The all-new MG Hector SUV is all set to be launched in India in June 2019. The Hector has been into the headlines primarily due to its long list of smart connectivity features that will surely give it an edge over its rivals. Express Drives has recently got some exclusive images of the cabin of the upcoming MG Hector SUV. The pictures give a clearer idea of how the SUV will be on the inside. Digging into the details, the first thing that you will possibly notice while stepping inside the cabin is the massive 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and will come with the company's iSmart interface for numerous smart connected features. When launched, the MG Hector will challenge the likes of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500 in the segment. Also, it should be noted that in terms of size, the MG Hector will be the largest SUV in its segment and in fact, it will be larger than the Honda CR-V and slightly smaller than Toyota Fortuner.
The infotainment system will come with pre-loaded applications and apps like AccuWeather for weather forecast and Gaana.com for music streaming will be a part of the entertainment package. The system gets a rounded power ON/OFF button in the center with two buttons finished in chrome on either sides. Below it you can notice a USB charging facility as well. One can see in the pictures that the MG Hector will come with a three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls for better convenience. Furthermore, you can also see an engine start-stop button with a silver outlining.
The twin AC vents have been stacked in a vertical fashion on both sides of the large central screen and these get silver highlights as well. The cabin is expected to come with a black colour option and the pictures reveal that the dashboard will get a soft touch material. The quality of the material along with the fit and finish looks quite decent as you would normally expect from an iconic British automaker.
Now, coming back to the Hector's biggest highlight, which is connectivity features. The car will come with an automotive voice assistant that can simply be activated by saying "Hello MG". The system recognizes your voice and understands over 100 voice commands. Furthermore, the MG Hector will get OTA updates which means the SUV will get updated just like your smartphone. The vehicle will also get a dedicated 5G ready SIM and the company claims that it works even in poor connectivity areas. Other noteworthy smart features on the upcoming MG Hector include E-call emergency response, iSmart mobile application and these are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what all the Hector will have on offer.
The upcoming MG Hector is expected to get power from a 1.5-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine options. While a six-speed manual transmission will come as standard, an automatic is also likely to be on offer. The MG Hector will be launched in India sometime in June 2019 and is expected to be priced in the Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) price bracket. At this price point, the MG Hector will be the first 'Internet Car' and the most feature loaded in its segment.
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