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MGRX5 compact SUV

New MGRX5 compact SUV launched in Mideast

DUBAI, February 5, 2018

MG, a renowned British automotive brand, has launched its new MGRX5 compact SUV in the Middle East.

Customers can choose MG Motor’s new ‘hero SUV’ from a collection of four well-equipped models, and two available powertrains, with prices starting at around $14,200(depending on market).

Equipped with a 1.5T petrol engine and 7-speed automatic gearbox the MG RX5 is available as entry level STD or mid-range COM models. The more powerful 2.0T powerplant is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is offered for either COM or top-of-the-range LUX trim levels, with the latter featuring All-Wheel Drive.

Tom Lee, managing director of SAIC Motor Middle East, the parent company of MG Motor, said: “Embodying the positive, new direction that MG is taking, the new MGRX5 is the latest model to join our exciting range of stylish, hi-tech vehicles. As MG builds momentum across the Middle East, boosted by the appointment of new dealers in markets such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, we are confident that this new compact SUV will prove extremely popular among the region’s car buyers.”

The MG RX5 showcases an attractive, futuristic design that is instantly recognisable, notably at the front where the stylish square LED headlamps, imposing wing-shaped grille and innovative fog lamps endow it with real on-the-road presence. Sporty five-spoke, two-tone 18-inch rims on COM and LUX models combine with a sharp waistline that rises from front to rear to enhance the dynamic look. At the rear, a chrome plate stretches out to the dual tail lights, visually extending the vehicle width.

Inside the cabin careful attention has been paid to delivering an extremely high quality finish, with the use of high grade material, chrome edging and soft-touch material covering 80 per cent of the surfaces. A supersize, opening panoramic sunroof floods the interior with light, accentuating the best-in-class space that it offers. Helped by the 2700mm wheelbase, and total length of 4545mm, rear leg space (982mm) and head space (987mm) are significantly better than in rival cars.

MG’s new compact SUV delivers 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 offered as standard on most models includes remote, one-touch opening of the rear hatch, keyless entry, a start button and an AutoHold function.

A clever remote smart application will allow the driver to operate vehicle functions such as remote start and stop air conditioning, vehicle tracking and aftersales appointments. It even reminds owners of the services needed for the car. And for a hi-tech generation, there is a10.4-inch high-definition infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Navigation on the COM and LUX versions and an8-inch colour navigation system for STD models.

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, provide 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 All-Wheel Drive system with new generation electromagnetic torque management guarantees impressive off-road performance for LUX models.

The entry level 1.5T STD exemplifies the comprehensive equipment levels of the MG line-up. Owners benefit from Automatic Air Conditioning, front and rear electric windows, cruise control, multi-adjustable front seats, and a remote trunk opening function as standard. When it comes to safety, ABS, EBD, Auto Hold, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Hill Descent Control are just some of the standard features to equip the high value 1.5T STD model.

The MG RX5 COM specification comes with either a 1.5T or 2.0T engine. All COM models add front fog lamps, a rear parking camera and audible warning system, leather steering wheel and luggage curtain, to the list of features offered on the STD model. In addition, an 8-inch colour touch screen and Apple CarPlay are also standard. – TradeArabia News Service




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