This fashion photographer is stuck with an unreliable MG Hector and calls it a “Cosmetic Car”. This is not the first time anyone has called Hector a mere aesthetics and cosmetics-oriented car. The SUV boasts of a ton of modern features making use of technology. There are a plethora of connected car tech features along with internet-based functions which were hyped about a lot. However, in the long run, people are left disappointed with the features which don’t work too well. Also, some customers have faced mechanical issues with the SUV too. For instance, this fashion photographer got stuck at midnight on the road after the gearbox failure while driving. Read the details of the entire incident here.
Is MG Hector An Unreliable And Just A Cosmetic Car?
Richa Maheshwari is a fashion photographer who is out for shoots a lot and at odd hours too. However, having bought Hector has been a source of constant worry for her. The technology features keep malfunctioning from time to time and she has taken the SUV for servicing almost every month. But this time around, the gearbox of the SUV failed in the middle of the road. The car was given to the service workshop and they fixed it. However, since the time it came back, it has been giving more problems to the owner. There has been constant quivering of the car but the undertrained personnel at the service centre don’t acknowledge it. She is tired of going to the service workshop to get the SUV fixed again and again. She regrets buying the MG Hector which is not something a carmaker wants to hear from its customers.
The MG Hector comes with either a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with the option of hybrid powertrain for added efficiency, making 143 PS and 250 Nm or a 2.0-litre diesel that makes 170 PS and 350 Nm. The petrol engine could be mated to either a manual, CVT or DCT automatic gearboxes. The diesel only comes with a manual transmission. The prices of the Hector start from Rs 13.49 lakh to Rs 19.35 lakh, ex-showroom. The chief rivals of the Hector include the likes of Tata Harrie and the recently launched Mahindra XUV700 (in the 5-seat configuration).