In April this year, MG Motor India launched India’s cheapest electric car Compact EV. The compact premium electric vehicle is a two-door model. It is priced at Rs 7.98 lakh (ex-showroom). MG will start its delivery from the third week of May 2023. This time, the company is planning to bring another compact electric car in this country, the report claims. According to sources, the rebadged model of MG’s Baojun Yep electric sub-compact SUV (SUV) sold in the international market will be brought to India. Recently, the company has filed a design patent for the car in this country. Which has fueled speculation of its launch.
However, MG Motor India is yet to open up about the launch of their Baojun Yep in India. It is speculated that it may appear in the market of this country in 2025. The compact electric SUV is based on Baojun Yep’s design firm Global Small Electric Vehicle or GSEV platform. The Comet EV also uses the same platform. This SUV model is quite boxy and tall in terms of design.
The front of the Baojun Yep features a closed-off grille, uniquely designed headlamps with Porsche-like graphics, quad LED DRLs and a sturdy black bumper. There are also 15-inch alloy wheels with square wheel arches, side steps and black roof rails. At the rear there are oval tail lamps and small rear window.
Baojun Yep’s length, width, height and wheelbase are 3,381mm, 1,685mm, 1,721mm and 2,110mm respectively. In terms of features, it gets a 10.25-inch dual-screen setup (an infotainment system and another instrument cluster), battery temperature management system, heated front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, four USB ports, ADS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) and a 360 degree camera.
The Yep electric SUV has a 28.1 kWh lithium ion phosphate battery and a 68 bhp electric motor. The company claims that it offers a range of 303 km on a full charge. The battery takes 35 minutes to charge from 30-80% with a DC fast charger. Again AC charger takes 8.5 hours to charge from 20-80%.