3 weeks with my 2023 MG Hector Facelift: 5 initial impressions

The overall driving experience has been smooth but the fuel efficiency is something that could have been better.

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I am using my MG Hector Sharp PRO for the last 3 weeks and so far had a pleasant experience. I have completed just over 300 KMS and the following are my observations:

  1. The 360 Degree camera feature of the car really helps especially in case of a parallel parking situation or a tight parking spot. I was literally worried about this considering the dimensions of the car but this camera really helped. In my society, the parking space is also limited and I have to park between 2 cars at times. The clarity of the camera is good.
  2. Overall driving experience with this car has been good so far. The car may not be a driver's car, but for people who prefer driving at moderate speeds, the car is an excellent choice. Overall the experience has been smooth so far.
  3. The fuel efficiency is something which could have been better. But considering a car of this size and being a petrol one, understand this takes a toll on the efficiency. I am getting an average of 9-10 so far mostly in city conditions. Yet to do a check on the highway. You need to keep looking at the 'Distance to Empty' figures constantly.
  4. The infotainment system is sloppy at times. I have observed at times the globe does not appear or it takes a good 15-20 seconds to appear on the infotainment system when you start the car. Even when using the Apple car play, sometimes it switched automatically to the default infotainment system. Reported this to the SA, and he mentioned that will be taken care of during the software update. I am hoping for a better experience in future.
  5. The MG app shows some wrong figures and cannot be believed completely. I was fooled by the Tire pressure figures. When I went to the shop, the actual tire pressures were way less than what was shown on the app. Not sure how these are measured. This is something that MG should take note of seriously.

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