MG India to launch with 45 dealers; EV coming in 2020
- British automotive marque MG Motor (which is now Chinese-owned), will kick start its Indian operations in mid 2019 with 45 dealerships across the country.
- The 45 MG Motor dealerships will include both sales and service outlets. The company has also planned a total of 100 customer touch points, all of which will be operational when it launches next year.
- It’s already confirmed that MG’s debut vehicle in India will be an SUV. According to reports, the SUV will be positioned in the Hyundai Creta price bracket. However, physically the MG SUV will be much larger than the Creta. MG will achieve competitive pricing thanks to extensive localisation.
- Moving on, MG has also confirmed that it will launch an electric vehicle (EV) in the country by 2020. The EV is described as a “globally competitive pure-electric SUV” by the company’s President.
- For the uninitiated, MG (Morris Garages) was established in Britain in the 1920s. After decades of operations worldwide, the company went bankrupt in mid 2000s due to financial woes. Then, it was resurrected as MG Motor in 2007 and is now owned by the Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor Corporation.