India’s first internet car with 50+ connected features, Hector, was unveiled by MG (Morris Garages) Motor on Wednesday.
As India’s first 48V hybrid SUV, the MG Hector comes with 19 exclusive features that make it the new benchmark in its segment.
With internet inside, the next-gen iSMART technology in the Hector promises to deliver safe, connected and fun experiences with the biggest HD touchscreen in its segment at 10.4 inches. The Hector will also be the first car with a sophisticated 48-volt mild-hybrid architecture in its segment. With this, MG Motor becomes the first mainstream carmaker in India to bring 48V technology to the mass market segment.
“The MG Hector, as India’s first internet car, has been built with a high level of localization and comes power-packed with features, inside-out,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.
Equipped with MG’s signature design cues including the famous star-rider grille, the MG Hector heralds a new era for the much-revered octagonal badge in India. Its character lines are defined by geometric shapes, horizontal flow and symmetry. Various sections of Hector’s interiors are inspired by modern dance forms.
Designed and developed for Indian customers, the Hector has been built to withstand extreme road conditions and has been tested for over one million kilometres in India before entering production at the company’s plant in Halol, Gujarat, earlier this month.
MG Motor India will begin shipments of the Hector SUV within the next few weeks to its widespread network of 120 outlets across 50 cities. The carmaker aims to expand its network to 250 outlets by the end of September this year.
Pre-orders of Hector will begin next month; the dates will be announced within the next couple of weeks.
Price of the car variants is yet to be formally announced.