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Old 9th February 2020, 11:11   #241
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The BS6 petrol deliveries have started.
Saw some FB posts discussing some minor cosmetic changes in the new version like - size of Start button, seat texture, easy opening tailgate etc.
And possibly a software update to AVN with addition functionality and enhanced smoothness and changes to Mid.
Any pics /insights will be super helpful.

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3500 Kms Update

Heard about the update to the iSmart Infotainment system - V05.07, and I decided to take my Hector in.

I called them up an hour in advance and they were happy to help.

The update was made after connecting it to a pen drive with the updated software.
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The update for a lock button on the home screen. Now we can turn off the screen and the music continues to play, and it also keeps you from being distracted while on the road.
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There is a new theme called iSmart Grey which is pretty nice. The overall UI is snappier.
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The reversing camera is still a bit laggy. And so is TomTom. The advisor said that it'll get updated in April from Tomtom's end.
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The entire process took 20 mins. They asked if I'd like a car was and I replied in the affirmative. They washed the car really well, vacuumed the interiors, polished the exterior as well. Took all of 1 hour. Loved it.
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Bill came to Rs 0. Was offered refreshments and tea/coffee. Extremely courteous staff.

At the end, the car was shining and they did a small photo op. Handed me a box of Cadbury Celebrations.

Full marks to MG service. The experience continues to be fantastic.

Apologies that I can't post other pics of the workshop. Photography was not allowed.

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- Very well equipped workshop. Best service experience I've had in a long time.

- There was a diesel which was having it's clutch replaced. The advisor was saying they get some cases on and off. People burning their clutch in bumper to bumper driving.

I've driven the Hector in Delhi traffic and I don't have any issue with the clutch. Probably has to do with the driving style. A lot of people ride the clutch / use half clutch in second gear in traffic. Could be the culprit.

MG is replacing the clutch sets for free.

- The fuel pump for the diesel variant is a bit loud. Not that it bothered me though. The advisor said some customers wanted a replacement and got one.

- They did a complete maintainence check up, even though it wasn't required at 3500 Kms. I'm doing a 1200 km road trip next weekend so it was good to get a report.

- The Fiat 2.0 diesel is a fantastic engine. I love what MG has done with it on the Hector. The power delivery is linear but it's no slouch. Easily provides the power for quick overtaking and is frugal as well.

- I'm getting an overall mileage of 15.7 Kmpl, mix of city and highway driving. Can't complain. Should go up further after the second service interval.

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Hey guys,

Conflicted between DCT Petrol and/or MT Diesel.
Usage is mostly around 50-60 kms per day, that too in Delhi city traffic and some in Noida.

Is there any change in the BS6 versions in terms of the gearbox shifting/mechanics or is it just an upgrade to accommodate the new fuel type.

I ask this as I previously drove the Petrol DCT sometime in October, 2019 and I did not like the gearbox much. It had a major lag issue when trying to accelerate after sudden braking and I found this to be an issue for myself, personally. Other thing was the average with the DCT, which was abysmally low.

At that time I also drove the MT Diesel and there was a huge difference. Much more powerful, much more smoother and overall a better experience. However now that most people (including myself) are preferring automatics for our daily use, cant seem to figure out which way to go.

Also, got a message from one of the dealers from MG recently which mentioned that they are offering an exclusive slot to previous owners who had booked the Hector, and then cancelled the same (I come under this as well). Now I am yet to get in touch with them, but I cant help but feel that they may be trying to offer me the BS4 versions as the recent Supreme Court ruling was that the date for BS6 will stay as on 31st March after which no BS4 car will be sold.
So if they are offering me a BS4 version, is it worth picking it up right now?

As always, would appreciate some feedback and thoughts from current owners of both the models, including future buyers as well.
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Hey guys,

Conflicted between DCT Petrol and/or MT Diesel.
Usage is mostly around 50-60 kms per day, that too in Delhi city traffic and some in Noida.

Is there any change in the BS6 versions in terms of the gearbox shifting/mechanics or is it just an upgrade to accommodate the new fuel type.
My daily running is 100 kms which is what prompted me to go for the diesel. The Fiat 2.0 is a fantastic engine and that gave me the assurance to go for a relatively unknown brand. My daily drive in Delhi traffic is around 40-50 kms and the balance is highway runs to gurgaon/greater Noida.

The diesel is a good performer and is frugal as well. I'm getting an overall mileage of 15.6 Kmpl after 4.5k kms.

The DCT had too much lag for my liking. And anything above 50 kms a day warrants a diesel. For your requirement, diesel fits the bill. It is the superior engine option as well.

There is no Diesel AT coming with BS6. MG has significant demand for DCT and Hybrid for it to get bothered. It remains to be seen how the 2020 Harrier affects it's sales.

If you need a Diesel AT, you'll have to look at other options like the Harrier.
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