MG’s first SUV will come with both petrol and diesel powertrains.
MG Motor has confirmed that its first product for the Indian market will be a SUV that will hit roads in the first half of next year. Trail production of the vehicle has already begun at the company’s Halol plant in Gujarat. Reports suggest that MG’s new SUV will be based on the Baojun 530 SUV, which is retailed in the Chinese market. In India, it will be gun up straight against the Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson.
According to a media report the first MG SUV will come with both petrol and diesel powertrains – a 168bhp, 1.5L direct injection turbo and a 2.0L diesel (Fiat sourced). Transmission choices will include a 7-speed automatic unit. Globally, the Baojun 530 is offered with two petrol engines – a 147.9bhp, 1.5L turbocharged and a 137bhp, 1.8L unit. Read: MG ZS Compact SUV – 5 Things You Need To Know
Initially, the re-badged Baojun 530 SUV will come with a five-seater configuration. The SUV might also be introduced with 7-seat and 8-seat options at a later stage. If we talk about its dimensions, the vehicle measures 4655mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height. That means, it will be longer, wider and taller than the Jeep Compass. Read – SAIC Maxus D90 Might Come To Challenge Toyota Fortuner
The first MG SUV for India will be loaded with several features including a TFT multi information display, a three-layered dashboard, a panoramic sunroof, a soft touch material, leather seats with contrast stitching, power seats, an electronic parking brake and cruise control. Check Out – Upcoming MG Cars in India
With high level of localization, the re-badged Baojun 530 SUV is expected to be priced competitively against Jeep Compass. MG Motor has also confirmed that its second model for India will be a pure electric SUV.
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