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India's EV market is currently undergoing a dynamic phase of development, marked by rapid evolution and a surge in the introduction of electric car models. Both domestic and international manufacturers have been quick to capitalize on the growing demand for electric mobility by launching a diverse range of EV models in the country. In 2023, several notable electric vehicles were launched in the base to mid-to-premium segments, catering to a wide spectrum of consumer preferences and budgets. Here is a list of a few eminent EV launches of 2023 in India MG Comet: Launched on 26 April 2023 The MG Comet EV is MG Motor's second electric vehicle offering in India, following the success of the ZS EV. The Comet is essentially a rebranded version of the Wuling Air EV, which is MG's sister brand internationally. Sporting a compact and boxy design, the Comet EV features a two-door layout and can comfortably accommodate up to four passengers. Its dimensions measure approximately 2974 mm in length, 1505 mm in width, and 1640 mm in height, and it boasts a wheelbase of 2010 mm. With a remarkably tight turning circle radius of just 4.2 meters, manoeuvring in urban environments becomes hassle-free. The price of MG Comet EV starts at Rs. 7.98 Lakh and goes up to Rs. 9.98 Lakh. Powering the MG Comet is a 17.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that claims to offer an impressive range of 230 kilometres on a single charge. The battery has undergone rigorous testing, passed 16 safety assessments, and is rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. The Comet is equipped with an electric motor that delivers 41 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque, ensuring responsive and efficient performance. Features of the MG Comet include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, a reverse parking camera, rear parking sensors, LED rear fog lamp, follow-me-home headlamps, a tyre pressure monitoring system, front and rear seat belt reminders, driver and co-driver seat belts with load limiters, manual parking brake, manual day/night IRVM, power-adjustable ORVM, manual air conditioning and heater, remote central locking, and more. HYUNDAI IONIQ 5: Launched on 11 January 2023 Launched at the Auto Expo 2023, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an innovative electric vehicle that combines futuristic design with cutting-edge technology. With its sleek and aerodynamic exterior, the Ioniq 5 exudes a sense of modernity and sophistication. The spacious and luxurious interior offers a comfortable and eco-friendly driving experience, with features such as vegan leather upholstery and a customizable digital cockpit. The Ioniq 5 gets its power from a 72.6kWh battery. Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric motor is capable of producing 217 bhp/350 Nm of torque. The 2023 Ioniq 5 is also capable of supporting superfast 800V charging, which can charge the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric SUV is priced at Rs 44.95 lakh (ex-showroom). There is a single variant on offer. The IONIQ 5 comes loaded with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets Bose premium sound system (8 Speakers), wireless charging, a hands-free smart power tailgate with height adjustment, Bose premium sound system (8 Speakers), wireless charging, rain-sensing wipers, heated outside mirrors with LED turn indicators, Ventilated seat function (front & rear seat), heated function (rear seat), six airbags, ADAS features like blind-spot collision warning (BCW), lane keeping assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), blind-spot view monitor (BVM), safe exit warning (SEW), driver attention warning (DAW) and more. Read Also: Upcoming Tata Cars in 2023 Mahindra XUV400: Launched on 16 January 2023 The Mahindra XUV400 EV is a cutting-edge electric vehicle that combines style, performance, and sustainability. With its sleek design and modern features, the XUV400 EV offers a captivating driving experience. Powered by an advanced electric motor, it delivers impressive acceleration and a smooth, quiet ride. The spacious interior provides ample room for passengers and cargo, while the latest technological innovations enhance convenience and safety. The Mahindra XUV400 boasts two battery options, namely the 34.5 kWh and 39.4 kWh variants, both powering the front axle-mounted electric motor delivering 150 bhp and 310 Nm of torque. Accelerating from 0 to 100 kmph in just 8.3 seconds, this electric vehicle showcases impressive performance with a top speed of 150 kmph. Enhancing the driving experience further, the XUV400 offers three distinct driving modes - Fun, Fast, and Fearless - which adjust the steering, throttle response, and regenerative braking intensity. With a range of 375 km for the 34.5 kWh battery and 456 km for the 39.4 kWh battery, according to the Indian driving cycle (MIDC), the XUV400 ensures ample distance coverage on a single charge. Mahindra has priced the XUV 400 at Rs 15.99 lakh-18.99 lakh ex-showroom. The Mahindra XUV400 is equipped with a range of impressive features including a 7.0-inch touchscreen integrated with Mahindra's AdrenoX software, providing a seamless and intuitive user interface. Additionally, it offers a single-pane sunroof, advanced connected car technology, and over-the-air (OTA) updates. Safety is prioritized with up to six airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels for enhanced braking performance, and an IP67 rating for the battery pack, ensuring protection against dust and water ingress. Furthermore, the inclusion of ISOFIX anchors ensures the secure and convenient installation of child seats. CITROEN eC3: Launched on 28 February 2023 Citroen, the renowned French automaker, has made its entry into the Indian electric vehicle market with the introduction of its first electric vehicle, the C3 EV. The Citroen C3 EV is a stylish and efficient electric vehicle that combines practicality with a modern design. With its sleek lines and distinctive features, the C3 EV stands out on the road. The C3 EV features a spacious and comfortable interior, offering ample legroom and cargo space for passengers. The C3 EV is offered at a starting price of Rs. 11.50 lakh and goes up to Rs. 12.43 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available in four distinct variants. The Citroen C3 EV is equipped with a 29.2 kWh battery pack, delivering an impressive, claimed range of 320 kilometres on a single charge. Its electric motor showcases capable performance, generating 57 bhp of peak power and 143 Nm of maximum torque. Accelerating from 0 to 60 kmph in just 6.8 seconds, the E-C3 EV offers swift acceleration, reaching a top speed of 107 kmph. The Citroen C3 EV offers a range of features including a 10.2-inch touchscreen, featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a four-speaker music system, a height-adjustable driver seat, and MyCitroen Connect app enabling connected vehicle technology. This feature allows users to conveniently locate their car, track its current location, and easily find nearby charging stations. Safety is prioritized with dual airbags and ABS with EBD, ensuring enhanced protection on the road. Read Also: Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India 2023
Morris Garages or MG as it is better known is a British automotive marque which was founded in the 1920s by Cecil Kimber. The company was known for manufacturing British sports cars that made the brand famous. Over the years, the company's ownership changed hands across different business conglomerates to being currently owned by the Chinese automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor. In India, MG Motor made its way through Hector SUV and grabbed tons of attention from customers. Post that, the company continued to introduce SUV based models like the Astor and Gloster. Let's take a quick look at MG car's history in India along with its current product lineup. MG Entry into India MG Motor India is a subsidiary of Shanghai-based Chinese automaker SAIC Motor which sells its vehicles under the banner of the British marque. The subsidiary was set up in 2017, with its sales and manufacturing operations starting back in 2019. MG cars are produced at the company’s production facility located at Halol, Gujarat. Since January 2023, the brand is determined to support localisation. To make this attempt possible, MG decided to raise capital to fund its expansion in India by tapping into the Indian capital market and reducing its shareholding of parent organization SAIC. MG’s First model for the Indian Market MG Motor India released its first product, MG Hector in June 2019. The mid-size SUV was based on SAIC Motor's Baojun 530 model. It was launched in the country with a starting price of Rs 12.18 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base trim and for the top-end variant, the price went up to Rs 16.88 lakh (ex-showroom). MG Hector quickly reaped success as it is a spacious 5-seater SUV that offers features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Over-the-Air (OTA) software update. Further, the Hector continued to be the best-selling car from the brand in MG's India lineup. Later, Hector received cosmetic upgrades that impressed its audience. Current Product Lineup from MG in India MG Motor India established the brand's name for providing high-tech features such as a panoramic sunroof, an electrically adjustable driver's seat, connected-car tech, and a 360-degree camera. At present, there are five MG cars that are on sale in India. It includes Hector (Rs 14.73 lakh - Rs 21.73 lakh, ex-showroom), Astor (Rs 10.52 lakh - Rs 18.43 lakh, ex-showroom), Gloster (Rs 32.60 lakh - Rs 41.78 lakh, ex-showroom), Hector Plus (Rs 17.50 lakh - Rs 22.43 lakh, ex-showroom), and ZS EV (Rs 22.98 lakh - Rs 27 lakh, ex-showroom). Read Also: MG Cars in India: A Comprehensive Review of the Latest Models Upcoming MG Models MG Motor India has already left a solid impression on Indian customers. With their great success, the company is preparing to launch its new models including a hydrogen fuel cell and some electric cars. It includes MG Euniq 7, MG Air EV, MG4, MG eRX5, MG Marvel R, MG eHS, MG Mifa 9, MG6, and the MG 5 Estate. If you are excited to buy a new MG car, stay tuned for these new launches from the brand. Read Also: Upcoming MG Cars Launching in 2023
MG Motor India has just launched its second Blackstorm edition model in the country. The new MG Astor Blackstorm is priced at Rs 14.48 lakh (ex-showroom) and features a host of black cosmetic update that adds to the compact SUVs sporty look. MG Astor Blackstorm: Exterior & Interior Updates Finished in an all-new black matte exterior paint scheme, the 2023 MG Astor offers a sinister look. Upfront all chrome has been replaced with black elements including an all-new black honeycomb grille. Other new elements include black finish to the LED Hawkeye headlamp, Blackstorm emblem on the front fender and black alloy wheel with red brake callipers. While the interior layout remains similar to the regular Astor, the new model is provided with Tuxedo black upholstery with red stitching and new JBL speakers. Red highlights can also be found on around AC vents, steering wheel stitching and door trims. Read Also: MG Comet EV Launched With New Gamer Pack MG Astor Blackstorm: Powertrain The new MG Astor Blackstorm is offered with only a single petrol engine. The 1.5-litre NA petrol engine is rated for 110 bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. This unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox option. The new MG Astor Blackstorm rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta Knight Edition and the Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun limited edition models.
MG Motor India has just revealed the first teaser of the upcoming MG Astor Black Storm edition ahead of its launch tomorrow. While it will remain mechanically similar to the regular model, MG will offer a number of cosmetic updates both inside and outside on the new limited edition Astor. MG Astor Black Storm Edition: What’s New? The new MG Astor Black Storm offers a unique Starry Black exterior colour along with an all-new blacked-out front grille. Also new to the car are the gloss black alloy wheels and red brake callipers. Similar to the MG Gloster Black Storm, the new Astor will also wear Black Storm badges on the front fenders. Moving inside, the new Black Edition model is expected to feature a full black cabin with red highlights on the seats, dashboard and door handles. Since it is based on the Astor’s top Savvy trim level, the Black Edition will come loaded with features like a 10.1-inch infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, wireless charging, auto climate control, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, and more. MG Astor Black Storm Edition: Powertrain Details While MG Motors is yet to reveal the powertrain specs, the 2023 Astor Black Storm edition will likely be offered with the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine. It pumps out 138 bhp with 220 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. MG Astor Black Storm Edition: Pricing and Rivals Expect MG Astor Black Storm Edition to be priced at a slight premium over the Savvy trim, which retails at Rs 18.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The Astor Black Storm edition will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta Knight Edition, Škoda Kushaq Matte Edition, Kia Seltos X Line, and the Maruti Grand Vitara Midnight Black. Read Also: Volvo C40 Recharge Launched In India At Rs 61.25 Lakh
The price of the upcoming MG Air EV is expected to start from Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming MG Air EV is set around June 2023.
The MG Air EV is an upcoming two door urban vehicle with seating for 4. The car is expected to come powered by a 30 kWh battery pack giving the four-wheeler a range of
around 200 kilometres.
The upcoming MG Air EV will not have any direct competitors in the Indian market.