The MG G10, which has recently broken its cover at Auto Expo 2020, is expected to come to India by the end of 2021 to become a formidable competitor against the Kia Carnival.
A premium MG MPV codenamed G10 has been showcased at Auto Expo 2020. This MPV has been on sale in the Chinese auto market under the Maxus subsidiary. With regards to the dimensions, the G10 is quite large, with a 53 mm, 173 mm and 138 mm greater length, height and wheelbase in comparison to the recently launched Kia Carnival.
The MG G10 has made its official debut at the Auto Expo 2020.
With respect to the exterior design, the MG G10 looks like a minivan rather than an MPV because of its large dimensions. In the front, the G10 gets a wide grille with three horizontal chrome slats stretching across the front fascia. Surrounding the grille are large projector headlights. The car also comes with a sloping bonnet. On the side profile, the 16-inch alloy wheels appear to be too small compared with the MPV’s large dimensions. Nevertheless, the large windows can offer an airy feeling to all the passengers sitting in the cabin. Moreover, the G10 also comes with automatic rear sliding doors, helping passengers enter and exit the car more easily. In the rear, the MPV features wraparound taillights and a wide windscreen.
In terms of the interior, the G10 is expected to be available in many seating configurations: 6 seaters, 7 seaters and 9 seaters. The interior feature list consists of a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, intelligent navigation, voice interaction system, two-zone temperature control and leather seat coverings, etc. The model debuted at the Auto Expo is equipped with a smaller infotainment system and no sunroof. Nevertheless, considering the fact that its direct rival the Kia Carnival comes with a sunroof, the MG G10 is likely to be offered with a panoramic sunroof on the high-spec variants.
MG G10 MPV Unveiled | Kia Carnival Rival | Auto Expo 2020
The international-spec G10 is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo gasoline burner with 215 HP against 330 Nm and a 1.9-litre oil unit with 158 HP against 350 Nm. The transmission duties on both the petrol and the diesel versions are undertaken by a 6-speed MT/AT. There has been no confirmation on the mechanical specifications of the Indian-bound G10 yet.
The G10 is expected to have a starting price of around INR 23 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Once launched in India, the new MG MPV will compete against the Kia Carnival and the Toyota Innova Crysta.