MG Motor has just revealed a brand new MPV for the Indian market at the 2020 Auto Expo. Called the 360M, the new MPV is larger than the Maruti Ertiga but smaller than the Toyota Innova Crysta. It’s a 6 seater, and gets a single petrol engine: a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated unit with 103 Bhp of peak power and 135 Nm of peak torque.
These numbers put it in direct competition with the likes of the Maruti Ertiga and XL6 MPVs, which also feature a 1.5 liter petrol engine with similar outputs. The gearbox offered on the new MG 360M MPV is a CVT automatic unit, and there’s no manual gearbox offered even as an option. Going by these specifications, it’s clear that the front wheel driven, monocoque MG MPV is aimed mainly at family car buyers seeking a spacious and relatively luxurious people mover. When officially launched, this MPV’s prices are expected to begin from well under Rs. 10 lakh.
The MG 360M MPV showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 featured a slew of luxury features. From an electric sunroof to powered driver’s seat, captain seats on the second row and a 360 degree parking camera, the 360M looks poised to take the fight to the current best sellers – the Maruti Ertiga and the XL6. The MPV segment is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Indian car market. The likes of the Renault Triber, Maruti Ertihga + XL6 and the Toyota Innova Crysta dominate different sub-segments of India’s MPV market.
MG Motor has already made a mark in India with the Hector SUV, which is a best seller in its segment. The Hector has made the MG Motor brand a household name, and the Chinese owned British brand has massive expansion plans in the Indian market. From a slew of electric cars including the eZS and the upcoming Maxus D90 luxury SUV, MG Motor has lined up many new cars for the Indian market.
The blitz has already begun through the 2020 Indian Auto Expo. Expect a packed year from MG Motor as it forays into multiple segments of the Indian car market. The 360M MPV could be yet another hot seller for the brand in the years to come. Local assembly at MG Motor’s Halol factory in Gujarat, with a high amount of localization is almost a given. More details about this MPV will surface shortly. Watch this space as we round up all there is to know about MG Motor’s latest people mover.