SAIC MG ELECTRIC VEHICLES
wattEV2buy explores the SAIC MG electric car strategy. List SAIC MG EV models, news, and sales as it vies for a position in the fast-growing EV market.
After the financial demise of the British icon MG Rover in 2005, the company was acquired by Nanjing Auto which was in turn acquired by SAIC Motors in 2008. Production moved from Longbridge in 2016 to China. SAIC MG showcased its first EV Concept developed on the SAIC Roewe E50 in 2014. SAIC MG unveiled its first production-ready new energy vehicle at the 2017 Guangzhou Auto Show. The SAIC MG EV model is the SAIC MG eMG6 PHEV based on the MG6 which is based on the SAIC Roewe 550.
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Week 12 2019 - SAIC MG launches 2019 EV models
SAIC MG launched its compact SUV, the MG eZS and released images of the 2019 eMG plug-in hybrid release. The MG eZS is expected to be sold in Europe as mentioned in the Week 49 2018 newsletter. The order book for the SAIC MG eZS SAIC will open on March 30, 2019 with three trims available priced from ¥119,800 after subsidy. The MG eZS is equipped with an electric motor producing a maximum power of 110 kW and its liquid-cooled 44.5 kWh battery pack provides a range of 335 km as measured on the NEDC cycle.
The 2019 eMG 6 TROPHY plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is equipped with SAIC’s “Blue Core” 1.5T engine, matching the new SAIC’s second-generation 10-speed EDU intelligent electric drive gearbox, with a maximum power of 224kW (304Ps) and a maximum torque of 480Nm, delivering a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of 5.9 seconds.
Week 49 2018 - SAIC MG EVs to be sold in Europe
SAIC MG also announced this week that it intends to sell some of its models in Europe starting with its first pure electric vehicle the MG EZS SUV shown in the cover image above. MG did not elaborate on which countries in Europe would get the EZS electric SUV, but testing will kick off in two months in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, and France. The SAIC MG EZS SUV has an estimated range of 335km or 210 miles on the WLTP cycle. SAIC MG has already sold over 4,000 units of its plug-in version of the MG6 since its launch in April 2018. The SAIC MG EZS SV will join the Korean brands as the only brands selling affordable pure electric compact crossover SUVs in Europe, taking advantage of their lead over European brands. The MG EZS SUV will be listed in China in the first half of 2019.
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