Will British Car Brand MG Launch Locally-Manufactured EVs in Pakistan? [Watch Video]

    MG EV cars in Pakistan
    Credits: Javed Afridi

    5 June 2020:

    Morris Garages (M.G..G.) Motor U.K..K. Limited, a British automotive company owned by Shanghai-based SAIC Motor.

    JW Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M.G.G. to introduce Electric Vehicles (E.V.s.V.s) in Pakistan.

    Earlier, we shared that Javed Afridi, known to be the owner of the popular Pakistan Super League (P.S.L.) franchise Peshawar Zalmi, had taken a spin with the MG E-Motion.

    Moreover, reports shared claim that Chinese President Xi Jinping will inaugurate the plant during a visit to Pakistan later this year.

    When the E.V.s.V.s launch, they will be direct competitors of the K.I.A. Sportage, which has taken the market by storm.

    On the other hand, these E.V.s.V.s are expected to be priced around 4.5 million to 5.5 million, which is a highly competitive price range.

    However, with the current economic situation due to the novel coronavirus, as well as the hit the industry, as well as the demand, has taken, there may be a chance that M.G..G. delays or cancels their plans.

    Earlier, Renault had also shown its interest in the Pakistani auto sector; however, due to the unstable economy, they decided to put the plan on ice.

    While things will take time to settle down, it won’t be until a few months before we can be sure if we will see these M.G..G. vehicles in Pakistan once again.

    29 May, 2020:

    News has been floating in the air recently that J.W. has set up their plant in Pakistan.

    Furthermore, they were looking to establish the most significant private venture of electric vehicle (E.V.) manufacturing.

    J.W. Auto Park inked a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) with Morris Garages (M.G.) for their electric rides. M.G. initially started as a British brand but was taken over by a Chinese Firm.

    It is being reported that the plant was to be inaugurated by the Chinese President during a visit to Pakistan later this year.

    However, no reports have come forward on this matter. Moreover, with the novel coronavirus lingering upon our heads, the inauguration of the plant is not happening anytime soon.

    Javed Afridi, known to own the top-rated Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi has shared not one but two videos on his social media page, confirming that M.G. is bringing a locally assembled E.V. soon.

    It is expected to be tested on the roads in Pakistan and also expected that the S.U.V. would be made available for purchasing soon.

    Afridi announced the launch of the MG E-Motion, and that bookings for this one are now open in his second video.

    “Here you go with a First Fully Electric Vehicle from M.G. Road Trials Started in Pakistan.” He wrote for the first video.

    It is expected that both vehicles will be priced somewhere between 4- 5.5 million or possibly lower if the tax benefits start to kick in.

    About the M.G. Car Brand

    M.G. is a British Automotive marque founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s, and M.G. Car Company Limited was the British sports car manufacturer that made the marque famous.

    Best known for its ‘midget’ open two-seater sports cars, M.G. also produced saloons and coupés, with engines up to three liters in size. The marque is now owned by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.

    M.G. cars had their roots in a 1920s sales promotion sideline of Morris Garages, a retail sales and service center in Oxford belonging to William Morris. The business’s manager, Cecil Kimber, modified standard production Morris Oxfords and added M.G. Super Sports to the plate at the nose of the car.

    A separate M.G. Car Company Limited was incorporated in July 1930. It remained Morris’s personal property until 1 July 1935, when he sold it to his holding company, Morris Motors Limited.

    We can’t wait for the cars to hit the road! Stay tuned to Brandsynario for the updates!