#2YearsTogether: Safety upgrades in the Hector 2021 that make it the ultimate SUV

Over the last two years, the MG Hector has emerged as one of the most sought-after mid-size SUVs in the Indian auto landscape. Since then, the SUV has achieved several milestones, and one of the most significant, perhaps, is its facelift from earlier this year. With the update, the Hector 2021 has raised its premium quotient and now looks more modern and chic. While changes to its exterior and interior are quite prominent, the Hector has also got several safety upgrades. Here’s how these newly added features can boost your on-road safety.

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In-car Voice Alert Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Since the tyres on bigger vehicles are wider than a sedan or hatchback, it can be difficult to ascertain if the pressure level is correct by looking at the tyres unless they are dead flat. The same holds true for the MG Hector 2021, which sports 18-inch wheels (bigger than its predecessor). Since optimum tyre pressure is vital for safe driving, it is advisable to check it every fortnight.

Fortunately, the new Hector features a tyre pressure monitoring system with an in-car voice alert mechanism that is activated if an abnormality in tyre pressure is detected. This ensures you can take care of low tyre pressure immediately and avoid any unwanted situations. 

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High-speed Alert 

Do you find it tough to restrain your speed on an open highway? Well, the new Hector lets you set a customisable speed limit and then cruise comfortably without needing to glance at the speedometer repeatedly. In fact, this smart SUV will even alert you when you cross your set speed limit, ensuring you stay in check. A useful tip is to set a moderate speed limit so that you are always in control of your Hector and have enough time to react to all kinds of situations that you may encounter on the road.

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Engine Start Alarm on i-SMART App 

As a security measure, your Hector 2021 even features an engine start alarm system. With this feature, you will be notified on your smartphone via the i-SMART app if the engine starts during a preset time. This way, you can enjoy complete peace of mind, knowing that your car is safe, especially when parking in unknown areas.

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Low battery indicator on the i-SMART app

Isn’t it annoying when you get into your car, excited to drive it after a long wait, and then find out that the battery is dead and you cannot go anywhere? Well, the new MG Hector features a low battery indicator to alert you about the battery status even before you turn the engine on. The notification is sent to the i-SMART app, which is synced with your ‘Internet Inside’ Hector. This way, you can book a service immediately to help with your MG’s low battery.

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Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (IRVM)

The addition of the auto-dimming inside rearview mirror in the new MG Hector 2021 takes safety on your night drives up a few notches. This is possible as it reduces the glare coming from the headlights of vehicles that are behind you. With this, you can be sure to get a clear view of trailing vehicles without the distraction of lights flashing in your eyes and obstructing your vision.

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35+ Hinglish Voice Commands

If you ever found it troublesome to keep one hand on the steering wheel while changing the car’s AC temperature, turning on music, or navigating, the new Hector makes these easier and safer. Equipped with 35+ Hinglish Voice Commands, you can seamlessly control multiple features in your Hector 2021 – from volume moderation to turning AC on/off, operating the sunroof to playing your favourite tracks, and more. All you have to do is ask your Hector, and it will do as you say. And, of course, reduced distractions mean focused driving.

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Wireless charging pad

A stand-out feature in the new Hector is its wireless charging pad. This puts an end to the tedious task of looking for the wire and trying to slot it into your phone for charging when your eyes are on the road. This distraction could be dangerous while driving. But the new wireless charging option ensures added safety and convenience since all you have to do is place your phone on the pad.

Apart from these newly added features, the Hector 2021 continues to be equipped with a solid protective shell consisting of 360 around view camera, front parking sensors, six airbags, heated ORVM, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), TCS (Traction Control System), ABS, EBD+ Brake Assist, rear disc brakes, reverse parking camera and much more. This way, every drive in your reliable MG Hector is a safe and enjoyable one!