First product from Chinese-owned British marque destined for India could be a global model
MG Motor has made some announcements regarding their operations in India, the most important of them being the launch of their first ever product here. MG has confirmed that their first product will be launched next year, the “second quarter of 2019” to be exact, and that it will be an SUV. This is in contrast to our earlier report which stated the SUV would be launched this year itself.
While the SUV will be made in India, it will not be an India-specific product. The company only offers two SUVs in its worldwide portfolio - the older GS and the brand new ZS.
We think that MG will launch the newer ZS in India, as it follows the company’s new design direction and should have better fit-and-finish as well as better features than the larger, but older GS. The MG ZS, in terms of its dimensions, is in the same segment as the Hyundai Creta or the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and is priced from £12,2556 (Rs 11.11 lakh) in the UK. Being wholly assembled in India with up to 80 per cent localisation, the MG ZS could be priced much lower and undercut its logical competition and instead take the fight to compact-SUVs/crossover like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza,... read more »