MG stopped hiding its new serial crossoverJuly 2, 2018
The official premiere of the SUV may take place in August this year. It is expected that the novelty will be offered with two engines.
The name of the new five-seat cross – HS – belonging to the Chinese concern SAIC brand MG announced in June this year, at the same time were published sketches of the model. Now the brand has distributed almost full-color images of the “SUV”, including interior pictures. Chinese media argue that the presentation of the novelty will be held in late August this year.
MG HS is a serial embodiment of the concept X-motion, which debuted at the Beijing motor show in April 2018. From the prototype, a commercial vehicle differs in head optics, exterior mirrors and wheels. In addition, the conveyor option – standard door handles, while the concept they are “hidden”. Also, MG HS received a virtual “gadget” and a panoramic roof.
The characteristics of the model are not yet disclosed. However, last month in the database of the Ministry of Industry of China documents appeared concerning the novelty of MG. According to them, the length of the commodity crossover is 4 574 mm, width – 1 876 mm, height – 1 664 mm, wheelbase – 2 720 mm. At the first stage the model will be offered in China with petrol turbo four capacity of 1.5 and 2.0 liters with a power of 169 and 231 hp respectively. No data on transmissions. Later, the model should have a hybrid and electric version, information about which is also kept secret.
Recall earlier it was assumed that the HS is based on the frame SUV Roewe RX8, which is a “relative” of the model Maxus D90 (brands Roewe and Maxus also belong to the concern SAIC). However, Chinese profile media believe that the “donor” for the new SUV was the “steamer” Roewe RX5. RX5, in turn, is based on the same platform with multi-link rear suspension as the MG GS. By the way, RX5 is equipped with the same engines as HS, but only a two-liter engine from the Roewe model produces 220 hp.
RX5 is more compact than the new MG SUV: the length and width of this model are 4,545 and 1,855 mm, respectively, the wheelbase is 2,700 mm. In this case, the cross Roewe is higher (1,719 mm). RX5 with engine 1.5 is available with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed preselective robotic transmission, such machines are offered only with a front-wheel drive. RX5 with the engine 2.0 is laid six-speed robotic transmission, the model with a top engine has a version with a multi-plate clutch connecting the rear axle.
After the launch of sales in China, the crossover MG HS should appear in other markets for the brand. In particular, in the UK, the “SUV” is expected next year.