The affordable EV segment is growing elder from an embryonic stage. Recently launched Tiago EV has kickstarted the economical EV category and many more are yet to come soon. Moreover, the British Chinese company MG is also looking ahead to bringing a new Kei EV (small EV) which could blaze a new trail. Which is this upcoming MG EV? Let us know in detail.
Upcoming MG EV
During the Indonesian Auto Expo, this new EV was showcased by Wuling which is a Chinese company. To be called the Air EV, MG would rebadge this same car along with some subtle changes and then bring it to India. It could be one of the smallest cars on sale in the country with a length of just 2.9 meters.
What else to know?
The design of this car is certainly not what you see usually on Indian roads. After the launch of this car, India will familiarise the concept of Kei cars which is basically small-sized cars developed for intercity runs. This EV would have 2 doors and a seating capacity of 4. The overall length stands at 2900mm and the wheel size is just 12 inches making it a perfect machine to tackle city traffics.
If we talk about its interior and features, MG could stay true to its nature. This brand is always known for keeping a loaded list. So, we can expect a big 10.25 infotainment system, dual-tone interiors, electronic parking brake, rotary-styled gear knob selector and more.
Upcoming MG EV – Battery and range
This quirky Kei car is set to come with a front axle-mounted motor. However, the battery and motor setup are yet to confirm for the Indian-bound car. Globally it gets two options – a 30kWh and a 50kW which extract a claimed range of 200 and 300kms respectively. Which one could India get? Let us know in the comments.
Will it work in India?
MG is focusing on a niche audience with this car. Considering all the gizmos it is set to get, all of its ball game lies in its pricing. If this is launched for around Rs 10 to 11 lakh, buyers might consider this as their secondary city commuter. What about the launch? MG is expected to launch this car at the Auto Expo 2023.
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