Despite entering India only last year, MG Motor India already has an all-electric SUV in its line-up – the recently launched ZS EV – in addition to its Hector SUV. And now, the brand has showcased a larger, new electric SUV – the Marvel X – at the ongoing Auto Expo. Touted as the world’s first mass-production model to achieve Level-3 intelligent driving capability (read: autonomous), the MG Marvel X is meant to showcase the brand’s focus on products that are electric-powered, self-driven and connected.
What is really interesting about this Tata Harrier-sized SUV, though, is its powertrain. While information about the model showcased at the Auto Expo is not available yet, the Roewe version had a 52.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack that sends power to three electric motors, giving it all-wheel-drive capability. Combined, the three motors make 302hp and 665Nm of torque. There is a lower-powered version of the Roewe Marvel X on sale in China as well.
It comes with the same battery pack but has just the two rear motors, which produce a combined 186hp and 410Nm of peak torque. Concurrently, the rear-wheel-drive version has a slightly longer range, at 403km (NEDC), on a single charge, while the all-wheel-drive version is rated at 370km. Both have a top speed of 170kph, but the AWD is 3.1sec quicker to 100kph, taking 4.8sec.