Chinese car manufacturer, MG Motor India on Thursday unveiled its maiden hydrogen fuel cell multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)—EUNIQ 7 on the second day of the Auto Expo 2023. The company also showcased its third-generation fuel cell technology, known as PROME P390.
"The world-leading hydrogen fuel cell system underlines MG's commitment to providing clean and efficient travel based on green, renewable power sources," the company says in a statement.
The company launched its hydrogen fuel-cell system in 2001 as the Phoenix No 1 fuel cell vehicle project. PROME P390, which is integrated into EUNIQ 7, has a system power of 92 kW with a peak operating efficiency of 60%.
According to the company, PROME P390 can operate at a maximum of 95 degree Celsius and can cold start at -30 degree Celsius. The fuel-cell dimensions are - 790*598*820 (mm) with a high durability of over 10,000 hrs. in addition, the PROME P390 comes with an Integrated architecture without external humidification.
Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motor India, said, "MG Motor has been a constant synonym for innovation over the years. We arrived in India with a vision of offering disruptive mobility solutions, in terms of both human-centric technologies and sustainability. As the industry continues exploring alternate fuel technologies, we are delighted to showcase the world's leading hydrogen fuel-cell technology - PROME P390 to India."
On Wednesday, the company launched the Next-Gen Hector at a starting price of ₹14.72 lakh (ex-showroom). The Next-Gen MG Hector is available in five variants -- Style, Smart, Smart Pro, Sharp Pro & Savvy Pro. The SUV comes in five, six, and seven-seater configurations. The new Hector comes with an argyle-inspired diamond mesh grille, a 35.56 cm (14-inch) HD portrait infotainment system, digital Bluetooth key with key-sharing function, traffic jam assist feature, auto turn indicators, and i-SMART technology with over 75 connected car features.
The Next-Gen Hector also has other key safety features such as 6 airbags, a 360-degree HD camera, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Assist Control (HAC), all four-wheel disc brakes, a 3-point seat belt for all seats, electric parking brake (EPB), and front parking sensors.
"The mesmerising interiors of the new SUV are available in a dual-tone argil brown and black theme with a wooden finish. The flagship SUV is available in 5, 6, and 7-seater configurations, and offers intelligently designed seating options, and ample space. The 6-seater SUV seats come with a captain configuration while the 7-seater vehicle is offered with bench seats," the company said in a statement.