MG Motors will soon enter the Indian market and their first-ever product from the brand would be the Tata Harrier rival. Not many details of the upcoming SUV is known till now but according to a new report in Financial Express, the size of the upcoming MG Motors SUV would be larger than the Honda CR-V. However, the pricing would be in the range of the Tata Harrier and the Jeep Compass.
MG Motors is working to ensure that the all-new SUV gets at least 75% localisation at the time of the launch. It will ensure that the new vehicle is priced affordably in the market. The all-new SUV is expected to reach the Indian market in the first half of 2019 and the vehicle has been spotted testing on the Indian roads too.
The all-new MG SUV would be placed pretty high in the terms of features. It will get full LED headlamps and all the other bulbs would be full LED too. The SUV was caught with dynamic indicators in India which ensures that the SUV gets all the modern bits and looks luxurious on the roads. MG Motors is a British brand but is owned by the Chinese giant – SAIC. We can expect a value-for-money price tag on the upcoming SUV.
On the inside, it would offer a range of features too. As per the report, a few important features in the upcoming MG Motors SUV would be 360-degree parking camera, flat-bottom steering wheel, dual-tone dashboard and a flat floor for the optimal space for the rear passengers. Just like the Harrier and the Jeep Compass, the MG Motors SUV would also offer 5-seats.
The engine options of the all-new SUV would be similar to the Jeep Compass and the Tata Harrier. It would get the same 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat. However, it is expected that the power output of the 2.0-litre diesel engine would be around 170 Bhp, similar to the one see in the Jeep Compass. Interestingly, Tata Harrier offers the same engine with a maximum power output of 138 Bhp. MG Motors SUV would also be offered with a petrol engine. A 1.5-litre turbocharged engine is expected, which will produce around 150 Bhp of maximum power. MG would offer an automatic transmission with the petrol engine. It is expected to be a six-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.
Even though it is early to position the upcoming SUV in the market but the report says that it would be priced at around Rs. 15 lakhs while the top-end model would be priced below Rs. 20 lakhs. This would be a competitive price for the rivals to match. MG Motors would prove to be a tough challenger if it comes with all the bells and whistles with such a competitive price tag.