After the unpredictably successful SUV Hector and the premium electric SUV ZS-EV, MG adds a new one to their arsenal with the debut of MG G10 MPV at the Auto Expo 2020. The unveiling of the MG Gloster was supposed to close their stand. So the launch of the new MPV came as a shocking surprise to everybody concerned. Top of the list of those concerned would be Korean carmaker Kia whose MPV Carnival was launched recently in the same segment.
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Taking a look at the G10, it’s longer and taller than the Kia Carnival but the latter has more width. Despite the longer wheelbase, it lacks the visual appeal of its Korean counterpart. Let’s take a look at their dimensions compared to their rival, the long-established Innova Crysta.
Dimensions Comparison: G10 Vs Kia Carnival Vs Innova Crysta
|Dimensions||MG G10||Kia Carnival||Innova Crysta|
|Seating Capacity||7/9 seater||7/8/9 seater||7/8 seater|
The new MPV is basically a rebadged Maxus G10 which is currently on sale in China. The international version has two variants. A 2-litre turbo-petrol and 1.9-litre diesel engine. Both the variants are offered in a 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. But the India-spec G-10 will share the power train with the MG Hector.
The premium features of the MG include a 3-piece panoramic sunroof, powered sliding rear doors, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, middle-row executive seats with fold-out leg rests. We expect MG to offer both the 7-seater and the 9-seater version available in international markets in India.
There is a gap currently in the MPV sector between the slots filled by Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. Kia aims to fill the gap with its magnificent Carnival and so does the MG G10. It will launch in the second part of 2020. Prices are expected to be in the range of 20-25 lakhs (ex-showroom).