MG has concreted its footsteps in the India with its well-known Hector. The Hector has conquered majority of sales for the relatively new brand by providing a plethora of features & powertrain options. Now, when the new Hector facelift is bound to reach Indian shores, MG is planning to dip its hands in a completely new segment. Which segment is it targeting? The British-Chinese company is all geared up to launch a new EV. This EV will sit in a segment that no other modern-age is targeting. What could be this new electric car from MG? Read this article to know more.
New MG electric car – Air EV
MG globally unveiled the Air EV at the Indonesian Auto Expo this year. Crafted for intercity runs, India will witness the concept of small EV cars with the launch of Air EV. The Indian-spec version of this small EV would be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023. Now, there are chances that the India-specific car would be brought in with some changes that would make it more affordable for the country. What are these changes? Read on as we have discussed them in different parts of the article.
New MG electric car – Design
MG has managed to style it with minuscule details largely being a small car itself. With its small dimensions of just 2900mm (length) and wheel size measuring just 12 inches, it could be the smallest EV on sale in our market. To give you a dimension perspective, we are talking about an EV that is smaller than Maruti Alto.
New MG electric car – Features & Specifications
As MG would bring this car into a very risky playground altogether, it surely does need to have some promising features to attract our value-conscious buyer base. Just like their other cars, the Air EV would have almost all essentials features that come in handy on a regular basis. This is the part where the India-spec version could see a change. The Indonesian version has a horizontally laid out screen housing the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Could India get the same setup? It is highly likely because the car looks futuristic in terms of design and maintaining a no-nonsense look with techy interiors would be just on point. However, there are chances that MG might slightly tone down the screen size to cut some costs.
Moving on to the powertrain, MG India is planning to source the cost-effective LFP cylindrical cells from Tata AutoComp. This LFP cell technology has proven its quality on Indian road conditions by being present in the highest-selling EV in the country – Tata Nexon EV. This LFP battery pack could boast 20 kWh or 25 kWh capacity that would promise a range of about 200kms. Depending upon the conditions, one could get around 150kms of real-world range.
Launch and Pricing
The launch of this new MG would revolutionize a new segment in the market. As mentioned above, the car is touted to see an India unveil next year. This means that a launch could follow soon. Now, according to reports, MG is aiming to price this small EV around the Rs 10 lakh price tag (ex-showroom).
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