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You can now control your MG Hector through your smart watch: Read about this unique feature

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We wont be wrong to say this that the MG Hector brought in a lot of smart features. Some of them had many rivals scurrying back to the drawing boards and come up with products that match the Hector for its feature set. However, MG adding still has the upmanship when it comes to adding features or in this case, controlling them. Now, one can set the climate control to their desire from outside the car. This can be done via Android or Apple smartwatches. The i-SMART infotainment system was earlier updated with supporting Hinglish words. Even if the tyre pressure of the car is low, voice alerts are given out for the same. The engine start alarm is also given out as a voice alert. All this seemingly make the Hector an advanced car in terms of AI.

Aside from this, the new MG Hector also comes with more than 60 connected car features including voice search on the Gaana app, Accuweather forecast, as well as WiFi connectivity. There are also OTA updates available with this car. The safety as well as security features include six airbags, ESP, traction control, hill-hold control as well as rear defogger and wiper.

One can order the MG Hector with petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel engine is borrowed from FCA and makes the same amount of power as well as torque – 170hp/350Nm. It is available only with a manual transmission. MG also offers the Hector with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that also brings with it a mild hybrid option. A torque converter, 6-speed manual or a DCT can be optioned with the petrol engine. The Hector also comes as a seven-seater or a 6-seater in its Plus versions.

MG has utilised the Hector platform to the hilt in India now. We wonder if the company is secretly planning to bring in an electric version of the same. This, only time will tell.

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Attractive finance deals launched by Tata Motors to attract potential buyers: Read here

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Tata Motors has joined hands with Kotak Mahindra Prime to introduce finance schemes for prospective buyers. The partnership has rolled out three finance programs namely Red Carpet, Prime Vishwas Product, and Low EMI for urban and rural customer groups that comprise salaried, self-employed, and buyers with no-income proof. Let us have a detailed look at each of the plans.

The Red Carpet product is designed for customers with income proof and facilitates up to 90 per cent of on-road funding. There is no Fixed Obligation to Income Ratio (FOIR) for loan of up to Rs 11 lakh and the tenure can last up to seven years. It also offers additional advantages for pre- and part-payment of loans.

Customers with no-income proof can opt for the Prime Vishwas scheme that funds up to 90 per cent of the ex-showroom price of the vehicle. The loan assessment criteria are based on agricultural land or asset ownership parameters. The loan can be availed for a period of up to five years.

The third finance solution is the Low EMI scheme mainly for the self-employed and salaried customers. The vehicle owners will benefit from a 50 per cent lower EMI for the initial three months. Funding can be arranged for up to 80 per cent of the on-road price with EMI starting at Rs 999 per lakh for the starting three months.

Commenting on the roll out of these finance schemes offers, Rajan Amba, Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Customer Care, PVBU, Tata Motors, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd. for the rollout of these customised financial solutions for different customer profiles. These are trying times and we are committed to supporting our customers in the best possible manner. With such initiatives we want to make safe personal mobility solutions more affordable and accessible to customers and ensure they have a hassle-free ownership experience.

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