MG Motor’s new ‘high ground clearance’ sedan to challenge Honda Civic & Hyundai Elantra

MG Motor, one of the young brands in India is currently concentrating on the SUVs in the Indian market. MG will now enter the other segments in India in the coming times. At the 2020 Auto Expo, which will start next week, MG Motor India will showcase a large sedan that is expected to be launched in the Indian market at a later date.

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According to ACI, the all-new vehicle from MG Motor is based on the RC-6 sedan that is sold in the Chinese automobile market under the SAIC-owned Baojun brand. MG Motor is also owned by SAIC and the sedan that will be showcased at the Auto Expo might be on its way to the Indian market.

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The RC-6 sedan looks quite conventional. It gets a coupe design while there is a thick plastic trim all around the car adding a crossover look to the vehicle. Moreover, it gets a high ground clearance of 180mm, which is very unconventional for a sedan. It looks inspired by the Volvo S60 Cross Country, which is a crossover sedan and is available in the Indian market. However, the new car from MG Motor will not be priced at such a high level. It is expected to get a price tag of around Rs 20 lakhs to take on the vehicles like Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra in the Indian market.

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The front of the vehicle gets a similar face like the MG Hector. It gets a similarly shaped grille while the air intakes also look inspired by the Hector. The rear design looks clean and there are not many highlights. The coupe design of the sedan makes it look very attractive and it sure will turn a lot of heads on the roads.

It is a five-seater sedan and is expected to come with a long list of features just like any other MG car in the Indian market. The feature list is expected to offer a range of first-in-segment features too. The cabin will offer a high-tech, advanced layout with a twin-screen layout similar to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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MG also makes sure that it offers the biggest cars dimension wise in the segment.  his upcoming sedan will be no different. It will offer a wheelbase of 2,800mm, which makes it longest wheelbase in the segment, which stands only 41mm shorter than the Skoda Superb.

Initially, MG Motor will offer a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is also available with the Hector. This engine produces a maximum power of 143 PS but we may see a tweaked version to suit the upcoming sedan. The vehicle will be in the showrooms by 2021 and will get an aggressive price tag!