MG Motors has quickly established a name for itself in India, arriving with the Hector back in 2019. Following the popular response of its first offering, the brand has quickly expanded its product lineup. Currently, it has 5 models in its portfolio, including an EV, 2 premium 7 seaters, and 2 SUVs, all of which are giving healthy competition in their respective segments. With this, it aims to keep this upward trajectory as the new year 2023 begins by launching some new models, and keep its existing offerings fresh.
Upcoming MG Euniq 7
MG unveiled its Euniq 7 fuel-cell MPV at the recently concluded 2023 Auto Expo. It is the first hydrogen-powered MPV to be sold globally. Visually, the Euniq 7 upfront gets a massive chrome grille flanked by headlights and LED DRLs while the bumper features large air intakes on either side. The side profile is quite simple except for the pronounced wheel arches and a slightly upward tapering window line. Moving to the rear, the MPV provides wraparound tail lights and an upright boot lid.
Inside, the interior of the MG Euniq 7 offers dual-tone leather upholstery and a 12.3-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment screen while the driver gets a digital instrument cluster. In terms of features, the MPV caters to a panoramic sunroof, auto climate control, ambient lighting, ventilated seats, and more. The second-row is arguably the place to be with ottoman-style captain seats which get neck support and powered thigh support in the 6-seater variant. The Euniq 7 also features ADAS-tech.
It uses a 92 kW fuel stack that is paired with a permanent magnet electric motor, making 201 bhp of peak power. The system uses three tanks of 6.4 kgs each, able to withstand temperatures of 842 degrees C and can also work at temperatures as low as -30 degrees. The hydrogen is stored at a pressure of 70 MPa. MG claims a range of 605 kms while the tanks can be filled up in just 5 minutes.
Upcoming MG4 Hatchback
Also showcased at the event by the British automaker was the new MG4 EV. Already on sale in Europe, the electric hatchback is underpinned by MG’s new Modular Scalable Platform. Sporting an aggressive design, the MG4 looks unique with its blanked-out front end with no grille and sculpted bonnet. The headlights and DRLs are all-LEDs with vertical fibre-optic stripes while the low beam and fog lamps are combined with the LED turning lights. The rear end features a lightbar that runs the width of the car while the taillights have 172 LEDs each.
Moving inside, the MG4’s interior comes loaded with tech like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, auto climate control, ambient lighting, and more. The EV features ADAS tech like Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assistance, and Forward Collision Warning.
Globally, the MG4 is offered with two battery pack options, a 51 kWh or a 64 kWh unit that powers a single-motor RWD system. The batteries can be fully charged in 7.5 or 9 hours using a 7.5 kWh charger respectively. Using a 150 kW DC fast charger, it can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 35 and 39 minutes. Its claimed range for 51 kWh battery pack stands at 350 kms while 450 kms can be covered via the 64 kWh pack.
Upcoming MG Baojun
The MG Baojun SUV is expected to go on sale by the end of 2023 and will be positioned below the MG Hector. From the model seen on sale abroad, the vehicle's front is equipped with a low pair of headlights, a large grille, and LED DRLs. This SUVs interior is sporty and feature-packed thanks to the black theme and silver accents on the doors and console. A 7-inch LED touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, climate control, a powered driver's seat, and twin front airbags can be found onboard this vehicle. The four-wheeler is expected to provide a CVT gearbox alongside a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that can produce up to 102 bhp with 135 Nm of peak torque.
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Upcoming MG Air EV
Last on this list is the MG Air EV, which will be the smallest car on sale in India. It will directly lock horns with the PMV Ea-Se which is another nano-car expected to go on sale in the country soon. It’ll be the second EV from MG Motors as it is expected to go on sale by Q1 of 2023. Similar to its global counterpart, the EV is most likely to be offered with two battery packs, a 17.3 kWh and 26.7 kWh. Both will be connected via a rear-wheel drive system and an electric motor developing 40 bhp of power. Its interior layout will provide a 10.25-inch floating digital display with connected car technology, an instrument cluster, controls positioned on the steering wheel, automatic air conditioning among many others. In terms of safety, the car will feature twin front airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control, rear parking camera and more.
With this, MG is yet again going on the right path to get an even stronger grip over the Indian car market. With an EV, and new SUVs in its forthcoming lineup of cars, one should look out for these upcoming MG cars!