MG showcased a micro electric at the Auto Expo 2020. It was the smallest production-ready vehicle on showcase at the Expo and has a seating capacity of two people. The MG 200EV has been co-developed by SIAC, GM and Wuling. MG has stated that the micro-car is a successor to the Baojun E100 that is being sold in China and has a dense amount of updates.
Talking of dimensions, it is just 2497 mm long, 1526 mm wide and 1616 mm tall which is very small and would easily be the best urban commuter due to its insanely small footprint. It has replaced the Baijun E100 in China and MG claims that it has got over 200 updates. It is powered by an electric motor but MG has not revealed any of it yet. But it's for sure that a car of this size will size and thus provide an impressive range to be the perfect urban commuter as it has an NEDC-claimed range of 250 km.
The styling is quirky and weird as you don’t see sub-3m cars every day! But MG has given it an edgy appeal with sharp design cues and the front gets split headlamps and LED DRLs. The bumper has large cut-outs at both ends which are lines in a tinge of golden inserts. The MG logo upfront is in line with the headlights and holds the charging port. MG has designed it in a flush manner and it helps give the microcar a clean front fascia.
It is pink, silver and gold and the colours have been used in a soothing ratio and perfectly complements the quirky look of the car. The rear is minimal but LED strips for tail lights and has an opening for storage space. MG has also managed to sparkle things up on the inside with a digital instrument cluster. The dashboard is minimal with the earlier said instrument cluster and a two-spoke steering wheel. Despite having space constraints, MG has managed to give the 200 EV a practical outlook. The interior has 11 storage spaces and a hidden space under the passenger seat. A bit of space is also available behind the seats which can be accessed via the rear opening.
Features are also plentiful in the MG 200 EV which includes air conditioning which we believe will give you the chills! It also comes with connected car technology which includes features like charging, parking navigation. Power supply and vehicle inspection to name a few. MG has not hinted on imminent launch of the microcar. But things might speed up if the Indian government pushes the pace at which transfer to electric mobility is taking place. MG might have a better chance of selling the 200 EV but nothing for now. The only competition which this microcar faces is from the Bajaj Qute, that is a petrol-powered microcar.