MG Motor has announced the launch of its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in the Middle East, the 2024 MG HS PHEV. Presenting a low carbon emission alternative for customers in the region, the dynamic SUV is the perfect union of efficiency and performance.
Powered by MG’s 1.5-litre high efficiency turbo engine, the MG HS PHEV can cover over 64* km on its 16.6 KW electric motor alone, with the combined output of 258 horsepower helping it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 6.9 seconds. Developing maximum torque of 480Nm and capable of hitting a top speed of 190 km/h, with paddle shift gear change.
The MG HS PHEV boasts exceptional fuel efficiency, consuming only 1.8 litres per 100 kilometres*. This remarkable fuel consumption ensures that drivers can go farther on less fuel, reducing their overall carbon footprint. With a rating of 4.3 grams per kilometre according to the WLTP standard, this plug-in hybrid vehicle significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional internal combustion engine cars.
When it comes to charging, the 2024 MG HS PHEV offers convenient options for its electric motor. The charging time for a full charge is approximately 4.5 hours, allowing users to easily replenish the battery overnight or during the day. For those in need of a quick top-up, a fast charge can provide 80% battery capacity in just 35 minutes, making it suitable for on-the-go charging needs.
Building on the success of the sporty SUV, the arrival of the new MG HS PHEV, and MG HS is yet another major step forward in MG Motor’s offerings, as the brand continues to expand options for car buyers across the region with its highly advanced and well-equipped range of sedans and SUVs. It joins the recently launched MG ONE, and all-new MG RX5 models in the British-born automotive brand’s rapidly expanding Middle East line-up.
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Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor Middle East, commented: “The launch of our first plug-in hybrid is the next step in the MG Middle East journey as we bring our expertise with new energy vehicles to our customers while still providing the option of a conventional combustion engine. As one of the manufactures of one of the best-selling NEV in the world, MG is bringing a wealth of experience to the region. With the MG HS PHEV, its sporty feel has not been compromised, where performance and comfort are balanced for our customers to get more from every journey.”
The sporty look of the MG HS is based on sleek lines that flow from the bonnet and down the side before rising at the rear to sweep over the rear lights, which consist of 21 individual LEDs that light up sequentially. Framed by a stellar field grille, the MG HS features twin tailpipes and aluminium bumper to complete its bold, confident look. With a choice of five paint colours available.
The cabin of the MG HS exemplifies the sporty nature of the car, with racing-style bucket seats that are fitted in top-of-the-range LUX trim. Designed for optimum comfort, these stylish seats are made from high-quality leather sourced from German company Bader, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium leather for the automotive industry. A three-spoke leather steering wheel features sports stitching and multi-function buttons. Customers can opt from three attractive interior colour schemes.
Bristling with intelligent features, the MG HS is full of user-friendly touches to ensure its driver is always comfortable, connected, and in complete control. In the front, there are not one but two high-quality display screens. A 12.3” Virtual Instrument display, is located behind the steering wheel and provides a breakthrough in the way that key information is communicated to the driver. A 10.1” high resolution touch screen with high-performance is compatible with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Adaptive Cruise control, Speed assist System, Autonomous Emergency brakes, Lane departure warning system, Lane Keep Assist, Blind spot detection system, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and a rear-view camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on full option models, to give the driver full control and peace of mind on their journey.
The standard Electronic Stability Program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, CBC, TCS, VDC, HAZ, HHC, BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
Both MG HS and MG PHEV come in COM or LUX options, prices will be announced shortly according to each market. All-new MG HS and HS PHEV models will benefit from the brand’s acclaimed six-year/200,000 km warranty, with the HS PHEV coming with eight-year/200,000 km warranty on its battery for ultimate peace of mind.