Bangkok – 2nd May 2023 – SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd., and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd.—authorized manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand—had the Thailand premiere and official price announcement of NEW MG MAXUS 9, a luxury, 7-seater electric MPV perfected with advanced functions and features. Aside from strengthen the image of MG as the EV leader in Thailand’s vast automotive market, the launch also means MG is the first auto brand exploring a new category of 7-seater EVs. The price of NEW MG MAXUS 9 starts from 2.499 million baht in the X version while the V version will be available from 2.699 million baht. With delivery scheduled to be commenced from May 2023, customers who choose NEW MG MAXUS 9 will be greeted with an exclusive introductory campaign valued over 120,000 baht.
The First Luxury Experience of Thais with an Amazing Intersection of a 7-Seaters MPV and an EV Platform
The Thailand launch of NEW MG MAXUS 9 is symbolized as a solid stamp to mark the 2nd decade of MG in Thailand. It also opens a new frontier in Thai automotive market with a new product category which can offer ‘The Best’ in every possible product aspect. The design is elegant, eye-catching, and unique with features like a Grille Less Design up front, electronically operated loading compartment door coupled with sliding doors on the left and as well as the right. The cabin impresses all occupants with premium details like a dual panoramic sunroof to give a sense of spaciousness, an ambient light system with 64 interchangeable colors for aesthetics in every journey, as well as a dual zone climate control for convenience of every occupant. Additionally, the cabin is well-thought-out in design with the inclusion of amenities like an 8-direction electric seat adjusting system for driver and a 4-direction electric adjusting system for front occupant. Seats on the second row are designated as VIP Captain Seats as they are designed to give a comfy journey just like first class seats on airliners. These seats are equipped with memory function, massage system, seat temperature control, and foldable tables. The central display is a user-friendly, 12.3-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay as well as Android phones. 12 speakers give a surround sound experience along the way while 9 USB ports throughout the cabin ensure every smart device can be recharged for uninterrupted connection. To ensure convenience upon parking or using reverse gear, a feature Streaming Media Rearview Mirror can be activated.
In terms of performance, Thailand’s first and only e-MPV to date like NEW MG MAXUS 9 uses an electric motor which can generate a peak output in equivalent to 245 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. A 90 kWh, Cell-To-Pack, Li-ion battery gives an estimated range per a charge at 540 km according to NDEC criteria. It also supports up to 120 kWh of quick charging so the battery can be recharged from 30 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. For standard charging, it takes about 8.5 hours to recharge the battery from 5 to 100 percent with a charging power of 11 kWh. For safety, the chassis of NEW MG MAXUS 9 is a Full Space Frame platform with airbags, MG’s proprietary ADVANCED SYNCHRONIZED PROTECTION SYSTEM with 25 safety features, as well as ADAS. NEW MG MAXUS has received major automotive safety certifications with a 5-star EURO NCAP and a 5-star AUSTRALIAN NCAP.
NEW MG MAXUS 9 offers a Taste of Luxury EV to Thailand
MG is now ready to excite Thailand’s fast-growing EV market by delivering a new phenomenon of luxury EV. NEW MG MAXUS 9 is available in 2 guises namely:
• The X Version – LUXURY with 2 color options of Black and White. This version is priced 2.499 million baht.
• The V Version - SUPER LUXURY with 3 color options of Black, White (priced 2.699 million baht), and an exclusive color of Grey with a Granite Grey roof (30,000 baht extra).
To celebrate the launch, MG is pleased to present an introductory package with a total value over 120,000 baht. The package includes:
• A complimentary MG HOME CHARGER priced 42,057 baht.
• An exemption of MG HOME CHARGER installation fee priced 18,692 baht.
• A complimentary premium insurance package and compulsory motor insurance for 1 year
• A battery warranty of 8 years or 200,000 km, whichever comes first.
• An extended vehicle warranty of 5 years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first.
• Unlimited time and mileage roadside assistance coupled with a 5-year, free, and unlimited limousine service in case of emergency.
Mr. Pongsak Lertruedeewattanavong, Vice President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said: “We got overwhelmingly positive feedback during the recent ASEAN launch of NEW MG MAXUS 9 at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show. With the Thailand launch of NEW MG MAXUS 9, MG is more than pleased to introduce a new segment of products so consumers can choose products that are truly matched with their lifestyles. MG also would like to take this opportunity to confirm that the first lot of NEW MG MAXUS 9 has arrived and they will be handed over to customers on 9th May. We expect to deliver at least 500 units of NEW MG MAXUS 9 to Thai consumers by the end of June 2023. In the meantime, we continue to strengthen the EV ecosystem with more than 130 MG SUPER CHARGE STATION as well as dealership network expansion program to ensure owners of our EVs will be well taken care of wherever they are in Thailand.”
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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.