MG (Morris Garages) is making a return to Singapore after a long hiatus. Once British-owned, the brand was acquired by Chinese carmaker SAIC Motors in 2007.
MG’s official agent in Singapore is the Eurokars Group, a multi-brand distributor. Some of the brands in Eurokars’ portfolio include Porsche, Rolls-Royce, MINI and Mazda.
Eurokars’ deal with SAIC also enables it to move into the electric car segment. It has formed a new subsidiary, Eurokars EV, to drive this.
The electric models to be sold here include the EZS and MG5 EV. But petrol models, such as the ZS and HS, will also be part of the lineup.
The ZS is a compact sport utility vehicle, while the HS is the carmaker’s flagship model. Eurokars says that the first MG cars will arrive by end-December 2019.
Prices for the MG models are expected to start from $130,000, inclusive of COE.
The MG showroom, which will be located along Leng Kee Road, will open in the first quarter of 2020.
It is not the first time that Eurokars has represented the MG brand. Eurokars distributed the marque, then owned by BMW, back in the 1990s.
OTHER ELECTRIC MODELS FROM EUROKARS
Eurokars won’t just have MG electric vehicles, though. By August 2020, it expects to have the Porsche Taycan in its showroom. The Taycan is the German carmaker’s first modern electric car.
And the MINI Electric, the first production electric MINI, is due in Q3.
EVs FROM OTHER BRANDS
There are several electric models now in Singapore. While not exhaustive, the list of available EVs includes:
The increasing number of charging points in the country will also make EV ownership more practical. Especially for motorists who don’t live in landed property.
However, the rear hurdle to EV ownership is the road tax formula applied to these cars. In some cases, an EV attracts higher road taxes than the equivalent internal combustion engine model.