MG, a Chinese-owned British carmaker, has resumed testing of its tiny Air EV microcar in India. The MG Air EV was spotted testing in Vadodara, Gujarat, and appears to be ready for the road.MG, a Chinese-owned British carmaker, has resumed testing of its tiny Air EV microcar in India. The MG Air EV was spotted testing in Vadodara, Gujarat, and appears to be ready for the road.
Many expected the MG Air EV to make its India debut at last month’s Auto Expo 2023. However, the British automaker chose not to bring the electric microcar to the auto show, where it displayed many other green vehicles.
The MG Air EV is essentially a rebranded version of the Wuling Air EV, which is available in markets such as Indonesia and SIAC’s (MG’s owners) home country of China. The design cues found on the electric microcar in international markets will be carried over to the India-spec Air EV from MG.
The MG Air has full-width lightbar-style daytime running lights up front, which connect to the shiny trim on the mirrors. The charging port door is located beneath the DRL and will house the MG badge on the India-spec car.
The MG air’s headlights are located lower down on the sides of the front bumper. The LED units are vertically stacked on top of one another, with the turn indicators a little lower down.
The MG Air’s sides have large single doors that allow access to the four-seater microcar’s cabin. The microcar is supported by a set of tiny alloys. The taillights at the back are located just above the bumper and appear to be LED units.
The latest MG Air spy shots confirm what we already know about the car’s interior. The dashboard of the microcar is dominated by a large twin-screen setup with instrumentation and infotainment displays.
MG has not revealed any information about the MG Air’s engine for the Indian market. The MG electric microcar, on the other hand, is expected to come with a choice of two battery packs with claimed ranges of 200 and 300 kilometres, respectively. Both battery packs will support fast DC charging and will power a single electric motor that drives the front wheels.
MG motors surprised everyone by not displaying the Air EV microcar at Auto Expo 2023. However, with the electric microcar still being tested on our roads and looking more production-ready than ever, it could be only a few months before it finally hits our streets.