The first product of the MG Motors would be an SUV and it will be based on Baojun 530 SUV, launch expected in mid-2019
MG Motors, which is a part of the Chinese SAIC consortium will soon set foot in the Indian market. MG Motors has already set-up the plant in India and is currently testing the production line. With the rising popularity of the SUVs in the market, MG Motors has decided that their first product will be an SUV in the Indian market and it has been spotted testing on the Indian roads too.
The upcoming SUV would be based on the Baojun 530, which is sold in the Chinese market but would be heavily localised and tuned for the Indian market. It will be launched in 2019 and this is what we think the SUV would look like.
The SUV will offer an intimidating presence on the road and would get deep creases on the body. Of course, there would be the iconic logo on the hexagonal grille at the front and sleek DRLs on either side of the grille.
The main headlamp housing would be placed closer to the ground or better illumination. The upcoming MG SUV would be bigger than the Tucson in size but with body creases, it would look aerodynamic on the road.
At first, MG Motors would launch the five-seater version of the SUV in India and at a later stage, three-row seven or eight seater versions would be launched. The interiors would get a long list of features including leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment, electrically-powered seats and cruise control.
MG Motors is currently benchmarking their upcoming SUV with the Hyundai Tucson in India, which indicates that the MG SUV would offer a high level of quality too.
The engine options that would power the upcoming SUV have not been named yet but in all likeliness, the diesel versions of the SUV would be powered by the 2.0-litre Multijet engine that would be sourced from Fiat.
It is the same engine that also powers the Jeep Compass in India. The petrol variants would get a new 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. Automatic transmission would be offered in the SUV too.
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