Recent spy shots confirm that the India bound MG SUV, the rival to Hyundai Tucson is going to get a vertical touchscreen infotainment system.
Morris Garages, or popularly known as the MG Motors, the British automobile manufacturer owned by SIAC, a Chinese company will make their official entry in India during the month of May this year. Their first product for the Indian market is going to be an urban SUV in the same price range as the Hyundai Tucson and the Jeep Compass.
The MG SUV for India is going to be the exact incarnation of the Boujun 530, an urban SUV currently on sale in the Chinese market. Both these vehicles will share the same platform and are going to be quite similar in terms of their exterior design as well. That said, the India bound vehicle, which has already reached its testing phase, will get a completely different cabin design layout.
Recent spy shots, curtsey autonetmagz.com of the Wuling Almaz, essentially the Baojun 530 for Indonesian market or the India bound MG SUV to reveal that, as a first-in-segment for our country, that it is going to come with a vertical touchscreen infotainment system. Infotainment system of the same layout is currently available on Volvo products sold in India.
The vertical infotainment system also doubles up as the screen for the climate control the buttons for operating which are located below it. This helps the central console boast of a clean layout with minimalist clutter.
The leaked spy shots of the India bound MG SUV also reveal that this SUV gets an MID display in the instrument cluster alongside two digital dials, an automatic gearbox, steering mounted audio controls an engine push button start stop and a dual-tone dashboard colour scheme.
What we are already aware of is that the MG SUV for India will come with leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, automatic headlamps, LED daytime running lights among other premium features.
We are also aware that this all-new MG SUV is going to launch in India with both petrol as well as diesel engine configurations. The petrol derivative is going to come with a 1.5-litre, turbocharged engine. The diesel derivative is going to feature a Fiat sourced 2.0-litre multi-jet unit. The important thing to note here is that both these engines are going to come in BS-VI configurations.
Other than this still-to-be-named MG SUV, the SIAC owned British automobile manufacturer is going to launch several other products in the Indian market. Speculations are high stating that these vehicles could be the electric iteration of the ZS SUV. The same is going to compete with the likes of Hyundai Kona and other all-electric premium vehicles in India. In addition to the same, there are speculations of MG Motors launching the RX5 in the Indian market as well. The RX5 will compete in the same segment as that of the Hyundai Creta.