Why Australia is ready for a $100,000 MG
While MG Motor Australia sees its just-launched, value-priced MG 4 electric hatchback as game-changing, it also has its sights set on going upmarket with a luxury SUV called the LS6.
MG recently confirmed the LS7 SUV and L7 SUV – from SAIC Motor’s luxury IM Motors division – had been earmarked for Australia.
However, that’s no longer the case, according to MG Motor Australia boss, Peter Ciao, who has ruled out the LS7 and L7, instead telling CarExpert he is keen to bring the equally luxurious, but slightly smaller IM LS6 mid-sized SUV to this market.
IM (Intelligence In Motion), is a luxury brand in its home market of China, but Mr Ciao says he would like to see the LS6 wear the familiar MG octagon here.
“I’m still working on this and negotiating with the factory, but I trust the MG brand is capable of selling a wide range of vehicles across a wide range of prices, up to and above $100,000. I don’t think that’s a challenge,” Mr Ciao told CarE