MG Motor has affirmed that the small, two-door Air EV will launch in India early next year. A preview at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023 is hence exceptionally plausible. This affirms our previous report from June this year where we first uncovered MG’s impending city EV. The MG Air EV will be situated as the brand’s entrance level offering in India.
- Expected price around 10 Lakh.
- It will be packed with features and technology.
- It is based on Wuling Air EV sold in Indonesia.
The MG Air EV depends on the Wuling Air EV that is now discounted in Indonesia, yet it will be significantly changed for India, especially the air con and battery thermal management system. The two-door compact EV has a crazy and square shaped outline with modern detailing. Estimating around 2.9 meters long and with a wheelbase of 2,010mm, it’s considerably more limited than the Maruti Suzuki Alto.
Regardless of its size, the Air EV will be liberally loaded with highlights. Expect a double 10.25-inch screen design for infotainment and instrumentation. Higher variants will accompany soft touch materials and false aluminum bits within. With this entry level EV, MG India will target affluent families in big cities where it will be utilized as a urban runabout as opposed to an full-fledged family vehicle.
The Air EV will have a battery pack limit of around 20kWh to 25kWh, which ought to offer a genuine driving scope of 150km. Power result could remain at around 40hp with a single motor, front-wheel-drive arrangement.
The battery pack for the EV will be locally obtained from Tata AutoComp, which has a joint venture with Chinese battery provider Gotion for the design, production, and supply and service of battery packs in India. It will likewise utilize LFP cells, which are like the ones seen on the famous Nexon EV sold here.
Costs for the MG EV will begin from around Rs 10 lakh. Launching a two-door EV at this price point is a strong move, however this extremist looking EV may very well snap with those searching for an exceptionally conservative and productive city runabout.