MG Motor India unveils the next generation Hector with Autonomous Level 2 (ADAS) technology
Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Chaba, President and CEO, MG Motor India, said: “We are grateful to our customers for the overwhelming response to the MG Hector since its launch in 2019. The Hector brought with it the first experience of an internet car. This next generation Hector improves on the attitude of the MG Hector through looks, interior and technology. It comes with the assurance of our MG Shield programme, which offers a hassle-free and smooth ownership experience for our customers who can experience the Next-Gen Hector themselves at our 300 centers across India.”
The Autonomous Level 2 SUV offers 11 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) functions, including Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Auto Turn Indicators to provide 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 in the Next Gen MG Hector also offer a hassle-free and safe driving experience. Based on the steering angle, the respective indicator light is automatically turned ON/OFF. This automatic signal will be useful when the driver fails to turn on the indicator while entering the road from a parking space or during a U-turn.
The new SUV features India’s largest 35.56 cm (14-inch) HD portrait infotainment system along with an all-new user interface. The technological innovation is also manifested in the first-in-segment Digital Bluetooth® key and key sharing. In case of emergency or loss of a key, the digital key can be used to lock, unlock, start and drive the vehicle. By using the Remote Lock / Unlock function, the car can be unlocked from anywhere. With the key sharing function, you can share an additional key with up to two people.
What’s more, the Next-Gen Hector now has more than 75 connected functions, including 100 voice commands, thanks to the revolutionary i-SMART technology that combines hardware, software, connectivity, services and applications for smarter, more enjoyable stations.
The next-generation Hector’s voice commands, included in the i-SMART technology, include segment-first features such as touchscreen control for the sunroof, voice commands for ambient lighting, navigation voice guidance in five Indian languages, 50+ Hinglish commands, and other useful apps such as Park+ for parking discovery and booking and the Jio-Saavn app for music. The premium sound system from Infinity comes enabled with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay and delivers truly immersive, 360-degree rich sound.
The Next-Gen Hector also has other important safety features like 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.
Offered in 5, 6 and 7-seat configurations, the Next-Gen Hector Plus offers intelligently designed seating options, plush interiors and ample space. The interior is available in a two-tone argil brown and black theme with a wood finish. 6-seater SUV seats come in a captain configuration, while 7-seater vehicles are offered with bench seats.
Hector, India’s first Internet SUV, was introduced by MG Motor India in 2019 and has since set a new bar for SUVs in India by giving shape to its philosophy of connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility.
Next-Gen Hector brings with it the unique car ownership program “MG SHIELD” after sales service. Customers will also be offered a standard 5+5+5 package, i.e. a five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres, five years of roadside assistance and five labor-free periodic services.