MG Motors unveiled its first-ever car for the Indian market, the Hector. After the first SUV in the market, MG Motors will launch an all-new electric vehicle in the Indian market, which will be extremely accessible by the mass-segment car buyers.
As per ETAuto, MG Motors will launch the all-new eZS electric car that was launched in the international markets last month. Even though there is no specific timeline for the launch of the electric SUV in the Indian market, it will most likely launch in 2020 and will be the second launch from the manufacturer in the Indian market.
Rajiv Chabba, managing director of MG Motors India said in the same interview with ETAuto that all-new car will be launched below Rs 10 lakh price, which will make it extremely affordable in the Indian market. Currently, there are few offerings like the Mahindra E2O hatchback. However, soon manufacturers will launch vehicles like the Hyundai Kona EV, Mahindra XUV 300 EV and more in the market, which will add a few options for the buyers.
It should be noted that even the first vehicle from MG Motors, the Hector will offer a 48V electric hybrid system. It is the only SUV in the segment that will get such a system in the Indian market. It will increase the fuel efficiency of the mid-size SUV by quite a lot.
It is not known if MG will launch the same international-spec variant in the Indian market or it will be something different. Internationally, the MG eZS get powered by a 110kW electric motor that translates into about 150 PS of maximum power. It generates a maximum of 350 Nm of peak torque. The car can do 0-50 km/h in 3.1 seconds and offers a range of 350 km. The eZS can be charged through DC chargers too, which allows fast charging of the vehicle. The battery level can reach 80% in just 30 minutes. Through slow charging, it takes 6.5 hours to fully charge the vehicle.
The MG eZS will also come with quite a few segment-first features including 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, embedded eSIM and more. It will be a fully imported CBU model at first but MG Motors will start assembling the vehicle after gauging the response in the Indian market. It may take three to four months after the launch of the Hector to start the assembly process in India.
MG Motors will launch around five all-new products in the Indian market over the next 24 months. After the MG Hector goes on sale in May 2019, MG will bring in a new product every few months in the Indian market. A total of four different platforms are expected to be launched in the Indian market. MG Motors has already tied up with 40 dealer partners in India.