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MG reveals 360M MPV at Auto Expo 2020, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga rival

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Morris Garages has showcased their MG 360M which is the brand’s 7-seater MPV at the Auto Expo 2020. The MG 360M is likely to be displayed to assess consumer feedback before the brand plans to launch the MPV in the Indian market. If launched, the MG 360M will be positioned below the Toyota Innova Crysta and will rival the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV and the Mahindra Marazzo. 

On the exterior, the MG 360M features a bold chrome-accented grille with a large ‘MG’ logo in the centre, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps and 3D chrome inserts in the headlight unit. The front bumper gets a large air dam, trapezoidal fog lights with black inserts and chrome elements on the bumper under the fog light housing. Coming to the side, the MG 360M features 15-inch machine-finished alloy wheels, turn indicators integrated into the ORVMs, blacked-out B, C and D pillars, silver-finished roof rails, chrome window sills, chrome treatment on the door handles and a character line that runs around the shoulder of the MPV. On the rear, the 360M gets halogen bulb taillamps, an MG logo in the centre, an integrated spoiler, and a chrome strip that connects the two wrap-around taillights. 

On the interior, the MG 360M features a dual-tone layered dashboard, fully digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, multifunctional steering wheel, climate control AC, contoured dual-tone seats, captain seats in the second row, foldable third-row seats, rear AC vents, a sunroof etc. 

Powering the MG 360M is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces around 103 bhp of power and close to 135 Nm of torque matched to a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The MG 360M is 4615mm in length, 1735mm in width and 1660mm in height. To put things into perspective, its close rival the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is 4395mm in length, 1735mm in width and 1690mm in height. Also, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 103.2 hp of power and 138 Nm of torque coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional 4-speed torque converter automatic.

For now, MG is evaluating the 360M for the Indian markets and speculations are that the brand will launch the car with an aggressive price tag.