MG Motors has updated the connectivity features of the Hector. With the new update, the customers will now be able to operate the climate control system through Apple Watch. There are several other features that are already available with the MG Hector.
The new updated infotainment system allows the users to operate the climate control system remotely through Apple Watch. It allows the users to remotely turn on or turn off the climate control system and also set the desired temperature in the vehicle.
The MG Hector already allows various functions and with the updated version of the car, which was launched earlier this year, MG updated the infotainment with a slew of new commands. The updated MG Hector allows the occupants to say commands in Hinglish and has added a few quirky commands like “Khul Ja Sim Sim”, which can be used to open the sunroof.
Updated earlier this year
Earlier this year, MG launched an updated version of the Hector and the Hector Plus in the Indian market. The front of the car gets a new aggressive grille with new faux skid plates that adds a bolder look to the vehicle. The gunmetal finished skid plates do look quite sophisticated.
With the update, MG also added a slew of new features to the car and the infotainment system. It includes a wireless charger, front ventilated seats and auto-dimming interior rearview mirror. The Hector on other hand now comes with the Wifi option with the infotainment system, voice search in the Gaana application, 5 days of the weather forecast in Accuweather, Apple watch connectivity, engine start alarm, speed alert customization option in the i-Smart application, door auto lock and unlock and voice alert for low tyre pressure.
MG has also extended the thigh support for the rear seat which should help in a more comfortable ride for the rear occupants. Hector now also gets more than 35 Hinglish voice commands. So, now you can give voice commands such as ‘Radio Chalao’, ‘Sunroof Kholo’, ‘Petrol Pump Dhundho’ and much more. These new voice commands will help people to use the voice command feature more as they won’t have to remember specific commands in English.
Same engine options
MG did not touch the mechanicals with the update. The Hector and the Hector Plus are powered by the same set of engine options. There is a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine produces 143 PS and 250 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a Dual-Clutch Automatic gearbox. If you opt for the 48V mild-hybrid system, you can only get the 6-speed manual gearbox.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 170 PS and 350 Nm. It is only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox. MG Motor is also working on an all-wheel-drive variant for the Hector Plus which will also offer ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance System features.