There is an upcoming entrant in the compact SUV segment built by the MG Motors. The MG RX5 is the first SUV from the manufacturer to be launched in India but it is already on sale in the Middle Eastern Countries with left hand drive system. The first spy shots of the interior of the compact SUV are revealed. The spy images indicates that the India based SUV will get a simple yet upmarket cabin which is inspired from the Baojun 560. At the first glance, the SUV looks to have borrowed the left hand generate layout. However, on a closer view the India based SUV reveals a number of variations.
The India based SUV from the MG Motors’ comes provided with a three layered dashboard. The upper part of it is wrapped in soft touch material and contrast stitching. The three spoke steering wheel on the compact SUV sports multiple buttons for audio control, telephony control and cruise control. The other features on the test mule included touchscreen infotainment system with free standing provision, push button start, a panoramic sunroof, an auto hold function, front and rear parking sensors, climate control reverse parking sensor, electrically adjustable driver and passenger seats and an electric parking brake. A sunroof, space for analogue clock in between the centrally placed AC vents and rear AC vents were not visible in the spy images yet they are likely to get equipped to the India based compact SUV. The India based SUV features a simple unit instrument cluster with a large TFT display flanked by the speedo and tachometer dials.
The India based SUV from MG Motors will be slightly larger than the Jeep Compass, measuring 4655 mm in length, 1835 mm in width and 1760 mm in height. The reports from Autocar suggest that the SUV undergoing the test extracted power from a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine. The engine was matted to a CVT gearbox. However, the MG Motors will power the India based SUV by a 2.0 litre Multijet diesel engine, powering the Fiat. The India based model will come with a conventional gear knob with manual gear shifting provision. The SUV is likely to be priced around Rs 20 lakh and likely to arrive in the Indian markets in 2019. Once launched in India, the SUV will compete on the likes of the Creta, Duster, Scorpio and Terrano.
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Source : AutoCar