MG Motor India to unveil pure-electric SUV in 2020

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on October 15, 2018 Published on October 15, 2018

MG Motor India, a fully-owned subsidiary of China’s largest carmaker SAIC Motor Corporation, has announced that it will launch a global pure-electric SUV in India in 2020.

The proposed electric SUV will be the company’s second product to hit the market following the launch of its first vehicle, slated for 2019.

“MG will launch a globally-competitive pure-electric SUV in India, to make our contribution to India’s energy and environmental strategies,” Michael Yang, Executive Director, SAIC Motor International Business, said in a statement. “The pure-electric SUV will be a breakthrough chapter in the EV space in India, being one of its kind in the market. This is in addition to the first SUV which we plan to launch in the second quarter of next year.”

MG Motor India is in the process of finalising around 45 dealer partners to begin its sales next year, with about 100 touch points in the first phase. The carmaker will hire close to 1,500 employees by the end of 2019, against the current 300.

The company is fast ramping up all its pre-launch activities, beginning with product road shows for consumers next month. This will be followed by various brand-awareness initiatives.

“All our products will be designed and engineered in the UK and China with the support of Indian engineers. These vehicles will be heavily localised, built at our plant in Halol by our engineers conforming to global quality standards and validated and customised for India to suit the Indian road and driving conditions,” said Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India.

Published on October 15, 2018
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