MG India has announced that the brand is collaborating with Jio to provide cutting-edge, connected car technology. MG reveals that Jio will offer the best-in-class connected car technology in its upcoming mid-size SUV. Under the partnership, MG Motor India and services provider Jio will work together to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) on upcoming MG vehicles. MG Motor India will offer the forthcoming mid-size SUV with seamless IT systems integration enabled by Jio’s IoT solution.
Jio Connected Vehicle Solutions
Jio is one of India’s largest integrated telecom service providers, and customers will benefit from the vast internet outreach. Customers will also get the highest quality connectivity not only in metropolitan cities but also in rural areas. The telecom service provider also reveals that it will support automotive solutions, delivering consumer and enterprise services. Jio’s latest connected vehicle solution combines connectivity, hardware and software to access trending information and real-time telematics, benefitting people on the move.
MG Mid-Size SUV
MG has not officially revealed the name of the upcoming mid-size SUV. But speculation is that the brand is planning to launch the petrol version of the MG ZS EV. The MG ZS EV is an all-electric crossover SUV, but the MG ZS Petrol will come with similar exterior and interior styling but a petrol powertrain. MG is likely to position the MG ZS Petrol below the 2021 MG Hector.
MG ZS Petrol – Powertrain
In the international market, the MG ZS Petrol comes with a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The TGDi motor makes 111 HP of power and 160 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Another option is a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 106 PS of power and 141 Nm of torque. In the recent past, speculations were that MG would name the new mid-size SUV the MG Astor. The brand has also filed a trademark for the name in the Indian market.