In the company’s global product lineup, the MG X-Motion SUV will be positioned above the ZS and the GS.
The MG-X Motion SUV concept will go on sale in China in 2019.
MG Motor, the subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK, has announced that will showcase the MG X-Motion SUV concept at the Auto China 2018. The automotive show will kick start on April 25, 2018 in Beijing. To be positioned above the MG ZS and GS, the production version of the new SUV concept will go on sale in China in 2019.
Prior to its official debut, the teaser pictures of the MG X-Motion have been released by the carmaker. While the concept teasers covered the SUV in shadow, it is likely to derive its design inspiration from the company’s E-Motion electric sports car concept. The latter was unveiled at the 17th annual Shanghai International Automotive Show in April 2017. Read – Upcoming MG Cars in India
The teasers show the nearly production-ready MG X-Motion featuring a diamond-studded front grille, slim headlamps, sloping roofline, integrated roof bars, bold shoulders and side creases and slim taillamps. In terms of dimensions, the X-Motion will be bigger than the GS. As of now, the design and feature details of the SUV are scanty. Read – MG ZS SUV Might Launch In India
The MG X-Motion SUV will share its underpinnings with the China-only Roewe RX8 SUV. Reports also suggest that it might borrow its powertrain with the RX8 – i.e. a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit. This motor delivers a peak power of 221bhp and 360.6Nm (266lbf/ft) of torque. Read: MG3 Hatchback – All You Need To Know
Just so you know, MG Motor recently announced its plans for the Indian market. With an initial investment of Rs 2,000 crore, the company established its first manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. Initially, it will produce 80,000 units on annual basis. The carmaker aims to make a total investment of Rs 5000 crore over the next six years in the country.
MG India also confirmed that its first vehicle will be a SUV that hit roads in the second quarter of 2019. Rumor has that it could the ZS or GS SUV. The company aims to achieve localization level up to 80% for its first product that will help it achieving aggressive pricing.
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