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The MG RX5 unveiled at the show

MG Motor launches new SUV in Middle East

DUBAI, December 21, 2017

MG Motor has revealed its new MG RX5 compact SUV in the Middle East at the ongoing Saudi International Motor Show.

The MGRX5 will go on sale across the region from January, marking the latest exciting stage in the rejuvenation of the famous British brand, said a statement.

MG’s new ‘hero SUV’ is set to appeal to explorers across the Middle East. There will be a choice of two well-equipped trims, based on the two available powertrains, with prices starting at around $14,200 for the 1.5T model (according to country).

Tom Lee, managing director of SAIC Motor Middle East, the parent company of MG Motor, said: “The MG RX5 is the latest model to join MG’s exciting range of cutting-edge vehicles, and embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking. As MG strengthens its on-the-ground presence across the Middle East, we believe that this new compact SUV possesses all the attributes to push the brand to the front of mind of the region’s car buyers.”

The MG RX5 boasts an attractive, futuristic design that is instantly recognisable, notably at the front where the stylish square LED headlamps, imposing wing-shaped grille and innovative foglamps endow it with real on-the-road presence.

Sporty five-spoke, two-tone 18” rims combine with a sharp waistline that rises from front to rear, enhancing the dynamic look. At the rear, a chrome plate stretches out to the dual tail lights, visually extending the vehicle width – reminiscent of the style of certain premium German models.

MG’s new compact SUV shows practicality and convenience. The flexible rear space incorporates adjustable, fold-flat seats with split/fold function, while there are multiple storage spaces throughout the cabin for bottles, mobiles and cups in addition to a large boot area. Useful technology includes remote, one-touch opening of the rear hatch, keyless entry, a start button and an AutoHold function.

Power is derived from a choice of two turbocharged engines. Both 2.0T and 1.5T units, which are mated to six and seven-speed transmissions respectively, deliver impressive performance and efficiency. Delivering maximum power of 221 hp and torque of 350 Nm, the 2.0T engine can accelerate the MG RX5 from 0-100kmh in 8.2 seconds, while the efficient 1.5T powerplant returns top figures of 169 hp and 250 Nm.  A smart 4-wheel drive system with new generation electromagnetic torque management guarantees impressive off-road performance, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

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