SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd.—as authorized manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand—would like to confirm customers and public on compatibility of B10 diesel with NEW MG EXTENDER pickup truck. MG additionally would like to encourage customers to switch to B10 diesel to comply with policies of Ministry of Energy as this type of diesel fuel can save fuel cost of customers, reduce the release of PM 2.5 particulates from motor vehicles, and the shift also help Thai agriculturalists in general.
Mr. Pongsak Lertruedeewattanavong, Vice President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., says “Ministry of Energy is implementing measures to increase the use of biodiesel in Thailand and Department of Energy Business lately announced that B10 diesel is a new standard diesel fuel formula for diesel vehicles across the nation. MG, as an automotive brand operating and marketing in Thailand, is willing to comply with energy policies issued by the government and we would like to assure customers that NEW MG EXTENDER, our fist pickup truck model released in Thailand last year, is fully compatible with B10 diesel. We also would like to take this opportunity to encourage owners of NEW MG EXTENDER nationwide to consider switching to b10 diesel as it can reduce fuel cost of customers by approximately three baht per liter and reduce emitted emission from their vehicles. On a larger scale, the use of B10 diesel can help generate regular income to oil palm agriculturalists and simultaneously balance local demands and supply of oil palm.
“Passenger cars by MG are feature-rich and we also build them with green innovations. In addition to B10 compatibility with our diesel cars, other passenger cars of MG are compatible with other biofuel types or even a clean energy innovation too. For instance, NEW MG 3, NEW MG ZS, and NEW MG HS are compatible with E85 gasohol while NEW MG ZS EV offers a cleaner, more sophisticated alternative to customers as a pure EV.” Adds Mr. Pongsak.
Overview of NEW MG EXTENDER At first glance, NEW MG EXTENDER differentiates itself from other pickups with MG’s unique and contemporary radiator grille. This large-size pickup truck series offers usage flexibility with a muscular body meticulously built with latest production technology, a gigantic loading cab, as well as a well-thought-out suspension setup called the EURO TUNING SUSPENSION. NEW MG EXTENDER uses disk brakes at all wheels to bolster safety along with a host of safety systems known as Advanced Synchronized Protection System. Under the hood is a 2.0 L diesel common rail engine with a variable-geometry turbocharger. Its peak output is 161 hp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque at 375 Nm. i-SMART intelligent operating system, an exclusive connectivity system for owners of MG, is preloaded as standard.
NEW MG EXTENDER comes in two variants: Giant Cab extended single cab pickups and 4-door Double Cab pickups. Available drivetrains are 2WD and 4WD. Manual and 6-speed automatic transmission set are also optionally available to suit all needs. It comes in five colors namely Artic WHITE, BLACK Knight, SILVER Metallic, Scarlet RED, and Metal Ash GREY. All nine variants and selling prices are as follow:
NEW MG EXTENDER GIANT CAB (extended single cab)
NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 C 6MT…549,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 D 6MT…619,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND D 6MT…659,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND D 6AT…719,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND X 6MT…729,000 baht
NEW MG EXTENDER DOUBLE CAB (4-door)
NEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND D 6MT…759,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND D 6AT…819,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND X 6AT…879,000 bahtNEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND 4WD X 6AT…1,029,000 baht
Established in 1924, MG or Morris Garages is an iconic British brand steeped in tradition dating back more than 90 years. To date, MG is owned by SAIC. MG’s design, function and technical centres are located in Birmingham, England. MG is a British brand which incorporates cutting-edge European engineering technology, and enjoys synergistic support from SAIC in the form of global sourcing, automotive components supply chain, quality control management and other services. MG is best known for its world-renowned two-seater MGB roadster which was introduced in 1962. Today, MG produces passenger cars for world-wide distribution.
About MG Thailand
Founded in 2013, MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd is the Sales, Marketing, and After-sales services arm for the MG brand in Thailand. MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd oversees dealer networks and is both a joint venture and business unit of the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and SAIC. Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) is one of the world’s largest integrated automotive companies; while Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) is one of Thailand largest conglomerates. Both CP and SAIC operate the state-of-the-art SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd manufacturing facility which assembles the iconic MG vehicle, to serve both domestic and ASEAN markets. SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd, the manufacturer of MG vehicles, is located at the Hemaraj Industrial Eastern Seaboard in Chonburi.