Ford EcoSport User Buys MG Hector – Unhappy With High Speed Dynamics!

Ever wondered what it feels like to go from driving a Ford EcoSport to an MG Hector? Well, here is one answer from someone who has been through this transformation. The EcoSport might have been discontinued in India, but it has left behind a whole bunch of loyal fans. There are many reasons for that including stability, great driving dynamics, safety among other things. MG Hector, on the other hand, had a different strategy to penetrate our market. They went for modern tech and internet-enabled cars. According to some people who have driven both these cars, MG SUVs are not the best to drive, especially compared to the ones offered by the American carmaker. Here is yet another example of an ex-Ford EcoSport user driving an MG Hector.

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Ford EcoSport User Drives MG Hector

The image above is a screengrab of the post that the ex-EcoSport user shared on the Hector Owners’ page on Facebook. He has been driving the CVT automatic of Hector for two months now. He has experienced some key differences while driving both the SUVs. Whereas the EcoSport was a more agile and fun-to-drive compact SUV, he doesn’t feel as safe in the Hector once he goes past around 90 km/h. This is quite strange considering the fact that 90 km/h is not too high a speed for anyone to feel uncomfortable, especially if the car costs you around Rs 20 lakh, on-road. In such a pricey and premium car, feeling unsafe at such speeds highlights the fact that the company has not focused much on the driving dynamics of the car, but rather on the tech and features department alone. As is clear from the comment, this is something that has been experienced by other users as well who have shifted from Ford to MG.

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Ford and MG

However, the reality is that Ford has officially ended its production in India. Now, it doesn’t matter how good the Ford cars are to drive because there won’t be any available to buy anymore. On the other hand, MG is expanding its footprint in our market. It has recently launched the Creta-rivalling mid-size SUV, the Astor. It boasts of plenty of segment-first features along with aggressive introductory prices to challenge the likes of Creta, Seltos, Taigun and Kushaq. However, it seems that MG continues to focus on connected car tech and AI-enabled features rather than potent engines and driving dynamics. People who are interested in modern features will keep buying the MG SUVs but the customers looking for driver’s cars might want to look elsewhere for their dream car.

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