To add to the global EV fever, the British automaker MG’s sister brand Baojun recently revealed a teaser for its upcoming electric micro SUV in China. Now comes the question of what’s in it for us if it’s been shown in China. Because both Baojun and MG are owned by the Chinese auto giant SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, it is possible that MG Motor India will launch this vehicle under its own brand in the country.
The all-electric micro SUV concept shown in China is the Chinese automaker’s latest vehicle, and it appears to be inspired by a few different popular SUVs. Taking a closer look at the images, keen automotive enthusiasts will notice that it is inspired by the Suzuki Jimny, Ford Bronco, and even a little bit by Toyota’s legendary FJ cruiser. It has an extremely modern and futuristic exterior design.
MG Micro SUV Exterior
The SUV has dual-tone exterior coloration, as well as four strips of LED Daytime Running Lamps, which are most likely also the headlamps. Moving on, a set of practical yet attractive alloy wheels, as well as some rugged bodywork, add to the SUV’s character. Two towing hooks finished in the body can also be seen on the front. Another thing to keep in mind is that it will only have two doors, lowering the cost.
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MG Micro Electric SUV
According to reports, the shown electric micro SUV is based on the platform of the Baojun Kiwi city EV, which is also shared with the India-bound MG small EV. According to rumours, MG will unveil this new budget at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. The MG EV, on the other hand, will have two electric motors rather than one. It is also rumoured that the front motor will produce up to 60 horsepower and the rear motor will produce approximately 54 horsepower, resulting in a combined power output of around 100 horsepower.
In other MG Motor India small EV news, the new EV was spotted on Indian roads for the first time earlier this year. It will be called E230 and will be based on the Wuling Air EV. Wuling, an MG sister brand, recently unveiled the Air EV in Indonesia. Before launching the Air EV in India, MG will make some India-specific changes. Furthermore, the name will be changed, and the EV will bear an MG badge. The MG E230 is expected to be priced around Rs. 10 lakhs.
A more powerful air conditioning system capable of dealing with our country’s sweltering summers could be among the India-specific improvements in the new EV. The battery management system would also need to be adjusted to accommodate our climatic conditions. A spare tire appears to be installed in the boot, which we have not seen on the global model. In Indonesia, the Air EV is available with 12-inch steel wheels. In India, though, we could obtain styled wheels or even alloy wheels.