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Old 31st October 2019, 15:25   #2161
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I spent time with Rajiv Chaba today

Laggy Screens/ Connectivity Issues
He admitted that some cars had issues and they are working to resolve this

The "13 km/l" figure on the MID
This is the ARAI figure .I believe this is the initial figure that will be displayed on start-up and changes as per usage

DCT Fuel consumption
It was felt that under extreme bumper to bumper conditions under full load, the customer should expect 7km/l. He claimed to get 8-9 on his own vehicle (Gurgaon). The DCT consumption was benchmarked with the other petrol automatics like the Innova
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Old 31st October 2019, 18:01   #2162
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I checked with MG customer care on the waiting period reward points system as the dealer was not transparent enough. Turns out that the reward scheme is not applicable to the 2nd phase of bookings. Which means that the 1st set of customers had a price lower by about 40-50k and a waiting period reward. So the new buyers are at a set back of about 60-80k depending on variant and waiting period.
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I spent time with Rajiv Chaba today

Laggy Screens/ Connectivity Issues

The "13 km/l" figure on the MID

DCT Fuel consumption
I sat in a friend's Hector and it's less laggy now, after the update. ( And then I saw a Tesla model 3 video and the touchscreen fluidity on it was just wow! That should be the benchmark ).

Expecting a 1700 Kg SUV to be fuel efficient is just wishful thinking.

The things that MG is doing which isn't exactly completely ethical:

1. The preset 13 km/l on the MID is misleading.
2. The use of influencers on social media
3. Not making the new pricelist available at dealerships. Only the old pricelist is available, misleading customers about the actual price increase, just so that the increase doesn't put off any prospective buyers. Only a disclaimer is given that prices at the time of delivery will prevail.
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So the new buyers are at a set back of about 60-80k depending on variant and waiting period.
Yes. I confirmed the same. MG waiting period rewards are applicable for those customers who had booked the car on or before 19 July 2019. So that implies their focus on girl child education under the 'worth waiting for' programme has ended. It was only limited to the initial 28000 bookings I guess.

MG Motors unveils India's first car-less digital showroom in Bengaluru

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The latest MG Motor digital showroom in Bengaluru is everything that a typical car showroom does not look like. Most importantly, it has no cars on display. Envisioning the future of retailing, the car manufacturer has unveiled the country’s first carless digital studio which is driven by visual immersive technology to give potential customers a 360 degrees tour of the vehicles before they make the buying decisions.

Started on a pilot basis, the company aims to take this car-less showroom concept to several locations across India as it drastically reduces the cost of operations.

“The purpose of setting up a car-less showroom is that typically in big cities, one cannot open big showrooms in busy neighbourhoods. Through this concept, the cost of operations goes down to one-fourth the cost of a normal car showroom, which is between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 25 lakh (per month),” said Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director, MG Motor India.
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Thats where I met Rajeev, I will be writing about this shortly
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Old 1st November 2019, 10:24   #2166
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Hi Folks,

I got the delivery of my Beauty on the October 17th, 2019

Must say - I am super impressed with the way MG has created this package. While it is not short of negatives but the total package is a win win.

My model is Hector DCT Sharp ( Top end petrol Auto)

For reference my other drive is a trusty 2012 Skoda Rapid 1.6 Diesel Auto done almost 90k kms..

The list of things i love in this car is long, let me explain the things that I am unhappy with and sorely miss

1) Auto dimming IRVM - Seriously? Its a pain to keep adjusting the mirror
2) Ventilated seats - While this feature is not seen in cars south of even 50 lacs - it would have been a great novelty and usability to have. Absolute must in Delhi heat and its faux leather black interiors.
3) Rear Cabin lights do not light up when you open
4) Puddle lamps not there

Apart from these problems - everthing else is "I can live without it" which ill detail in my upcoming thread.

Now for the most coveted question :

Mileage for DCT Auto : I have driven almosst 1200 kms in all kinds of traffic.

1st Tankful : 7.2 ( The car was standing for at least an hoour or two with engine running on idle)
2nd Tankful : 9.4
3rd Tank ongoing : Current reading is 12 - hoping to end at 11

Why the world is crazy with the average of the DCT Hector is something that i am not clear about.

No Turbo petrol DCT will give you anything more than this for this segment.

I strongly believe there is way to manage the car to extract the maximum average and that wont mean that you have to jeopardize the driving pleasure.

All in all a great package and well rounded product.

Questions are most welcome
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@don_carmaster - the FE you get is really great... People have been reporting 5.6 to 6 kpl. Is this MID or tankful method? Guess it's the driving style which also reflects in the average.
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MG Hector sales at 3,536 units in Oct 2019. Highest figures recorded for MG, till date.


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@Hector Owners - One question, how has been your experience of using the touch screens and voice commands especially for AC control functions? I have been following Hector quite closely for my next upgrade and am apprehensive about lack of physical buttons. Also, while Voice commands is an option, at-least for now, I find it odd and awkward to use voice commands for such functions.

Does using the touch screen to adjust settings cause distraction while driving?

As for the remaining concerns about performance, build quality and FE, your experiences are helping me a lot.
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Expecting a 1700 Kg SUV to be fuel efficient is just wishful thinking.

The things that MG is doing which isn't exactly completely ethical:

3. Not making the new pricelist available at dealerships. Only the old pricelist is available, misleading customers about the actual price increase, just so that the increase doesn't put off any prospective buyers. Only a disclaimer is given that prices at the time of delivery will prevail.
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Why the world is crazy with the average of the DCT Hector is something that i am not clear about.

No Turbo petrol DCT will give you anything more than this for this segment.

The definition of a fuel efficient car is subjective.

A 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol motor (AT box) (Volkwagen group) on service in A4 and the extended family returns 10 km per liter (higher if you watch your right foot). Yes, the weight of the car is significantly less than Hector but the cubic capacity is much higher and so is the width of the smile on the driver's face when the car takes off like a rocket and is typically seen through the front windshields of fellow cars on the road than their rearview mirrors.

A 2.0-liter common rail diesel motor (AT box) on duty in Hyundai Tucson returns 11 km per liter. Yes, not directly comparable - Petrol vs Diesel - but the point being the driving characteristics of the vehicle. Tucson is VERY well powered with this engine and the driver can get past all vehicles on the highways save, maybe, the blue blood sports cars with ease.

[have personally been associated with these cars]

Both these motors don't compete with Hector in any way but if money is a constraint, there are two basic parameters in buying a (driver's) car:

1. driving characteristics

2. fuel efficiency, especially with Petrol motors with the Indian mindset of "kitna deti hai". As one of the ads by an insurance company suggests, we'd probably ask the same question even if we were buying a yacht

Indian cars are taxed (and by corollary priced) by their size (length), ground clearance and the cubic capacity of the engine.

USA does it on the basis of fuel efficiency - there's a gas guzzler tax:

https://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/gas-guzzler-tax

Both approaches have their merits.

Hector is a mass-market product. A large automobile that satisfies the - as Maruti honcho said "Unchi is the new lambi" - tall car ownership (read SUV) burden

The fuel efficiency is a letdown. The way I see it - Hector is aggressively priced and the buyer will spend extra on fuel over the years (for Petrol DCT variant, at least) which is compensated by the lower upfront buying cost.


Original price list:

https://www.mgmotor.co.in/content/da..._PriceList.pdf

New price list:

https://www.mgmotor.co.in/content/da...r-pdf-0101.pdf

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