Bangkok – 8 August 2022 - SAIC Motor-CP and MG Sales (Thailand), the manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand, launches the NEW MG VS HEV, the company’s first hybrid sport SUV which will become a change-maker in the B-SUV market. Under the “ABSOLUTE” concept, the NEW MG VS HEV is true to its identity, breaking all the barriers of hybrid driving with highly advanced design language from the exterior to the passenger cabin. Packed with full-option features and facilities as well as European-standard safety systems, the model is now available for booking and test drive at 158 MG showrooms countrywide.
Created under the “ABSOLUTE” concept, the NEW MG VS HEV is an embodiment of “perfection”, starting from the exterior design featuring Electrified Matrix Grille Design which gives a sporty and modern look, automatic LED Projector headlamps with DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHT, LED rear lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels with AERO WHEEL COVER to reduce wind resistance. For the first time in the B-SUV segment, the NEW MG VS HEV comes with Dual Widescreen Cockpit with two 12.3-inch dual screens, ILLUMINATED TOUCH PANEL, and DOUBLE LAYER center console. The Modern & Stylish passenger cabin is also luxuriously decorated with PIANO BLACK materials, genuine leather steering wheel, LASER PATTERN gear lever as well as a storage compartment with TYPE C and TYPE A USB connectivity ports.
In terms of technology, the NEW MG VS HEV features a new electric transmission system with an Electric Shift gear lever which allows three driving mode: Eco, Comfort, and Sport. The hybrid system is equipped with 3-level KERS MODE, an automotive system for recovering a moving vehicle's kinetic energy under braking. The model also comes with 12.3-inch HD smart Full Virtual Dashboard and Navigation mode which displays navigated routes alongside the 12.3-inch Touch Screen connected to the i-SMART operating system and Apple CarPlay. The ability to play multimedia contents from an Android smartphone is also available via JOOX music application.
In terms of comfort, this hybrid sport SUV pays attention to each and every driver and passenger seats. With spacious cabin room, the NEW MG VS HEV comes with a panoramic sunroof, an electric adjustable driver seat, and a wireless charger while back-seat passengers have their own air conditioning vents and USB connectivity ports. Also available are 60:40 foldable back seats to increase storage space.
In terms of performance and safety, the NEW MG VS HEV upgrades its driving capabilities with VTi-TECH 4-cylinder, 16-valve benzine engine, an electric motor that gives a maximum power of 177 horsepower as well as an E-CVT automatic transmission system. To ensure ultimate safety for all passengers, the model is also packed with 12 SYNCHRONIZED PROTECTION SYSTEMS including Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Brake Assist (EBA), Stability Control System (SCS), Curve Brake Control (CBC), Traction Control System (TCS), Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) and Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH), plus surround-view HD cameras, ISOFIX car seat fitting system, Immobilizer car key, back sensors as well as front and side airbags with curtain airbags.
The NEW MG VS HEV is available in two models: the D and X. The interior of the D model is available in black while there are three body colors to choose from: Arctic White, Black Knight, and Scarlet Red. The X model is available both in monotone and two-tone styles. The monotone design features all-black interior and three body colors: Arctic White, Black Knight, and Scarlet Red. The two-tone look comes with black-and-white interior decoration and three body colors: Mineral Green, Metal Ash Grey, and Arctic White.
Mr. Zhang Haibo, President of SAIC Motor – CP Company Limited and MG Sales (Thailand) Company Limited, said “The implementation of the plan to develop and introduce various products that cover different lifestyles of all Thais including both the internal combustion engine and alternative energy vehicles brings about the enhancement of Thailand’s automotive industry both in terms of product development and the advancement of technology and innovation. Today, MG is ready to provide an access for all Thais to the company’s hybrid technology with the arrival of the NEW MG VS HEV, an uppercut that serves as a “change-maker” in the B-SUV segment in which the company has foreseen growth and opportunities. MG has added various types of engines in our line-up — including diesel, benzine, hybrid, plug-in hybrid ,and 100% EV — in order to offer more alternatives for customers. The NEW MG VS HEV is also outstanding for its being Sporty & Stylish SUV featuring superior design, technology, and hybrid performance — a true definition of premium automobile that responds perfectly to the lifestyle of people in the digital era."
The NEW MG VS HEV is now available for booking and test drive at 158 MG showrooms nationwide. The car is expected to be delivered to customers by the end of August.
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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 WHA Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 2 - WHA ESIE 2 in Chonburi.