MG Motor Company is set to launch its 1.5 Turbocharged MG-HS SUV in Pakistan. The MG motors SUV is grabbing a lot of attention in the local market. The fans are thrilled to see the new SUV on the roads of the country. The recent reports show that MG-HS has already secured 10,000 booking orders. The local auto experts are predicting a solid competition to the Japanese automakers in the country.
Javed Afridi – one of the key stakeholders in the joint auto venture between JW-SEZ and Chinese company SAIC – is very positive about the warm welcome. “The demand is great for the British car”, he said. Afridi also added that the partnership is a gesture to bring a British motor company in the country. It also finds relevance with the British heritage in Pakistan.
“They also want to expand their global presence to Pakistan”, Afridi said. He added, “They are providing a sporty SUV with high-end technology that will transform the Pakistani auto market”.
MG Motors SUV MG-HS Availability
The local production plan of the company will initiate by June 2021. We will be able to see three SUVs in the first phase of production.
- MG-ZS 1.5
- MG-ZS EV (fully-electric 44.5 KWH)
The long-awaited MG-HS has arrived in the local market with limited stock. The formal launch event will take place in December 2020.
MG Motors SUV – Initial Bookings
The company has already received 10,000 booking orders for the turbocharged MG-HS 1.5. Pakistan’s auto industry is opening doors to British as well as other international auto companies. The positive response from the local fans has added to the excitement of seeing MG in Pakistan.
Afridi told that the company has had a good experience after launching the commercial vehicles under the name of JW-Forland.
It is not surprising if the company books 10,000 orders for a European SUV that cost Rs5.5 million. People are buying around 1000 units of Korean brands like Sportage and Tucson. It will not be surprising that they would be buying a British SUV at a similar price.Ahmed Lakhani – Research Analyst
According to Lakhani, European cars have their own class appeal regardless of the market dominance of Japanese auto companies.
MG-HS SUV Price
The 1.5 Turbocharged HS has an initial price tag of PKR 5.5 million (about $34,500 USD). The exact prices will be revealed as soon as the formal launch event happens the next month.
For a European SUV, the price tag is quite decent. We can expect higher prices for the other two SUV variants announced by the company. European cars are known for their premium class and luxury. Apart from these, the cars perform very well in terms of engine capacity and power delivery.
Note: Parts of this story courtesy of Dispatch News Desk Pakistan.