The new platform will serve as the base for not only a sub-4 meter SUV but also a hatchback and an MPV.
MG Motor India is gearing up to launch the Astor – a new crossover that will be positioned below the Hector. However, that’s not the only small SUV that MG has in the pipeline for India.
According to a recent report, the carmaker is developing a new platform that will spawn a sub-4 meter SUV. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon.
The report states that MG had initially thought of re-engineering the Baojun 510 into a sub-4 meter model. But instead, the carmaker has now decided to develop a completely new platform that would serve as the base for not only a sub-4 meter SUV but also a hatchback and an MPV.
Right now, the carmaker’s main focus is on expanding the production capacity at their Halol plant to 1,00,000 units per annum. This is being done to accommodate the Astor. It is said that MG will enter the sub-4 segment only after its second plant comes online.
MG’s sub-4 meter crossover is expected to debut post-2023, followed by the MPV and hatchback.
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