MG Motors has announced that the MG X-motion Concept will be launched as the “MG HS” in China, where sales will commence in the second half of this year. The MG HS will have its world debut at the 2018 Chengdu Auto Show that opens on 31 August, 2018.
Along with the announcement, MG Motors released two images of the MG HS, revealing its profile and headlamp design. The MG HS is MG’s first SUV featuring headlights with bi-colour LED technology. The sleek “hunter eye” headlights are connected to the silver frame of the “stellar field grille”, which the company is yet to reveal in production guise. The front bumper’s powerful contours seem to have remained. Conventional front fog lamps have been incorporated in the production version.
On the sides, the MG HS features conventional five-double-spoke alloy wheels in a two-tone finish in place of the dramatic “Hurricane” alloy wheels. Such obvious changes are seen in case of the door handles and mirrors as well. The beltline has been lowered to make the greenhouse bigger.
The MG HS measures 4,574 mm in length, 1,876 mm in width and 1,664 mm in height. It has a 2,720 mm wheelbase. Its engine options will include 169 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol and 220 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol. 6-speed manual, 6-speed dual-clutch automatic and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic are the expected transmission choices. An AWD system will be available.
MG Motors will enter India in H1 2019. Its first model here will be based on the Baojun 530 C-SUV that was launched in China on 11 March, 2018. Baojun, a SAIC-GM-Wuling brand, was instituted in 2011 to penetrate the lower tier cities of China with no-frills products. The Baojun 530 is the joint venture company’s third SUV.
[Source 1: MG Motors]
[Source 2: Yourche]
[Source 3: autohome.com.cn]