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MG Motor Announces Launch Of Pure-Electric SUV In India By 2020

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| October 15 , 2018 , 11:52 IST

MG (Morris Garages) Motor has announced to launch an electric SUV in India by 2020. The company has already said that its first car in India is likely to come in the second quarter of 2019. It has announced on Monday that its second launch in the market will be an electric SUV which will come in just under a year from the launch of its first car.

Michael Yang, Executive Director of International Business, SAIC Motor & President of SAIC Motor International Company said, "MG will launch a globally-competitive pure-electric SUV in India, to make our contribution to India's energy and environmental strategies. The pure electric SUV will be a breakthrough chapter in the EV space in India, being one of its kind in the market. This is in addition to the first SUV which we plan to launch in the second quarter of next year."

It is highly likely that the electric SUV will be highly localised, however, details of the electric SUV still not been revealed. Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India said, "All our products will be designed and engineered in UK and China with the support of Indian engineers. These vehicles will be heavily localized, built at our plant in Halol by our engineers conforming to global quality standards and validated and customized for India to suit the Indian road and driving conditions."

As for the internal combustion SUV, MG Motors will offer both petrol and diesel engines and other segment 1st features. MG hasn't declared any other details about the product.