Hybrid MG will appear in EuropeNovember 28, 2019
AIC Motor plans to ship the plug-in version of the compact MG HS crossover to international markets.
After launching in the domestic Chinese market, the car will be exported to the UK and Singapore for the first time, the state automaker said last week.
“He will join the EZS electric car to accelerate the process of bringing the MG brand to the world level,” said SAIC.
SAIC did not provide more details about its export plan for the vehicle. The MG HS plugin went on sale in China at the Guangzhou auto show last week, with an initial price of 189,800 yuan ($ 26,960) after government subsidies. The car was built at the new SAIC factory in Ninda, a city in the eastern Chinese coastal province of Fujian. The plant, which opened in September, will serve as the company’s export center.
The interchangeable hybrid is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a second-generation SAIC gearbox designed for interchangeable hybrids. The HS plug-in is the third electric car model in the MG line to follow the plug-in of the MG6 compact sedan and the battery-powered version of the EZS subcompact crossover. In July, the electric EZS, MG’s first all-electric car, arrived in the UK and has since been also exported to the Netherlands and Norway, according to SAIC. In China, SAIC also collects cars for its MG and Roewe brands in three other cities – Shanghai, Nanjing and Zhengzhou. Outside of China, SAIC manufactures MG cars in Thailand and India.
In 2005, Nanjing Auto, also a state-owned automaker in China, acquired the brand from the bankrupt British automaker MG Rover. Two years later, Nanjing Auto was acquired by SAIC.
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