The MG Hector, the long-anticipated mid-size SUV from China's SIAC-owned British Morris Garages a.k.a. MG Motor has launched in India today, and we have all the launch highlights here. The new Hector is the first model from MG Motor to be launched in India, and also the company's first connected car for this market. The Hector SUV comes with a host of connectivity features like - voice assist functions, geo-fencing, real-time navigation, remote location, emergency response and much more - as part of its iSmart system. We have already driven the SUV and told you all about it and the SUV has been launched at a special introductory price of Rs. 12.18 lakh to Rs. 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new MG Hector's iSmart system has been developed in collaboration with several technological partners like Cisco, Unlimit, and Microsoft among others, and it's controlled by a 10.4-inch Full-HD infotainment display acting as the command centre. The software will be updated via over-the-air (OTA) downloads like firmware and features updates like any updates. The SUV will come with pre-loaded apps like - TomTom IQ Maps, Gaana Premium, and AccuWeather app among others and MG will give free data service for the first five years.
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The MG Hector comes in four variants - Style, Super, Smart, and Sharp, which will be offered in multiple iterations based on engine and transmission choices, including a petrol hybrid version of the SUV. In fact, the SUV is offered in three powertrain choices - 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol hybrid, and 2.0-litre diesel engine, and while the latter two come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, the pure petrol version also gets an optional automatic dual-clutch transmission (DCT).