MG Hector: Where Everything Is Premium Except The Sticker Price
The Hector’s technology, luxury, and safety features prove that great things in life don’t always cost a bomb
Conventional wisdom says that what is premium cannot be affordable. After all, the very definition of premium denotes something that is of higher quality than usual. So, when the quality is premium, how can the price not be? But as is the case with any conventional wisdom, there is always an outlier. And an outlier is exactly what the MG Hector is. MG has loaded the Hector with a raft of premium features while retaining a not-so-premium price tag.
A Connected Car for A Connected World
The Hector goes beyond the usual crop of tech features that most vehicles at this price point, and some from even above, offer to buyers. The SUV’s techno-wizardry is apparent the moment you step inside and find your eyes drawn to the massive 10.4-inch vertically stacked touchscreen infotainment system, which also happens to be the biggest in its segment.
This nifty device also acts as the control pad for the MG Hector’s long list of tech features, which includes an embedded 5G-ready SIM, OTA (Over The Air) software updates, a voice assistant that is anything but a gimmick, a vast preloaded entertainment content library, and online navigation with live updates.
The Hector’s tech is also as pragmatic as it is attractive. Take Remote Vehicle Control, for instance, a feature that lets you remotely control functions like switching the AC on/off, sunroof, and tailgate and door lock/unlock with your mobile app. So, whether it is pre-cooling your Hector’s cabin before getting in on a hot day or double-checking the door locks, you can do it all from MG’s mobile app.
In The Lap of Luxury
But it is not just the tech that stands out in the MG Hector’s interiors. Leather is everywhere, from the seats to the door trims and from the driver armrest to the steering wheel. Coupled with the large glass area and spacious cabin, it makes the MG Hector’s interiors among the most comfortable and premium in the Rs 15-20 lakh segment.
Adjustable driver and co-driver seats, rear passenger seat recline, a large 587-litre boot, 8-colour ambient lighting, remote keyless entry, a massive panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, and loads of smart storage spaces add more than just a hint of practicality to the Hector’s premium interiors.
Safety Is Not Optional
MG has left no stone unturned in ensuring price doesn’t get in the way of making the Hector’s high-end features more accessible. Nothing illustrates this better than the SUV’s premium safety features, which are standard across all variants of the Hector.
These include dual front airbags, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), TCS (Traction Control System), Hill Hold Control, ABS + EBD + Brake assist, disc brakes all around, rear parking sensors and defogger, child seat anchors, auto door lock, and speed warning alert. This is one of the most comprehensive safety packages you can find on a vehicle in India, especially as standard across variants.
A Premium Yet Value-for-Money Proposition
Loading a vehicle to the brim with premium features and specifications is easy. The more challenging part is making those features accessible. MG has cracked this code perfectly with the Hector. The SUV radiates a premium feel whether you are cocooned inside the vehicle or admiring it from the outside. That, coupled with its selling price, has made the MG Hector a rare breed in the Indian automotive scene -- a vehicle that lets you say premium and value for money in the same breath.