The Marvel X comes with a plethora of driver aids and a claimed range of 403 kms.
MG has showcased its Marvel X SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car is underpinned by the Roewe Marvel X sold in China. Apart from the dazzling lights, lit up badge and grille, the car has a lot of tech underneath it. Upon viewing it in certain angles, in pictures, the car’s silhouette is reminiscent of the Maruti S-Cross. The Marvel X is wider and longer than the MG Hector, but it’s shorter.
The interior is made out of handmade leather and there is a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that can display lots of information. The tech does not stop there. MG has kitted with all the sensors one would expect in a Tesla Model X. The car comes with 6 cameras and 12 radar sensors, and parking sensors so it can position itself in the world, virtually. This would enable the car’s autonomous features, which are plentiful.
The car has automated lane-keeping, steering assist, adaptive cruise control, etc. The car also gets an app. This app empowers the user to remotely control the vehicle. Plus the vehicle can park itself on familiar grounds as it has an AI engine built into it.
Speaking of engines (or lack thereof), the Marvel X EV comes with two options. A rear-wheel-drive version, or an all-wheel-drive version. Power for the rear-wheel-drive is at 186 PS and 410 Nm of torque. The all-wheel-drive version puts out 300 PS and 665 Nm of torque. The 0-60 times of the RWD, AWD versions are 7.9 and 4.8 seconds respectively.
Both cars are fitted with a 52.5 kWh battery. The NEDC claimed range is 403 kms for the RWD version and 370 km for the AWD version. The car can go from 0-80% in 40 minutes using a DC fast charger, but an AC wall charger will take 8.5 hours to do the same. If launched in India, the car will sit above the Hyundai Kona EV, and the MG ZS EV.