MG Motor India on Tuesday said it has tied up with digital services provider Jio India for the Internet of Things (IoT) features in its upcoming mid-size SUV. The automaker, which sells models like Hector and ZS EV, would have integration of IT systems enabled by Jio’s IoT solution in the upcoming model.
Customers of MG’s upcoming mid-size SUV will benefit from Jio’s widespread internet outreach, along with the connectivity, not only in metros but also in small towns and rural areas, MG Motor said in a statement.
“Technology and innovation are leading the connected car space in the automobile industry. The current trend focuses increasingly on software-driven devices and our current partnership with a tech-innovator like Jio in the IoT space is a step towards establishing MG Motor as a tech leader in the automobile industry,” said Rajeev Chaba, president and managing director, MG Motors India.
The partnership with Jio will ensure that the company’s next mid-sized connected SUV further simplifies the driving experience and ensures safety backed by technology, he added.
“Jio has been building an ecosystem of cutting-edge technology products and solutions for Indian users. Our partnership with MG Motor India is another important step in that journey. Jio’s eSIM, IOT and Streaming solutions will enable MG users to access real-time connectivity, infotainment, and telematics,” Jio Director & President Kiran Thomas said.
The new mid-size SUV by MG Motors is expected to hit the roads in the last quarter of the year. The company has focused on auto-tech innovation since the beginning of its operations in India with the launch of the internet-connected car – MG Hector, followed by the pure electric internet SUV – MG ZS.
MG Motor India on Sunday reported a twofold increase in retail sales to 4,225 units for July. The company had sold 2,105 units in July 2020, recording the highest-ever bookings and retail sales of ZS EV in July 2021.