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MG reveals new G10 luxury MPV at Auto Expo 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Morris Garages or MG showcased the MG G10 luxury MPV in their pavilion at the Auto Expo 2020. If MG green lights the G10 for the Indian market it will rival the likes of the Innova Crysta and the just-launched Kia Carnival. The MG G10 is essentially a rebadged version of the Maxus G10 presently available in the Chinese markets. The Maxus and MG brands are subsidiaries of the Chinese state-owned SAIC Motor.

The Maxus G10 is 5168mm long, 1980mm wide, 1928mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3198mm. To put things into perspective, the Kia Carnival is 5115mm long 1985mm wide, 1740mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3060mm. On the other hand, the Toyota Innova Crysta is 4735mm long, 1830mm wide, 1795mm tall with a wheelbase of 2750mm. 

On the outside, the China-spec G10 comes with features like a chrome grille, layered front bumper with foglights, a splitter style air dam, auto-levelling HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, wraparound tail lights, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, kick active power tailgate, anti-trap dual automatic sliding doors etc. 

On the interiors, the India-spec model is expected to feature a dual-tone cabin, contoured leather upholstery, captain seats with leg support, rear-mounted 10-inch LED monitor, 220V three-pin power outlet, multifunctional steering wheel, centrally mounted 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 360-degree parking camera etc.

In the engine department, the Maxus G10 comes with a 2.0-litre DVVT turbocharged petrol engine that produces 218 PS of power and 330 Nm of torque coupled to a ZF 6-speed automatic gearbox. To benefit the economies of scale, instead of a proprietary engine, MG G10 could share the new BS6 compliant engine from the Hector with a DCT gearbox. While the Toyota Innova comes with an option of a  2.7-litre 166 PS / 245 Nm petrol engine and a 2.4-litre 150 PS / 343-360 Nm turbo diesel engine the Kia Carnival has been launched in India with only a 2.2-litre 200 PS / 440 Nm turbo diesel engine. 

The MG G10 will try to offer more bang for the buck compared to the Toyota Innova Crysta and Kia Carnival, as have the other cars from the Morris Garages stable in their respective segment.