MG Motor India announced on its Social Media channels that they will be revealing the name of its first SUV in 24 hours. The Name reveal is expected to happen around 06:30 pm tomorrow. The SUV was earlier teased by MG in China back in September.
Spotted testing in India on several occasions, we already know that the SUV will be based on the Baojun 530 and will be the brand’s first of three SUVs planned for India. The new model will be manufactured at the company Halol plant in Gujarat.
The SUV from the British marque is expected to make debut around April 2019. The rebadged version of the Baojun 530 is 4655mm in length, 1835mm in width and 1760mm in height with a 2750mm wheelbase. The MG SUV will be competing against the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and the production version of Kia’s SP Concept.
The SUV will be offered with a 2.0-litre diesel that also powers the Jeep Compass and the upcoming Harrier. A petrol motor hasn’t been confirmed yet by the company yet but a 1.5 or a 1.8-litre petrol motor could power the upcoming SUV. The SUV will be offered as a 5-seater initially but could get a 7-seater variant at a later date.
Size wise, The MG SUV will be fairly larger than the competition with size more comparable to Honda CR-V, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa. The company also announced that the new SUV was crash tested by CNCAP and earned a 5-star rating.
The SUV is expected to sport a 360-degree camera system and a Driver oriented digital Centre console with smart infotainment system among other features.