In the world of family SUVs, the MG HS takes the spotlight with a surprising blend of affordability and rich features. With its recent redesign, the MG HS now takes on a more dynamic and assertive look, drawing us closer to its inherent practicality. What makes the MG HS stand out as a strong choice in the family SUV market? Let’s go through what you need to know!
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The MG HS line-up comes in two trim levels, both offering a generous range of features for drivers and passengers. Here's a quick rundown of each trim level and some of their features:
1. MG HS SE
2. MG HS Trophy (additional to SE features)
As we can see, the SE base trim level is packed with features that make the price tag an impressive feat in affordability. A rear parking camera, keyless entry and sat nav are welcome additions to the MG HS’ growing practicality. Of course, the Trophy model doesn’t shy away from impressing either, where an upgraded sound system, ambient lighting and leather upholstery all add to the premium dynamic of this trim level.
1. Ergonomic Cabin Design: The MG HS impresses with a cleverly designed and highly functional cabin. Soft-touch materials, a modern dashboard, and a thoughtfully designed layout provide a seamless and hassle-free driving experience.
2. Infotainment Excellence: A standout feature of the MG HS is its impressive 10.1-inch infotainment system, an uncommon gem in a budget-friendly SUV. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard too, seamlessly integrating your smartphone apps.
3. Comfort for All: For drivers and passengers alike, the MG HS seating doesn’t compromise on comfort, support, and adaptability. The cabin's roominess is worth mentioning, providing great legroom for taller passengers.
4. Boot Capacity Beyond passenger comfort, the MG HS also shines in cargo space. With a boot capacity of up to 463 litres (448 litres in the PHEV variant), you'll find it a breeze to fit luggage for a family or hobby with room left over.
A striking interior look won’t go down well without a powerhouse to excel. Let’s look at how the MG HS performs so well when you’re behind the wheel.
1. Petrol Engine – Your first engine option on the MG HS is a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, boasting 162 horsepower and up to 37.2mpg. Pair this with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and you can be assured a smooth drive.
2. Plug-In Hybrid Engine – Going a little greener, without sacrificing power, is the plug-in hybrid variant. Combining a 1.5-litre engine with a 90kW electric motor, you will feel 258 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. This synergy not only makes the MG HS PHEV eco-conscious but also provides up to 32 miles of all-electric range, reaching an economy of up to 155.8 mpg.
3. Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive - While all MG HS models come standard with front-wheel drive, the option for all-wheel drive is available. With enhanced traction and stability, you can go beyond the well-travelled routes and into the unknown with confidence.
4. The Ride and Handling - With its soft suspension setup, the MG HS glides over bumps and irregularities on the road, while precise handling gives you the manoeuvrability to avoid them altogether. A top speed of 118 mph and 0-60mph acceleration as low as 6.9s ensures you have the power to excel when needed.
When the MG HS underwent a striking redesign, it sure made us look twice at its new attitude. But what makes it stand out from the crowd? There are a few key things that might explain this:
1. Distinctive Design Elements – New sharp lines and bold contours are the first subtle change, but less subtle is the front fascia, accentuated by the bi-function LED headlights. Other elements include the 18’’ diamond cut wheels and rear privacy glass, both smart features that add a touch of elegance and style to the look.
2. A Palette of Possibilities - The MG HS offers a wide array of colours, with Arctic White being a standout option. This diverse range of colours ensures that you can find the one that best complements your style, allowing you to make a personal statement with your choice of MG HS.
Safety is a top priority for the MG HS and the wider MG fleet – an impressive Euro NCAP five-star rating can testify to that. The MG Pilot Suite comes as standard to give you peace of mind in a range of situations. Here’s why:
1. MG Pilot Suite: All Driving Assistance You Need
2. Euro NCAP Five-Star Rating: After rigorous testing, the MG HS has earned its maximum five-star Euro NCAP rating, underscoring the vehicle's ability to meet the highest safety standards.
MG has invested a great deal of thoughtful design in the HS, and it has sure paid off. A striking redesign, refined cabin, and powerful engine options give us no doubt that the MG HS is crafted for the driver and passengers foremostly. The cornerstones of an ideal family SUV – affordability, practicality, and safety – are exceeded in the MG HS. But a low price tag and a generous set of features are just the beginning of what we love about this SUV… and now it’s your turn to experience what the MG HS has to offer you.
To take the first step in discovering your MG HS, visit our showroom or speak to one of our experts to schedule a test drive. An SUV that doesn’t sacrifice family performance is hard to find these days, but the MG HS is a rare gem that gives so much more than it takes. Find out why by clicking the link below!