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Old 10th November 2019, 14:01   #91
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I have a 10 year old Chevy Captiva automatic with AWD... The Hector comes the closest but has neither an auto diesel nor an AWD. Otherwise the car seems terrific ..
Indeed, MG Hector is the new Chevy Captiva.
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The first episode of World of MG: Homecoming - Season 2 is here. This time round, the north east will be explored, in a MG Hector.

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The first episode of World of MG: Homecoming - Season 2 is here. This time round, the north east will be explored, in a MG Hector.
This is excellent promotion of the Hector!
Much better than the Kia advertisements featuring the CGI meerkat.

Seems like MG has ironed out the bugs in the infotainment system. Kudos to them for taking such quick action to improve user experience.

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The MG Hector with the Black plastic cladding painted to White,
IMO looks nice!


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The MG Hector with the Black plastic cladding painted to White,
IMO looks nice!
Frankly, I think the body coloured cladding just amplifies the (dis) proportions of the car. The side profile looked weird enough before, but it's gotten even worse now.

It does look a lot cleaner and less busier, but I would much rather prefer black cladding to mask those bulky proportions to an extent. The 17 inchers look punier than ever.

Face looks smashing though. Wish they did something for the cheesy looking reflector on the tailgate.

Just my opinion.

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Old 12th November 2019, 21:05   #96
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The MG Hector with the Black plastic cladding painted to White,
IMO looks nice!
Super.

Somehow, the MG front grill isn't doing justice. I like the Chevy bow-tie though.. gives a more elegant look I feel

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Seems like MG has ironed out the bugs in the infotainment system. Kudos to them for taking such quick action to improve user experience.
It sure looks like they've fixed it. But it's entertainment so they'll have ensured that the lag doesn't show on the video.
But MG has updated the infotainment and it's faster than the test cars. And the best bit is that it can be updated. More features will be added soon.

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The MG Hector with the Black plastic cladding painted to White
It's not looking that great to be honest. If you look closely, there is a mismatch between the shades of the cladding and the existing body paint.
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I test drove the Hector DCT for the 3rd time and there is one observation that I need some clarity on.

This happened 2 or 3 times during my 3 test drives. If from a standstill you have just built speed and you press the A pedal hard, the tacho pin just flies to 5.5k rpm within half a second without the car showing the proportionate increase in speed/torque. It even felt that the car just refused to move.

Also many times whenever I pressed the A pedal hard the rpm pin just flies to 4k+ range without building commensurate power.

Is it possible that the DCT gearbox takes time to switch gears and the car remains between gears for a fraction of a second more with power cut off than other DCT gearboxes or this is a normal behaviour in DCT gearbox. It did not happen in the DSG car that I test drove although wouldn’t want to compare this one to the DSG. Other cars that I tested were TC and CVT which did not have this behaviour.

Can DCT owners comment if they have this observation?

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The MG Hector with the Black plastic cladding painted to White,
IMO looks nice!
Its looking nice indeed. No doubt. Just 1 catch IMO - its making the car look even more under-tyred...
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A full page ad in today's newspaper. A good initiative indeed.


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A full page ad in today's newspaper. A good initiative indeed
What they're not mentioning is that the 'Worth waiting for' campaign was only for the early customers. I booked in Sept - Priority waitlist and I've been told I'm not going to get any points that can be redeemed. So I'm assuming the girl child education scheme has also ended. Good initiative though.
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Looks like another clutch issue, and it looks like it was from the original owner by looking at his profile:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/4172...5192788032601/

Don't know if the post will stay on the wall for long, let's see.

The owner is moving to the consumer court itseems as he is not getting proper response from the company, from the comments section.

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Looks like another clutch issue, and it looks like it was from the original owner by looking at his profile:
On the contrary, it's the same guy who's posted about the clutch issue again. He had an issue with the clutch, it was duly replaced by MG. And now, after 3k kms, he's facing the same issue again. Seems to me, it's more to do with the driving style of the gentleman rather than an issue with the part in question.

MG has already clarified that the Hector has a dual mass flywheel so riding the clutch or driving off from the 2nd gear will result in premature wear and tear. Pretty fair to be honest.
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Don't know if the post will stay on the wall for long, let's see.
What do you mean by this? Do they remove such posts, if yes, its highly unethical on part of MG Hector.
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What do you mean by this? Do they remove such posts, if yes, its highly unethical on part of MG Hector.
It's a forum run by owners, not by MG. And the post is still up. The only thing is that there are influencers on Facebook, which is the case with every brand now.
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