EACH STORY HAS A BEGINNING. HERE IS THE MG BRAND HISTORY
Having outgrown his sales desk job, Cecil Kimber heads to the garage and begins to tinker around. Much tinkering after, he finished his own tuned version of the Morris Car, calling it the Old Number one.
The MG K3 Magnette emerged triumphant at the Mille Miglia, one of the toughest races in the world, and was the first non-italian marque to take the 1100 cc class win thanks to Captain George Eyston & Johnny Lurani.
The company launched the MG TC, complete with latest features and gadgets. It sold nearly 2000 units! This car can be credited with starting the American craze for the British sports car.
Initially, the MG ZB Magnette raised a lot of eyebrows. However, with its solid performance and superior features, the Magnette became everyone’s favourite in no time.
The MG Ex181 sets a world record for reaching speed of 109.81 m/s. And then MG decides to break its own record in 1959 – by touching a speed of 113.95 m/s at Bonneville Salt Flats. The MG was driven by Sir Stirling Moss.
MG decides to take things up a notch and launch the MGA, an upgrade of the heart-throbbingly popular MGA 1500. Fitted with a 1588 cc engine, it gave the MGA an extra 6 BHP that pretty much made people fly.
MGB - World’s most affordable sportscar was built. The fact that over 5 00 000 MGBs were built just goes on to show how popular it was. When Prince Charles went to university, he bought the B’s bigger brother, the MGC.
After the doors of Abingdon closed, many assumed that this would be the end of the MG era. Contrary to popular beliefs, MG emerged stronger and launched the compact MG Metro. It has its own fan following still.
The world was changing, and design was changing too. The Metro gave way to a superior five-door hatchback with exceptional performance and handling, the MG Maestro. It further gave way to MG Maestro Turbo.
MG ushered in the new millennium with the MG TF; an upgrade of the MGF. What followed was a hot-hatch, the MG ZR, and two sports saloons; The MG ZS and MG ZT. MG was back in the motoring world.
The MG marque and Longbridge plant were taken over by Nanjing Automobile. Cut to 2007, Nanjing Automobile gave way to SAIC Motor, and MG pops back on the world map as MG Motor.
Future forward as always, MG realised the need to be personal. With high level customizations, MG introduced the MG3; giving consumers the power to co-design their cars.
The MG5 emerged as an absolute star, being a spectacular compact car with a stunning exterior design, plush interiors and an aggressive 1.5 l petrol four-cylinder "VTi-Tech" engine.
Always on the edge of innovation, MG launches the MG GS, the first-ever MG SUV. Better agility enabled the MG driver to take his MG both on and off the road.
The resolutely ahead E-Motion came with an internet-compatible infotainment system, built on a pure-electric modular architecture platform. It boasts of 0-27.78 m/s in less than four seconds and has a range of over 500 kms.
MG HS - the next big thing by MG is all set to take the world by storm with a plush design and advanced technology, blind spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert, a 360-degree AVM, 25.65 cm (10.1") floating central display and much more.
There are things that make us human. Like acknowledging each other, listening and responding to one another. Knowing when we are needed, and being there when we are. Luckily, while we have been forgetting most of these, someone has been learning from us.
The MG Hector - A car that is, in many ways, more human. It’s a human thing.
The MG ZS EV is not just India’s first pure Electric Internet SUV, but also a catalyst for change.
MG ZS EV, the global SUV is designed for the few who would like all the benefits of a zero tail pipe emission vehicle but in style. The MG ZS EV does not compromise on aesthetics, has an excellent build quality, would thrill you with its performance and is powered by i-Smart EV 2.0. Style, substance, performance – all comes packed with the MG ZS EV.
It’s a human thing to respect each other’s personal space. Introducing MG Hector Plus that extends to you the comfort of extra space, even if you’re not on the driver’s seat. It offers you the luxury of space to let you be and enjoy the break you need. So that while you share the journey, you can celebrate your personal space too.
MG Gloster- isn’t just another car, it’s a car that thinks only about you. Your safety, your comfort. All the time. With its many intuitive features and personalization options, it remembers what you like and want. It adapts and adjusts for you. When you take it for a spin, it looks out for you, doesn’t let you drift away or get in a tight spot. . All it thinks about is, how you drive. What’s ahead of you? What could be your next move? One could say that the GLOSTER has just one thing on its mind. You. What would you call such a car? At MG, we call it the #TheSelflessCar
You see it with four wheels and call it a car. But don’t fall for stereotypes. Because this is like no car you have ever met before. Look within. Take a peep inside and you will find out who it really is. A teller of stories and knowledge. A friend, philosopher, and guide. It will tell you when to stop. Where to park. It can look you in the eye and tell a joke when you need one. It will be by your side always, keeping you safe. The bond you will develop with it will be special. Man. Machine. And AI. MG Astor. The AI Affair.