Some reports indicate that the company imported several models to India as they want to showcase it to prospective dealerships just like Kia
MG Motor is one of the brands which is going to enter India next year. The company is going to assemble and manufacturer products at Ex-General Motor’s Halol plant in Gujarat. Even though the British manufacturer officially announced its India entry, the company hasn’t specified on models which are coming to India.
Last month, Baojun 530 has been spotted in India and speculations are that it will be the first model from MG to be launched in India but earlier reports were pointing out to ZS compact SUV which made its global debut last year. The ZS compact SUV has been spotted in India for first time and the test mule was camouflaged heavily.
Some reports indicate that the company imported several models to India as they want to showcase it to prospective dealerships just like Kia which is going to be another brand that is coming to India in 2019. The compact SUV was spotted near the Halol plant and it will continue the same design theme of International model.
If launched, ZS compact SUV will compete head on against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. But global model of ZS measure 4.3 m in length and this could attract higher tax, which will increase the price. So MG Motor might shorten the length to get excise duty benefits which could be passed to buyers.
The design of ZS compact SUV is simple yet attractive as front is dominated by massive grill and projector headlamps with integrated DRLs. The front bumper has big fog lamps placed on side along with skid plates to give an SUV appearance. MG Motor has also given black cladding which runs across the body and the same sporty design theme extends towards rear.
The interior of ZS compact SUV is modern with three spoke multi-function steering wheel and new instrument cluster. MG Motor has given lots of features for ZS compact SUV which includes touch screen infotainment, climate control, cruise control and more. The ZS is powered by 1.0 L turbocharged engine producing 125 PS and 1.5 L petrol engine with 120 PS. These engines are mated to manual and automatic transmission.