Javed Afridi Hints Imminent Arrival of MG
The MG5 sporty sedan, also called as MG GT made quite a stir in local automotive media last year. The company had also introduced a left hand drive test unit which was spotted on local roads on various occasions and was also seen displayed along with other imported MG cars at various dealerships across the country
Now Javed Afridi, the key figure behind MG cars has once again teased the MG GT, this time hinting its imminent launch in the country. In his latest tweet, Afridi says “MG GT see you this year in Pakistan!!”.
This isn’t the first time in recent past that Javed Afridi has hinted the launch of new MG cars in Pakistan. Earlier in March, the said MG will launch 3 local assembled vehicles including the MG5 (MG GT), the MG3 hatchback as well as the Gloster 7-seat SUV. The MG5 GT comes available in two engine options – a 1.5L naturally aspirated unit delivering 118hp as well as a 1.5L turbocharged unit good for 171 hp, however according to sources we will be getting the naturally aspirated version. The vehicle will come rich in features & safety equipment, though no information on price is available yet.
Reportedly, the MG plant in Pakistan is all set to roll out locally assembled units however according to a company official, MG Motors has not yet received a manufacturing license since it applied in September 2021, adding that the company intends to start local assembly after getting the license. The total investment in MG assembly is $100m. He said officials of the Engineering Development Board (EDB) are reviewing the Phase I site in Lahore, while the Phase II site is under construction.