MG, a Chinese automotive company, has long been recognized as the brand which pioneered the UK’s automotive industry; however, it is a very new brand that has just landed on to India in 2019. If you are looking for a breath of fresh air among a dozen of car brands in the Indian market, MG is a worthwhile brand to take into consideration. Read up on this category to get further information about the brand-new automotive manufacturer and its portfolio.
MG’s traces of foundation go back to 1924 when it was a British automotive company named MG Motor UK Limited. MG was once a subsidiary of SAIC Motor UK. However, the parent company is now owned by a Chinese state-owned enterprise and has been renamed SAIC Motor Corp. MG once used to be well-known for pioneering the UK’s automotive industry and creating luxurious cabriolets and sports cars which were favoured by the upper class in the UK.
In 2019, the British brand stepped onto the Indian market with the establishment of MG Motor India which is under the control of SAIC Motor Corp. Up to now, the company is headquartered in Gurgaon and manufactures vehicles in a plant located in Halol, Gujarat. By August 2020, MG’s products are present at 65 showroom and 54 dealerships spreading across 50 cities in India.
- Logo meaning: The MG logo is an inscription of the brand name enclosed by an octagon frame. The MG inscription is stylized by bold straight lines and sharp angles, which gives the logo a powerful and elegant look. The colour palette of the logo commonly seen today is the combination of gold background and burgundy silhouettes.
- First model launch: The MG Hector is the first model that MG has launched in the Indian automobile market in 2019.
- Sales unit: MG Motor India has reported its 2019 sale volume of more than 15 thousand units. The sales figure was mainly contributed by the sales of the MG Hector.
MG currently offers three car models in India, all of which are SUVs. The company is planning to launch six models by 2020-2021. Let’s refer to the table of ongoing and upcoming models.
|No.||Brand models||Ex-showroom Price in New-Delhi|
|1||MG Hector||Rs.12.83 - 17.88 Lakh|
|2||MG Hector Plus||Rs.13.48 - 18.53 Lakh|
|3||MG ZS EV||Rs.20.88 - 23.58 Lakh|
|No.||Brand models||Expected launching date||Expected price|
|1||MG Baojun 510||Dec 15, 2020||Rs11.0 Lakh|
|2||MG RX5||Mar 06, 2021||Rs14.0 Lakh|
|3||MG GS||Aug 20, 2020||Rs15.0 Lakh|
|4||MG RC-6||Oct 15, 2021||Rs18.0 Lakh|
|5||MG G10||Oct 10, 2020||Rs25.0 Lakh|
|6||MG Gloster||Oct 20, 2020||Rs35.0 Lakh|
The MG Hector is a 5-seater SUV that was launched in the Indian market in 2019. The SUV is offered in four variants: Smart, Sharp, Super and Style. Each of those variants goes with specific colours among five: silver, black, burgundy red, blaze red and white.
The MG Hector is a sizable car with the largest dimensions in its segments with a spacious cabin. The exterior gets a masculine look which is dominated by a massive black mesh grille with sleek chrome surroundings. Its interior is executed in an all-black paint scheme with well-finished features.
The list of notable features installed in the MG Hector includes ambient lighting, rain-sensing wipers, a 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system connected with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and a panoramic sunroof.
The 5-seater SUV is equipped with three powertrain options. Specifically, the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine (143PS/250Nm), BS6 2.0-litre diesel engine (170PS/350Nm) and 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 48V mild-hybrid system. In terms of transmission, while the turbocharged petrol motor goes with either DCT or 6-speed MT, the petrol hybrid and diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed MT.
Here are all versions of the MG Hector with prices:
|No.||Versions||Fuel type||Ex-showroom Price in New-Delhi|
|1||Style MT||Petrol||Rs.12.83 Lakh|
|2||Super MT||Petrol||Rs.13.63 Lakh|
|3||Style Diesel MT||Diesel||Rs.13.99 Lakh|
|4||Hybrid Super MT||Petrol||Rs.14.21 Lakh|
|5||Super Diesel MT||Diesel||Rs.14.99 Lakh|
|6||Hybrid Smart MT||Petrol||Rs.15.31 Lakh|
|7||Smart AT||Petrol||Rs.15.99 Lakh|
|8||Smart Diesel MT||Diesel||Rs.16.49 Lakh|
|9||Hybrid Sharp MT||Petrol||Rs.16.63 Lakh|
|10||Sharp AT||Petrol||Rs.17.55 Lakh|
|11||Sharp Diesel MT||Diesel||Rs.17.88 Lakh|
The MG ZS EV is an electric car that was introduced to the Indian market in January 2020. The environmentally friendly car is on sale in six cities in Indian and is available in two variants: Exclusive and Excite. MG offers three colour options for the electric car: Currant Red, Ferris White, Copenhagen Blue.
The ZS EV is designed with the signature MG-style features on the outside. The cabin is coloured all-black with a cluttered arrangement.
In terms of equipment, The ZS EV gets an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an inbuilt air purifier, power-adjustable ORVMs, projector headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, and the list goes on.
The ZS EV runs on an electric motor powered by a 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine allows the vehicle to perform an output of 143PS and 353Nm and to get the mileage of 340km on a single charge. The battery can be recharged by either a 7.4kW fixed charger or a portable charger that goes with the car. Besides, there are fast chargers installed at some MG dealerships to facilitate the electricity regeneration of the car.
Here are all variants of the MG ZS EV with prices:
|No.||Variants||Ex-showroom Price in New-Delhi|
With the worldwide reputation and the initial success of the very first models launched in India, MG is a rewarding brand for those who are looking for a reliable and high-quality car apart from familiar brands such as Maruti, or Hyundai, Tata or Mahindra. Check out Indianautosblog frequently so as not to miss out any news about MG and MG cars.