One of the most awaited SUVs to be launched in our market, the MG Hector has been in the headlines for quite some time now. To be unveiled on the 15th of this month, a new spy video of the car has emerged, showcasing a new colour, a shade of Grey and dynamic indicators at the rear. Just like many premium brands like Audi, the rear blinkers of the car swish left or right, depending on the direction of the indicator selected, adding much more drama to the process of changing direction. Have a look at this video uploaded by Anurag Bansiwar, revealing this detail.
To be offered with internet connectivity and iSmart technology, the Hector along with Hyundai’s Venue will be the first generation of connected cars to hit the Indian market. The iSmart technology will be controlled by the large, 10.4-inch touchscreen, on the centre of the dashboard. Just like our smartphones this screen will be aligned vertically, making it that much more user-friendly and simpler to use. Also to be made available with the car is a sophisticated voice command system, which uses built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. With these complex algorithms, the voice command feature will get better and better on a daily basis. The voice command could be used to control a number of features of the car, including closing and opening of the sunroof, adjusting the temperature of the climate control and much more.
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Powering this new SUV would be a choice of two engines, 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and a 2-litre oil burner. The petrol motor is expected to deliver around 140 horses to the front wheels with a standard manual gearbox and an optional dual clutch automatic gearbox. The oil burner is a Fiat-derived mill, which powers the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass as well, expected to be tuned to produce around 170 hp. This engine will only be offered with a manual gearbox, no automatic will be on offer anytime soon. We shall be bringing you detailed coverage of the unveiling event, two days from now, so stay tuned for more.