After the success of the Hector, MG may release their next vehicle in India. The Baojun 510 is a compact SUV which may compete with Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon. The Baojun 510 is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Baojun. The 510 debuted on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show with the official Chinese market launch in 2017 and is positioned under the 530/560 compact crossover with prices ranging from 54,800 yuan to 76,800 yuan. Now MG has planned to bring this as a vehicle to India as a head-on competition for the Hyundai Creta.

MG Baojun 510 Launch

The launch of the MG Baojun launch of the vehicle will be the next launch by the company. It will be accompanied by the launch of an electric SUV from MG. All theses SUV launches will create an image of MG as an SUV making company. This is their first year in India and seeing the great demand for SUV in India they have planned these launches.

MG Baojun 510 Price

The price of the MG Baojun 510 will be around Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs. This will be directly hitting the price segment of Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Creta will need some serious updates to beat this pricing. Looking at how MG has feature-loaded the MG Hector, we can expect some similar type of features in it. The Baojun will make it a point to either add more features or offer better pricing. This will be accompanied with the MG shield which makes it more lucrative to own an MG vehicle.

MG Baojun 510 Exteriors

MG Baojun 510

The exteriors of the vehicle are quite similar to the MG Hector. The front grill is the same as on the hector. The daytime running lights are placed in line with the hood line. The headlights have been placed below it. They also engulf the fog lamps. The lower part of the grille gets a  skid plate. It a faux skid plate but adds to the visual appeal. The main grille hosts the big and bold MG logo. The side profile will consist of body-colored door handles and ORVMs with alloy wheels. The car will be slightly bigger in dimensions than the Hyundai Creta. This will translate in more space and boot space. The wheels get squared wheel arches. This is somewhat that robs the show of the vehicle. But after all, it is a commuter SUV which has does not need to look sporty.

MG Baojun 510 Interiors

The interiors of the vehicle are will contain better plastics. There will be introductions of some soft-touch materials. All this will enhance the cabin experience. The interior may also have feature dual-tone layout. Along with the iconic MG interface. This will also have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In the interior, there will be white and beige colour seats. 

MG Hector front row

MG Baojun 510 Engine

The engine of the vehicle will be a 1.5 L L2B I4 (petrol) engine. There might not be a diesel engine on this vehicle. Currently, there is no new news on the engine and the drive train. The Vehicle will definitely available in Automatic as well as manual.

MG Baojun 510 Safety

  • ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM

Electronic Stability Program improves the car’s stability by detecting and reducing lack of traction. ESP detects loss of steering control and automatically applies the brakes to help steer the car where the driver intends to go

  • TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

MG Hector is engineered to deliver the best driving experience. Our Traction Control System helps us achieve that by avoiding the wheel-slip, and keeping the car under control during slipping or skidding. 

  • HILL HOLD CONTROL

We’ve made sure that you feel safe driving on any terrain. The Hill Hold Control system lets you enjoy the mountains as much as the highway. It prevents roll back on a slope when you release the brake and switch to the accelerator pedal.

  • ABS-EBD

Anti-Brake System and the Electronic Brake-Distribution System take care of the engine and the braking system during sudden braking. It also keeps you from skidding even when you brake really hard.

  • BRAKE ASSIST

A travel sensor attached to the brake pedal allows the Brake Assist system to detect when the driver attempts an emergency stop and, regardless of the amount of pressure actually applied, apply maximum braking force until the car is brought to a halt. Hence, keeping you and your car safe in emergency situations.

  • ROLL FORMED DOOR BEAMS

MG Hector uses rolled form door beams which improve strength and rigidity for doors as compared to flat stamped beams. They have a larger cross-section area which makes the door stronger and safer to withstand impact.

MG Hector 7-Seater Hybrid

MG is also offering the car with a hybrid variant that uses a 48-volt mild hybrid system. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery helps store energy and provide extra torque assistance of up to 20 Nm when required. The combination also helps in reducing emissions by up to 12 percent using three key functions – Engine Auto Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking and E-Boost. The hybrid system has one disadvantage. This eats up space under the first-row passenger seat. Although this is small, what it does is that it does not leave any space for electric seat adjustment to the front passenger seat.

MG Hector 7 Seater I-Smart Features

Coming back to the I-Smart technology on the car, this gets a large 10.4-inch touchscreen that acts as the center console of the car which will also get tech connectivity features like eSIM which is in collaboration with Airtel. The car gets OTA (Over The Air) technology and updates and the OS, experience, apps and interface of this system is developed by MG India in collaboration with companies like Airtel, Cisco, Adobe, AccuWeather Microsoft, SAP, Nuance, Ganna, Panasonic and TomTom. Another new development is that the car will have tech connectivity features like eSIM.

MG-Hector-dashboard-800x600

MG Baojun 510 Colours

  • Burgundy Red Metallic
  • Starry Black
  • Aurora Silver
  • Glaze Red
  • Candy White.

These are the colours that are available on the MG Hector. The MG Baojun 510 will be also available in the dual-tone option like the seltos.

MG Baojun 510 Competition

This MG vehicle will be a good competition for the Hyundai Creta. Along with this, it will be competing with the Seltos in terms of size. Another tough competition will be cars in this same price segment. This also includes some variants of the Hector.

Also read: MG Hector 7-Seater spotted while testing!

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