Here’s a complete list of upcoming MG cars that will hit Indian shores in coming years.
Revealing its plan for the Indian entry, MG Motor has announced that its first product will hit our shores in the second quarter of 2019. For people not in the know, MG Motor is a subsidiary of the Chinese auto giant – SAIC – which now aims to enter India through this British car marque. MG Motor India acquired General Motors’ Halol plant in Gujarat and has already started refurbishing the facility. Initially, the company will make an investment of Rs 2,000 crore that will be further increased to Rs 5,000 crore over the next six years. In the first phase (initial 4-5 years), the annual production capacity of the plant will be around 80,000 to 85,000 units. If required, it will be ramped-up by another 80,000 to 85,000 units, confirmed the company. While SAIC is yet to chalk out a plan for its entry in India, we are more interested in the products it could introduce here.
The first MG car to hit the Indian shores will be the ZS compact SUV that will be stacked up against the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Details of the India-spec model will be revealed in near future, though it is reported to source its 2.0-litre engine from the Jeep Compass. In UK, the SUV comes with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine options. While the smaller capacity unit churns out 109bhp with 160Nm, the larger one delivers 105bhp with 141Nm. Transmission offer could be a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic units.
The ZS SUV is a well-equipped machine with rugged and sporty design. Some of its key features include projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillights, diamond cut alloys, flat bottom multifunction steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, automatic AC unit, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, etc.
Expected Launch: H2, 2019
Expected Price: Rs 11 lakh – Rs 15 lakh