MG Motor Global model maps revealed: MG motor could look to make a headstart on electrics in India

MG reveals its global roadmap for the period 2017 to 2020. India will be one of the important parts of its strategies.

By: | Updated: November 25, 2017 8:44 AM

MG motor has been in the news recently for announcing that they will be making their way to India by 2019. Naturally, MG motor slipped into the recently vacated Chevrolet plant in Halol, Gujarat. This is natural because GM was selling their Chevrolet products via a strategic collaboration with SAIC. That also explains why a lot of the rebadged chevy’s on sale in India looked suspicious like Daewoos.Thus far MG has not really announced any of the cars that would go on sale from 2019 in India, but a little incite might come from today’s announcement of MG cars schedule for global markets in the period of 2017 and 2020. Interestingly, Among the cars unveiled in China today, there were a few SUV, a hatchback but most importantly a few high-end electric sports cars and hybrid SUV concepts.

Now naturally nomenclature may change from what they are for MG in China, but there is a semblance of a chance that MG might use India as a testing ground for their electric concept products that will make it to the global roster around the same time that MG will be launching their products in India. We also expect given the SAIC’s strategy for India in general, to include the MG 6 sedan, the MG MG sedan (as strange as that may sound) and the MG ZS SUV, MG 3SW crossover, that will perfectly fit into the now missing Chevrolet footprint.  However, as to the hybrids and electrics, that will otherwise be targeted at the European market might also make it to India.

Now don’t expect MG to come in all guns blazing with the E-motion Sports car that we cleverly used as the lead image, it's just not in the SAICs style. However, we could expect them to bring the MG6 with the plug-in hybrid system or the MG ZS electric, and work in the E-motion once the grounds have been tested. This makes more sense since MG will be looking to make headway into a changing Indian market that has set sights on a goal of 2030 for an entirely electric automobile market, and the MG6 and the MG ZS have platforms that support both electric and conventional combustion motors and transmissions.

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