MG ZS India Launch Could be ideal for the company as it will gain significant market share as SUV is the most popular body type in India right now
MG Motors are working extensively to get its roots into the Indian market. Earlier this year, they had organised Road Shows for dealers in the major leading cities of India. With this, MG Motors is also aiming to start 300 dealerships and service centres all over India.
MG Motors has already started working on the ZS and this model has been spotted testing in Gujarat. The MG ZS was displayed at the dealer roadshows, but there wasn’t any confirmation whether it would be launched in the Indian market back then. Now with the test mule of the MG ZS spotted in heavy camouflage, it can be said that this model will be the first product to be launched for the Indian market from MG Motors stable. This launch is scheduled to happen somewhere around the mid of 2019.
Having a look at the camouflaged spy shots of the MG ZS, we come to know that this model gets a raked rear windshield, a roof spoiler and at the rear it gets wrapped around tail lights. Also, the ZS gets roof rails on top, a shark fin antenna and it runs on five-spoke alloy wheels. We can also notice that all the four wheels come with disc brakes.
As of now, MG Motors sells the ZS in the European market and this model is available with two engine options. First is the 1.5 litre, four cylinder, petrol motor that generates 105 bhp of power and 141 Nm of twist. On the other hand, the second engine option is a 1.0 litre turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol mill which produces 110 bhp of power and 160Nm of torque. Both the petrol engines also get an option to choose from a five-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic transmission. Well, for the Indian markets, MG Motors will most likely power the ZS with a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder, diesel mill which will be sourced from Fiat.
MG Motors will be manufacturing this model at SIAC’s plant in Halol, Gujarat. Also, this model will be manufactured with heavy localisation which will help MG Motors to offer this SUV at a competitive price tag. MG Motors also has plans to launch the Baojun 530, RX5 and the ERX5 electric SUV for the Indian market.