Auto Expo 2023: MG Motor India has finally pulled covers from the all-electric MG4 at the ongoing Auto show in India. One of MG's first born-electric production vehicles, the MG4 EV is built on the parent company’s SAIC modular scalable platform. The all-electric car is already on sale in the global market. It has finally reached India by marking its presence at Asia’s biggest Auto Show. Dimensionally, the EV boasts 4,287mm of length and 2,705mm of wheelbase. Overall, the EV is nearly the same size as the MG ZS EV, which is currently on sale in India. The design inspiration for the EV has been reportedly taken from the MG Cyberster roadster concept. The MG4 EV can be had either in a 51kWh battery pack that produces 170bhp or with a 64kWh battery pack that generates 203bhp. The 64kWh battery pack boasts a WLTP range of 450 kilometres.
A 7-inch digital console, V2L (Vehicle 2 Load) function, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with iSmart UI, wireless charger, connected car tech, a 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats and others will comprise the features list of the model. It will also have leather upholstered seats, an MG pilot with ADAS, and more. On the exterior, the electric four-wheeler gets a sporty roofline, all-LED lighting, and dual-tone alloy wheels.
More than 20 European markets, including Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Norway, and Sweden, currently sell the MG4 EV. The car is offered in six different colour schemes on a global level including Holborn Blue, Black Pearl, Volcano Orange, Arctic White, Camden Grey, and Dynamic Red.
MG has also launched the much-anticipated 2023 MG Hector facelift in India at prices ranging between Rs 14.72 lakh and Rs 22.42 lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle, which the automaker just unveiled, has a number of new features. Although it has always been an SUV with lots of goodies, the new model considerably increases the bar by incorporating advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) level 2 technology with 11 capabilities.
A 14-inch portrait infotainment display is now located in the centre of the dashboard. Thanks to a speedier processor and 4GB of RAM, the system is fairly responsive. In the same way as before, the display is utilised to control a number of functions, such as an upgraded 8-color ambient lighting system and a sunroof that can be opened at any angle between 0 and 100. The central console, which has also been modified, now includes more buttons and a new gear selector. Additionally, a brand-new 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster is now offered. The flagship SUV is offered seating for 5, 6, and 7.
An updated diamond pattern grille that is substantially larger than the previous generation is added to the exterior of the all-new Hector. With a new ADAS sensor module, the lower bumper has also undergone a change. On the other hand, the LED headlamps and DRLs are unaltered. New connected blade LED taillamps from MG have been added, and they seem to be more fashionable. Additionally, the rear end receives Hector branding, a fresh chrome accent, and an updated lower bumper that resembles the MG Gloster. The 18-inch alloy wheels and every other body panel are still in place.
Mechanically, there are no changes in the 2023 MG Hector facelift as the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel or 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine options will still be offered.