India’s first smart car is finally revealed in India with massive features like smart voice assistant,smart phone connectivity,TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) which are first in segment. But either MG focuses on Internet connectivity or also good in performance & Comfort ?
Design & Looks:
In terms of looks & design ,it’s almost as similar as Tata Harrier design where main headlights are DRLS with turn indicators & low/high beam headlights are placed just below the DRLS. In lower most LED Fog lamps are placed. It’s good to see that, the maximum lights are LED’S both in exterior & in interior.
Side profile is longest in it’s segment that’s why you don’t feel any issue related to leg room.Apart from that Height is also more than sufficient, therefore headroom is also very good. Glass area is massive & sunroof is longest compare to any other car so it’s fell more airry & spacious. 17 inches of spoked diamond cut alloy wheels mounted on the rims which make’s a SUV to roar on the roads.
Back profile is too busy due to so many chrome treatment ,long tail lamps,& large glass area but it feels different signature of MG just like another powerful brands like Mercedes & Audi.
It bad to see the width of the car is shortest so it’s seems there may be some problem while seating 3 persons at the back & feels quite congested.
Interior looks are quit different & gives the rich experience to front seater’s so in terms of quality & looks of interior it’s as similar as Harrier.Steering with edge cut feels perfectly shaped & gives good handling.Both reach & tilt adjustment are available in the steering. Electronic seat adjustment for driver can be available.Globe box is quit decent with sufficient storage space.In hybrid variant of MG ,seat adjustment for co drive is available because of large battery installation.
First in Segment Features:
1:Smart Voice assistant:
Nowadays we very well knew about google assistance where you will perform various function such as playing a song, set alarm, make calls, etc. So my MG voice assistance you can perform the various physical function of the car such as “Hello MG open sunroof, Hello MG on AC” which is first in segment & also first in India. One of the major doubt arrises” is voice command can also operate from back seats? so yes it performs anywhere in the car.
2:Braking Safety Features:
It’s very important & also enhances driving capabilities during various road conditions & yes we get various first in segment safety features such as TPMS ( Tyre Pressure Monitoring System ), TCS ( Traction Control System ), Hill Assist, EBD, Hill Hold which is very helpful.
Total 6 airbags from base variant are installed which makes MG hector safest in it’s segment.
Engine & Transmission:
Hector available in two engine option 1st one is 1.5 L (1497 cc) petrol engine which will give you a smooth performance & decent power with 70 BHP of power, while 2.0 L of diesel engine provides you 154 BHP of power with a high torque which is comfortable for trip,mountain driving & uneven roads.
Transmission is very smooth & available with DCT automatic transmission but Hybrid version comes in 6-speed manual transmission.
In comparison with Tata Harrier & Jeep compass quality wise it’s almost same & performance is also similar but the outstanding features like voice assistant makes an friendly car. Yes it take some time to make their name in Indian market but this Chinese own British brand will definitely a powerful competitor in Indian market