely vehicle deliveries.“

MG Motor India has re-opened its bookings on September 29, backed by its plans to ramp up production. With increased supplies from its global and local component suppliers, the company is starting second shift operations from November 2019.

About MG Motor India


Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has more than a million loyal fans, making it by far one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic and innovative brand over the last 95 years. MG Motor India has commenced its manufacturing operations at its car manufacturing plant at Halol in Gujarat.
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MG Hector BS6 with captain seats, new bumper – Spied

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An MG Hector-based 7-Seater SUV has been spotted testing on Indian roads. Spied in Vadodara, near the MG India plant, the test mule has a noticeable difference compared to the regular Hector. It is not clear if the final product will carry a different nametag, or not – just how the Tata Harrier’s 7-seater model was named, Gravitas.

The new spy shots of the MG Hector BS6 six seater variant are credit to Instagram user vikram_Dari. These new photos confirm that the exteriors will be revised. The redesigned rear bumper surely confirms the possibility of a different front-end. MG Motor seems to have decided to make the faux dual-exhaust layout less obvious rather than ditching the idea. The new set of exhaust-like cosmetics seems to be ‘inspired’ from regular Mercedes-Benz products.

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In addition to this, there is also new headlight LED DRL in the front. In the spy shots you can also see the new rear seat headrest, which are different to the ones that are on offer with the Hector today. The larger headrest confirms the presence of captain seats in second row of the MG Hector BS6.

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MG Hector BS6 petrol price list – Rs 26k more expensive

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With only one product on offer, MG Motor has managed to create quite a name in the auto industry. Helping them is their first SUV, Hector. Launched back in mid 2019, the SUV is offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit is a 1.5 liter unit while the diesel engine is a 2.0 liter unit.

It is the petrol motor that has now been updated to meet BS6 norms of India, which come into effect from 1st April 2020. There is no change in performance or mileage figures, as the 1.5 liter motor delivers the same power and torque figures of 143 hp and 250 Nm. Transmission options remain same – 6 MT and DCT. Apart from reducing carbon emissions, the other change is in price. Prices of MG Hector BS6 petrol have gone up by Rs 26,000 across variants. Below is the detailed price list of MG Hector BS6.

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BS6 MG Hector Diesel Launched, Priced From Rs. 13.88 Lakh

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G Motor India updated the prices of its BS6 compliant Hector petrol and now, the company has announced the prices for its BS6 Hector diesel at starting price of Rs 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The above-mentioned price is for the Style variant while the Super, Smart and Sharp variants are available for Rs 14.88 lakh, Rs 16.32 lakh and Rs 17.72 lakh, respectively. The updated prices are an increase of about Rs 40,000-Rs 45,000 depending on the variant. The BS6 Hector diesel is now on sale across all MG Motor dealerships in India.

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Apart from the prices and the updated engine, the Hector diesel is essentially the same. It still comes powered by a 2.0-litre FCA-sourced diesel engine but is now BS6 compliant. It churns out the same 170bhp and 350Nm of peak torque as before. The transmission is handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox only. The exterior, interior and equipment list remains the same.

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So Harrier XZ+ Vs Hector Sharp Harrier is dearer by around 97K. This price difference I guess should not be a bother for people who are looking for a 20L car. Similar specs, big sunroof, design wise I would still give it to Harrier, handling wise again its harrier that trmps hector. Interior wise, both are par, but Hector with lots of gizmos like internet inside, and start and stop via talking to car and all the features, and huge touch screen ICE can be a still a crowd puller. I am not a fan of such a big touch screen without any physical buttons. Its only distraction while driving. For me physical button are a must.

Choice for me still will be Harrier Dark with Sunroof.

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MG Motor India retrofits a HECTOR as an ambulance

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30th April 2020:
MG Motor India today donated a retrofitted HECTOR ambulance version to healthcare authorities in Vadodara. Looking at the immediate need for support, the vehicle conversion was completed within a short span of 10 days and has been developed by MG India’s engineering team at Halol, in partnership with Ahmedabad-based Natraj Motor Body Builders.
Features:
  1. Imported auto loading stretcher.
  2. Oxygen system with cylinder.
  3. Jump seat for attendant -reuse rear seat to save cost.
  4. Fire extinguisher.
  5. Medicine Cabinet with 5 parameter Monitor.
  6. Internal lighting and top light bar with siren and amplifier
  7. Inverter with battery and sockets
  8. Medical equipment

About MG Motor India
Founded in the UK in 1924, Morris Garages vehicles were world-famous for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG vehicles were much sought after by many celebrities, including the British Prime Ministers and even the British Royal Family, for their styling, elegance, and spirited performance. The MG Car Club, set up in 1930 at Abingdon in the UK, has thousands of loyal fans, making it one of the world’s largest clubs for a car brand. MG has evolved into a modern, futuristic and innovative brand over the last 96 years. MG Motor India has its car manufacturing plant at Halol in Gujarat.
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Watch the MG Hector’s voice command system at work


Here we have a video that focuses on one of the main features in MG Hector: voice commands. The video shows how exactly this feature works. The video starts by showing Benedict Cumberbatch, who is the MG Motor India’s brand ambassador, walking towards the car and getting in. As soon as he is in the car, the smart infotainment system in the Hector welcomes him.

Later in the video, Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen operating the AC and the panoramic sunroof using voice commands. The voice command feature is actually pretty good and actually helps the driver keep his eye on the road while driving rather than looking for controls on the dashboard. User can also do many other things like roll down windows, select track, adjust temperature and so on.

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MG Motor celebrates the 1st birthday of the Hector SUV with new TVC

MG Motors entered the Indian market last year with the all-new Hector. The new car became a sensation soon after the prices were announced, which caused a long waiting period on the car. MG also had to increase the production of the Hector to meet the rising demands. The Hector has now completed one year in India and has released a new commercial showing the journey of the car and what customers think about it.


The MG Hector comes with a long list of feature including a massive 10.25-inch infotainment screen that gets a host of Internet-connected features. The Hector also gets voice-activated features that can be used to open and close the sunroof, play music and similar several other things. The Hector is a five-seater SUV and gets both petrol and diesel engine options.

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MG Hector Special Anniversary Edition Launched; Prices Start At ₹ 13.63 lakh


MG Motor India officially launched the special anniversary edition of the Hector SUV in the country. The limited-edition model of the SUV is offered in both petrol and diesel version, with prices starting at ₹ 13.63 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The MG Hector Special Anniversary edition is available only in the Super trim. The diesel version is priced from ₹ 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). Notably, the prices of the special edition are the same as that of the regular model based on the Super trim.


The design, aesthetics, dimensions, and mechanicals of the model remain unchanged. The MG Hector special anniversary edition model now comes loaded with additional features like wireless mobile charger, air purifier, a Medklinn in-car kit and 26.4cm display screen. The SUV continues to get 25 plus standard safety features, 50 plus connected car features, built-in voice assistant, dual panoramic sunroof and more.

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MG Hector Dual Tone Variants Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 16.84 Lakh


MG Motor India has officially launched dual-tone variants of its Hector SUV in the country at ₹ 16.84 lakh (Ex-showroom, India). Offered in both petrol and diesel versions, the Hector dual-tone variants are offered on the top-end - Sharp- trim. The newly launched variants of the Hector SUV are priced at a premium of ₹ 20,000 over the other versions. There are two new colours on offer - Glaze Red and Candy White. The dual-tone variants can be booked online through MG's official website.

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It comes loaded with a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Voice Command Assists, iSmart connectivity tech which offers almost 50 features, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, ABS, EBD, 6 airbags, traction control system, hill hold assist, brake assist and more.

Here are the variant-wise prices of the Hector dual-tone variants:


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