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MG Astor – A Technophile’s Delight

Each time MG Motor announces a new car, excitement levels amongst new car buyers reaches a frenzy of sorts. While a big reason for that is because MG Motor has walked the talk by successfully delivering three products in 18 months and is now gearing up for the launch of its fourth product, the much-awaited MG Astor, happening within 24 months of their arrival in India, the main reason should be attributed to all the new Tech that MG packs into their cars, making them truly a Technophile&rsquo...

Knockout Punch!

What’s not to like about Tata Punch? Built on Tata Motors’ ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Architecture) combined with its bold design language, thanks to IMPACT 2.0 design, this latest offering from Tata’s stables is all set to punch the lights out of rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger. Don’t believe us? Wait and watch. You’ll agree that the Punch is a good-looking micro-SUV. The family resemblance is the first thing you will ...

MG Motor India associates with Umicore for recycling end-of-life ZS EV batteries

MG (Morris Garages) Motor today announced its association with Umicore in order to explore opportunities for safe and sustainable recycling end-of-life batteries for electric vehicles. Umicore, with its expertise in end-to-end battery life cycle management offers a complete recycling journey for Li-ion batteries while maintaining an ecological footprint, thereby addressing MG's concerns about the disposal of end-of-life EV batteries.  Speaking on t...

MG Motor India unveils the future of mobility with Marvel X

MG Motor India has today showcased the future of mobility with a huge line-up of global products – including the Marvel X, the world’s first mass-production model to achieve Level-3 Intelligent Driving – at Auto Expo 2020. Through the product showcase, the brand has reiterated its strong commitment to the Indian market and highlighted its focus on future-ready innovation. Marvel X is part of MG’s focus on developing cutting-edge products with integrated Internet, El...

MG Motor India unveils luxury cars: SUV Gloster and MPV G10

MG Motor India today unveiled its luxury SUV GLOSTER and the luxury MPV G10 which are headed to the Indian market. Through the showcase, the brand has once again highlighted how its strong British heritage and rich legacy of innovation provide the perfect platform to deliver future-ready automotive products. Speaking about the Auto Expo participation, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director – MG Motor India, said, “Auto Expo is the perfect platf...

MG Motor India pledges INR 2 crore towards medical aid to fight Coronavirus

In this hour of crisis, MG Motor stands with the government of India to fight and overcome the spread of the pandemic of COVID-19. Understanding that in this effort, the government of India would need huge resources, as a socially responsible organisation, MG Motor India today announced a donation of INR 2 crore for the government hospitals and health institutions providing medical assistance in Gurugram and Halol (Vadodara), where the carmaker’s facilities are located –...

MG Motor announces the Affordable Ventilator Challenge under its MG Developer Program & Grant to fight COVID-19

Furthering its commitment to serving the community at large, MG Motor India has today started the hunt for a quick-to-produce ventilator design to serve the patients affected by COVID-19.  Post evaluation by a team of medical experts, the best ventilator design concept will receive a grant of INR 10 lakh from MG Motor India. The carmaker will also provide production support for the proposed ventilator prototype at its Halol manufacturing facility to ensure swifter market deployment. ...

MG Motor India explores industry-leading cabin sterilisation technology for its cars

MG Motor India has recently partnered with Singapore-based Medklinn to explore natural sterilisation of cabin air and surfaces in its cars. The carmaker will evaluate the viability of installing CerafusionTM , Medklinn’s patented cabin sterilisation technology, in its India products, the HECTOR and the ZS EV. A unique and game-changing innovation, CerafusionTM technology enables complete disinfection and sterilisation of the car’s cabin, ensuring the health and well-b...

MG Motor India joins hands with MAX Ventilator to increase ventilator production

MG Motor India has joined hands with Vadodara-based MAX Ventilator, a part of A.B. Industries. Founded in 1995, A.B. Industries has been manufacturing ventilators for the past 25 years. Max Ventilator is among the top 25 ventilator brands in the world and caters primarily to the private hospitals.  This collaboration is focussed on assisting the overall production of ventilators by addressing specific areas of the supply chain, IT system and manufacturing processes. The production cap...

MG Motor India retrofits a HECTOR as an Ambulance

MG Motor India today donated a retrofitted HECTOR ambulance version to healthcare authorities in Vadodara. Looking at the immediate need for support, the vehicle conversion was completed within a short span of 10 days and has been developed by MG India’s engineering team at Halol, in partnership with Ahmedabad-based Natraj Motor Body Builders. The Ambulance features an imported auto loading stretcher, an oxygen system with cylinder, a Jump seat for an attendant - reuse rear seat to save...

MG Motor India to sanitise 4000 police vehicles at its service stations across India

Committed to serving the community, MG Motor India is undertaking the complete car sanitisation including fumigation, car wash, cabin refresh and sanitisation of high touch points (Interior and Exterior) of Police vehicles. Under this initiative, the carmaker aims to sanitise up to 4,000 police vehicles across India at its service stations, free of cost, starting 4th May 2020. To ensure utmost care and safety of car occupants, in an industry first initiative to support polic...

MG Motor India selects Voxomos Conversational AI platform for innovation grant

Underlining its commitment to supporting start-ups as part of its mission of fostering innovation in the automotive space, MG Motor India today announced that it has selected Voxomos as the third startup under the ‘MG Developer Program & Grant’. Voxomos’ Conversational AI platform sets itself apart with its range of voice and language solutions, and can potentially enable a host of voice-related capabilities for MG Motor in India. The futuristic technology that majors on...

MG Motor India joins hands with TATA Power to deploy Superfast chargers at select MG dealerships

Initiating the next phase of EV revolution in India, MG Motor India has today, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility. As part of the association, Tata Power will deploy 50KW DC Superfast chargers at select MG dealership locations and offer end-to-end EV charging solutions to MG dealerships spread across India. Through this association, MG Motor aims to lay a specific focus on the key target cities they will be foraying in...

MG Motor India commences production of HECTOR PLUS at its Halol unit

Motor India today commenced the commercial production of the much-awaited HECTOR PLUS. Manufactured at its state-of-the-art Halol plant, the HECTOR PLUS was first showcased at Auto Expo 2020 and will go on sale in July 2020. HECTOR PLUS differentiates itself from the first internet car in India, HECTOR, with captain seats in the middle row, thereby offering best-in-class comfort to the passengers. A third row has also been added to suit the family needs. This high-appeal SUV comes with a p...

MG Motor India signs up six more start-ups under 'MG Developer Program & Grant'

MG (Morris Garages) Motor India today announced that it has signed up 6 more start-ups for its ongoing MG Developer Program & Grant. The 6 finalists include Highway Delite, Socialcore, InCabEx, CamCom, ClearQuote, and the Alexa-based project Meeseeks. The start-ups will receive a grant and mentoring from technology experts and may get an opportunity to work directly with specialized MG teams on selected projects. Demonstrating its firm focus on encouraging innovation within the start-u...

MG Motor India partners with Zoomcar for vehicle subscriptions

MG Motor India has partnered with Zoomcar, one of India’s largest personal mobility platforms, for vehicle subscription. Through this tie-up, MG Motor will leverage Zoomcar’s end-to-end technology solution for its vehicle subscription platform. The move will enable the carmaker in penetrating deeper into the subscription market with the futuristic technology provided by Zoomcar. The mobility platform would now be managing the subscription program on behalf of MG. The duo will e...

MG Motor launches its Pre-loved cars unit 'MG Reassure' in India

In continuation to strengthen MG customer’s trust and ownership experience, MG Motor India has launched its Certified Pre-Loved Car Vertical, 'MG Reassure,' in India. MG Reassure aims to provide quick and the best residual value for MG cars to MG customers across its dealerships. The pre-loved vehicles will be assessed through 160 quality checks to ensure the leading inspection standards and conduct all necessary repairs before their resale. As part of its continued eff...

MG Motor India to introduce 7-seater Hector Plus in January 2021

MG Motor India today announced that it will introduce the much-awaited MG Hector Plus 7-seater version in January 2021. The company would also undertake a price revision across its product range in view of miscellaneous cost increase. The price hike will range up to 3 per cent depending on the model and will be applicable from January 1, 2021. MG currently retails three models in India – the MG Hector, the ZS EV and the Gloster. The MG Hector is available in both petrol and die...

MG Motor India launches new ZS EV 2021 with 419 km* certified range

MG Motor India has launched the new ZS EV 2021 priced at INR 20.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The updated version comes with a best-in-class 44.5 kWh Hi-Tech battery and has a certified range of 419 KM*. Equipped with new 215/55/R17 tyres, the vehicle and battery-pack ground clearances have been increased to 177 mm and 205 mm respectively. Having expanded the charging ecosystem across the country with its partners, the ZS EV 2021 has now been made available for bookings in 31 cities. ...

MG Hector 2021 gets an all-new 8 Speed CVT automatic transmission option

MG Motor India has launched the all-new Hector 2021’s CVT automatic transmission option starting at Rs 16,51,800 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With the introduction of the CVT automatic transmission, MG now offers 4 diverse options as a part of its Hector 2021 petrol engine line-up, i.e. MT, Hybrid MT, CVT, and DCT. The CVT automatic transmission is available with both the MG Hector 2021 five-seater and Hector Plus six-seater. The CVT automatic transmission will also add to the current D...

MG marks another first; all-women crew manufactures 50,000th Hector in Vadodara, Gujarat

In a development that comes as a testament to gender parity across workplaces, MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production. In this first-of-its-kind development, women-only teams were involved in panel-pressing of sheet metal and welding to painting jobs&...

MG Motor India extends Warranty and Service Schedule Validity until 31 July

MG Motor India has extended the Warranty and Service Schedule Validity of all schedules due during April and May 2021. The MG customers will now be able to avail their schedules until 31st July 2021.  The auto-extension of periodic maintenance schedules and maintenance contracts is in line to protect the customers as well as their interests. MG aims to give its customers added flexibility and peace of mind in the current landscape.  MG is the first automaker to offer the ...

Young trainee sells six MG ZS EVs in a month!

A young trainee at MG Motor India, Aditya Mathur, has made a name by selling six ZS EVs in a month as a part of the automobile company’s Nurture Programme. The 22-year-old Bangalore resident had joined the 12-month training on 1st March 2021. After a successful Season 1, MG Motor India has come back with the second edition of its Nurture Programme, wherein it trains engineering and management students like Aditya who are interested in the automobile sector. The Season 2 of the N...

MG Motor India records over 100% sales increase in July 2021; highest-ever ZS EV sales

MG Motor India has retailed 4225 units during July 2021, recording a 101% increase compared to same period last year. The car maker has also recorded the highest ever bookings and retail sales of ZS EV till date. Commenting on the development, Rakesh Sidana, Director-Sales, MG Motor India, said, “The Hector and ZS EV have further gained momentum during the month. However, the severe shortage of chips is expected to continue for some time and will lead to supply constraints. Whil...

MG Motor India and Jio collaborate to bring cutting edge 'Connected Car Solutions to Indian SUV market

Committed to providing best-in-class connected car technology, MG Motor India today announced a partnership on the Internet of Things (IOT) space with Jio India’s leading digital services provider. Establishing its position as an auto-tech pioneer, MG Motor India will provide seamless integration of IT systems enabled by Jio’s IoT solution in its upcoming mid-size SUV.  The association will enable robust new-age mobility solutions, underlining ...

MG Gloster Savvy 7-Seater with Autonomous Level 1 features launched at INR 37.28 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Reinforcing its commitment to deliver the best-in-class experience to its customers, MG Motor India today introduced the new seven-seat version of the Gloster Savvy. An addition to the range of India’s first Autonomous (Level 1) Premium SUV, the new version of MG Gloster Savvy Trim will strengthen the Gloster range and provide customers with the power to choose from a broader range of MG’s top-end SUVs. Priced at Rs 37.28 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi), the new Gloster Savvy come...

MG Motor India introduces Car As A Platform (CAAP) concept, in its soon to be launched mid-size SUV

Laying down its vision for the future and betting big on mobility solutions in the Indian automotive industry, MG Motor India today introduced the concept of Car As A Platform (CAAP). With software at the heart of vehicle development, the carmaker is building an ecosystem of various in-car services and subscriptions in the areas of utility, entertainment, security, consumer payment and more. It will create various possibilities which will evolve with time, creating safer and smarter...

MG Motor further strengthens Hector lineup, adds new Shine variant to portfolio

To mark the second anniversary of Hector, MG Motor India today added another variant to its line-up MG Hector Shine. Available in Petrol MT, Diesel MT, and Petrol CVT, the Hector Shine starts at Rs 14.51 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).  The new trim has an all-new electric sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and a 26.4cm HD touchscreen AVN System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, Shine CVT is equipped with an electric parking brake, push-button start/stop and smart ...

MG introduces Astor SUV with India’s First Personal AI Assistant and First-in-Segment Autonomous Level 2 Technology

MG Motor India today unveiled the industry-first personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous Level 2 technology, to be featured in their upcoming mid-size SUV – Astor. MG aims to further its auto-tech focus by building on the concept of Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) of possibilities and services. MG is working on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable the development and application of services and subscriptions to support the ‘on-demand in-...

MG Motor reveals para-athlete and Arjuna Awardee Deepa Malik as voice of personal AI assistant in its upcoming SUV – MG Astor

A disruptor in the Indian automotive industry, MG Motor India aims to deliver a unique voice experience with a personal AI assistant in the upcoming SUV – MG Astor. The British automaker announced that the voice would be powered by none other than Paralympic athlete and Khel Ratna Awardee Dr. Deepa Malik.  Called ‘The Woman on Wheels’, Deepa has enlisted herself in record books for several driving feats across deserts & mountains. The woman extraordinaire will hu...

MG Motor India salutes Bhavina Patel with a specially customised MG SUV for her feat at Tokyo Paralympics

Recognizing the strength and determination of womanhood, the British carmaker MG Motor India, salutes Bhavina Patel for her silver-medal winning game of table tennis at Tokyo Paralympics 2020. MG takes it association with Vadodara Marathon a notch higher, reinforcing its commitment to local community causes, prime amongst which is the Divyang Run for the specially-abled. Bhavina scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman Paralympian to bring home a medal in table tennis. Congra...

MG Motor India unveils Astor, with personal AI assistant and Autonomous technology

MG Motor India has unveiled MG Astor, India’s first SUV with personal AI assistant and first-in-segment Autonomous (Level 2) technology. Astor is based on the MG’s successful global platform, ZS.   Based on MG’s design philosophy of Emotional Dynamism, Astor’s contemporary style will connect with consumers. It has a prominent Bold Celestial Grille that makes a solid on-road impression. The SUV poses an elegant and ready-for-action stance&nbs...

MG becomes first automotive company in India to bring an industry-first service under Car-as-a-Platform model with Astor

MG Motor India today announced the Car-as-a-Platform (CAAP) subscription model for its recently launched SUV, Astor. As MG turns its vision into reality, the industry-first concept of Car-as-a-Platform brings endless possibilities and software as a disruptor along with a host of service partners in Astor. The SUV will feature on-demand in-car services and subscriptions in the areas of utility, entertainment, security, consumer payment, and more in near future. MG has partnered with Jio for...

MG Astor sold out for 2021

MG Motor India opens bookings for Astor today and the car was sold out in minutes, deliveries will commence from 1st November 2021. The carmaker aims to deliver 5000 units within this year.  The customers can now book Astor for 2022 through the company’s official website or by visiting an authorized MG showroom.  Mr. Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India, said, “MG Astor is a premium mid-segment SUV with elegant exteriors, luxurious interiors, and futurist...

MG Motor partners with visual inspection solutions startup for AI-based vehicle assessment

MG Motor India reiterates its commitment towards integrating technology at every level through a partnership with the AI-powered startup – CamCom. The partnership will facilitate AI-enabled and image-based vehicle inspection processes and automated assessment of cars reported for service and repair at the MG service centre. The AI-enabled solution will save time for operations and provide greater transparency to customers.  CamCom had undertaken a pilot project at MG last year a...

MG Motor India becomes first Passenger Car company to adopt Wind Solar Hybrid Energy

MG Motor India has partnered with Clean Max Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (CleanMax), Asia’s most trusted sustainability partner, for the supply of 4.85 MW of wind-solar hybrid power to MG’s manufacturing facility in Halol. With this partnership, MG will abate approximately 2 lakh MT of CO2 over 15 years which is equal to planting more than 13 lakh trees.  CleanMax’s vision aligns with MG’s commitment towards a sustainable future.&nbs...

MG Motor India to drive in an electric vehicle at INR 10-15 lakh by next fiscal

MG Motor India will drive in an electric vehicle priced between Rs 10-15 lakh by the end of the next fiscal to rev up its play in the country's electric mobility space. The company which currently sells electric SUV ZS EV will launch an electric crossover vehicle based on a global platform but customised for the Indian market as its next new product.MG Motor India President and Managing Director Rajeev Chaba Said, "Our next product after SUV Astor, we have been thinking about an EV a...

MG Motor India presents a personalized Hector to Tokyo Paralympics winner Bhavina Patel

MG Motor India, in association with The Vadodara Marathon, today presented a customized MG Hector to Tokyo Paralympics 2020 silver medal winner Bhavina Patel. India’s first internet-connected SUV, Hector, has been customized for the Indian para-athlete.   The vehicle has been redesigned to facilitate a pleasurable driving experience with safety measures like a hand-controlled lever to operate the accelerator and brakes, along with meticulously engineered wheelchair att...

MG Motor India becomes the First carmaker in India to launch NFTs

MG Motor India has announced its foray into the non-fungible token (NFT). With this, the British brand has become the first carmaker in India to launch a collection of NFTs. The MG NFT collection will go on sale starting 28th December, 12 Noon onwards, with 1111 units of digital creatives as part of the launch collection. The automaker will introduce its maiden NFT on KoineArth’s NgageN platform that has been especially customised for MG' transactions. Since its incepti...

MG Motor India leads the way in EV battery recycling, making electric mobility greener

In doing so, they have successfully recycled MG’s first EV battery and the metal extracts and various other commodities from the recycling process can be used to develop new batteries. With this significant achievement, MG Motor India has further augmented its initiatives to strengthen EV ecosystem, essentially making it greener and sustainable. The move is also in synergy with MG’s #ChangeWhatYouCan campaign, encouraging people to make a difference in their...

MG Motor India launches MG eXpert, an Industry-First futuristic car exploration platform

MG Motor India today announced the launch of MG eXpert, an industry-first product exploration experience. MG eXpert brings a full gamut of flexible and convenient interactions that will provide customers a holistic purchase experience across multiple touchpoints from the comfort of their home, using human intervention & AR technology. MG eXpert heralds the beginning of a new phase of technology by MG Motor India using Eccentric Engines’ Experience Manager tool. Thi...

MG Motor India expands its presence in Mumbai; opens brand new service facility in Malad

Underlining its commitment to completely redefine the car service experience across the country, MG Motor India has announced the grand opening of a new service facility in Malad, Mumbai. Dubbed as the largest MG workshop in Western India, the facility has been inaugurated to cater to the evolved mobility requirements of more customers across the city.  Recognizing the strong market potential for premium SUVs in Mumbai, ...

MG Motor India and Bharat Petroleum partner to strengthen EV charging ecosystem for passenger EVs in India

In line with its commitment to sustainability and green mobility, MG Motor India has partnered with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’, a Forbes Global 2000, and a Fortune Global 500 Company, to bolster the EV charging infrastructure across the country. With this, MG Motor India becomes the first passenger car company to tie up with BPCL to rapidly enhance the adoption of ‘green mobility’.  Aligned with its vision to “ChangeWh...

MG Motor India achieves milestone of becoming a part of 100,000 happy families

MG Motor India announced that it has become a part of 100,000 happy families in India. This marks a new milestone in the brand's journey centred on constant innovation, experiential customer service, and a dedication to sustainability and community. From introducing new technologies to empowering women, MG has made a difference beyond just selling cars. The brand introduced India’s first Internet SUV – Hector, India’s first Pure Electric Internet SUV &n...

Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol sign partnership to boost Electric Mobility in India

In a development that is expected to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption and mobility in India, MG Motor India and Castrol India are set to collaborate with Jio-bp to explore mobility solutions for electric cars.  Under the partnership, Jio-bp, MG Motor and Castrol will explore setting up four-wheeler EV charging infrastructure and expand Castrol’s existing auto service network to cater to EV Customers. The partnership is in line with Jio-bp and MG Motor's commitment t...

MG Motor India launches MGverse: A future-ready Metaverse Platform

MG Motor today became the first auto OEM in India, and one of the very few brands across the industries, to announce its vision of MGverse, a Metaverse platform. It will provide an immersive experience to its customers and stakeholders through multiple arenas.  MGverse will act as a universe that combines multiple virtual spaces into a single platform. With this, the brand aims to bring MG fans, customers, partners, and employees together to work, play, engage, collaborate, co-create,...

MG Motor and Siemens collaborate to develop innovative digital solutions to conserve energy and build sustainable future

Committed to sustainability-driven innovation, MG Motor India has partnered with Siemens to leverage cutting-edge digital technologies (including IoT, data analytics, Plant Simulation, and MindSphere) to increase productivity, save energy & cost, and reduce emissions & carbon footprint in its operations.  MG becomes the world’s first auto OEM to use MindSphere and Plant Simulation as a closed-loop digital twin. The software can connect plant assets & processes and pr...

MG Motor strengthens its vision for faster EV adoption in India through MG Charge; inaugurates Jaipur's 1st community EV charger

MG Motor India today installed and inaugurated the first two residential community chargers in Raj Aangan Society (NRI Colony), Jaipur (Rajasthan). This is in line with the automaker’s plan to install more charging stations in Jaipur. As a part of the MG Charge initiative, the automaker will install 1000 AC fast chargers at residential localities across India in 1000 days. The chargers were inaugurated by Shri RC Yadav, Additional Commissioner, State Transport Department ...

MG Motor unveils India's largest 14” HD Portrait Infotainment System in soon-to-be-launched Next-Gen Hector

MG Motor India has unveiled the first teaser of the Next-Gen Hector, aimed to enrich the customer experience by enabling indulgence. The interior of Next-Gen Hector is conceptualized as a ‘Symphony of Luxury’, offering a cinematic and immersive experience complemented by the India's largest 14” HD Portrait Infotainment System. Launched as India’s first Internet Car, Hector stands for everything Strong, Bold yet trustworthy, and Dependable. Building on ...

MG Motor offers a glimpse of Next-Gen Hector; showcases Argyle-Inspired Diamond Mesh Grille

MG Motor India today moved a step closer to the launch of the much anticipated Next-Gen Hector as it released a teaser highlighting the SUV's powerful presence. The Argyle Inspired Diamond Mesh Grille will present a Bold, Commanding, and Powerful stance to the Next-Gen Hector. The bold design of the Grille is meticulously crafted to connect with Hector’s signature DRLs, further amplifying its commanding presence. The Bold and Powerful Exterior of the Next-Gen Hector is in harmony...

MG Motor installs AC fast charging points across 15 cities in India

On this World EV Day, MG Motor India has successfully installed 50 AC fast chargers. They were installed at more than 25 residential areas and corporate offices across 15 cities in the country under the MG Charge initiative. The program aims to strengthen the EV charging infrastructure in India by installing residential chargers to create a seamless charging experience for the community. MG holds an unwavering commitment to the future of electric vehicles in the countr...

FADA Dealer Satisfaction Study 2022: MG Motor India is amongst the top 3 automotive brands

MG Motor India has retained its position amongst the top 3 automotive brands in India in terms of dealer satisfaction, as per a recent study conducted by the Federation of Automotive Dealers Association (FADA). According to the recent edition of the study, MG scored 792 points with an increment of 14 points from previous year’s score. The carmaker surpassed this year’s average dealer satisfaction score of 719 points by a margin of 73 points.  MG Motor has consistently r...

MG Motor India introduces doorstep vehicle repair and maintenance with ‘MG Service on Wheels’

MG Motor India introduced ‘MG Service on Wheels’ initiative to provide customers with car repair and maintenance services from the comfort of their homes. This service outreach program reinforces the company’s commitment to providing faster and more efficient service for ease and convenience of its customers. The pilot version of the program has been introduced in Rajkot and the company plans to cover other upcountry markets across India in future. The ‘MG Service o...

Chinese automobile manufacturers strengthen their India foray

Following the successful entry of MG Motor India, other Chinese passenger vehicle manufacturers such as Great Wall Motors and Haima Automobile are planning their foray into the Indian market. While Great Wall Motors has already announced approximately USD 1 billion worth of investment in India, Haima Automobile, another leading manufacturer from China is keenly studying the potential of the Indian market. With their presence at the AutoExpo 2020, it is evident that these companies are progres...

Chinese investments in India to come under scanner: Sources

Investments from China in the automobile sector are expected to come under the scrutiny of the Indian government, according to reliable sources in the industry. This is in light of the current political situation between India and China, following which the Maharashtra government announced that it has put on hold the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese auto makers Great Wall Motors (GWM) and PMI Electro Mobility Solutions (joint venture with Foton). When contacted, GWM India did...

7th Heaven Comfort

Practicality and comfort are deciding factors in a car buyer’s mind before finalizing a vehicle. An average ‘nuclear’ family in India consists of parents, children and grandparents, making it a plus size family of at least five or six members. Keeping this in mind, a seven-seater vehicle is more of a necessity than a luxury. In 2021, the launch of the Tata Safari led to a domino effect of sorts with a slew of three-row SUVs such as the Hyundai Alcazar, the seven-seater versi...

Martin Uhlarik - The man who sees tomorrow

Martin Uhlarik, Global Head, Design, Tata Motors Limited, has spent 27 years in the Auto industry and has worked with some of the world’s finest automotive OEMs such as Skoda, Nissan and MG amongst others, designing a wide range of production cars as well as concept cars for them. His body of work includes Skoda’s first-generation Octavia, Fabia and Superb, and Nissan’s pathbreaking SUV, the Qashqai, which according to him, was “the beginning of the SUV Crossover trend...

MG ZS EV drives like a dream

MG Motor’s latest offering the ZS EV, which is already being sold in other global markets, comes into India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route, and seems to tick all the right boxes. It is a great size, and hopefully, when MG launches it, it will also be the right price, to take on competitors such as Hyundai Kona. Add to that the fact, that it enters the 300 kms plus range territory which buyers have now come to expect from most EV manufacturers while buying an EV this size. ...

BATTERYMATE

MG Motor’s parent company, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, is only the second OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that has its own battery plant for Electric Vehicles (EVs), a joint venture with CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology), the world’s largest EV battery manufacturer. The batteries are produced on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, where 36 Giga Hour battery plant is being built, and which once completed, will be the biggest EV battery plant in the world.  &ldq...

5 reasons why Electric Vehicles are enticing

In today's day and age, Electric Vehicles, (EVs), are the need of the hour. There is a great deal of interest in EVs and it won't be long before the world makes that crucial transition to them. However, it isn't all talk. Several car manufacturers, like MG Motor India, are taking big steps to ensure that they have at least one EV offering in their product portfolio. What is also interesting is that EVs are no longer boring looking vehicles. On the contrary, not only do t...