MG Motor Unveils All New MG HS SUV in Australia

MG HS 1 exterior MG Motor unveiled in late November, its all-new MG HS in Australia. Retailing from $30,990 driveaway, the MG HS enters the market in two variants – the Vibe and Excite – both are designed to be purposeful, sporty and perfectly at home on Australian roads. 

The MG HS features a premium and Euro-centric design aesthetic and elevated craftsmanship, beautiful materials and high levels of standard equipment across the whole range, including the MG Pilot driver assistance suite. When combined with its advanced safety, technology and entertainment features, the MG HS creates a new definition of attainable style for buyers seeking a high-quality alternative to conventional choices in the mid-to-large SUV category.

Highlighting real confidence in its build quality and reliability, MG has backed the MG HS with its compelling 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 7-year roadside assistance package, with servicing available nationally via MG’s dealer network.

Speaking at the launch in Sydney, Peter Ciao, CEO, MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, said: “With the all new MG HS, we have put the very best of MG into an SUV. Stylish, sporty and savvy, the MG HS will have broad appeal to customers who are seeking premium features and design at an attainable price point.

“Packed with high quality materials, leather-style seats and with soft touch finishes throughout, there is a richness to the MG HS that we strongly believe resets the definition of premium value in the core SUV segment. Notably, with the MG Pilot suite of high-tech driver aids coming as standard, the MG HS provides a quality driving experience with measured performance and driver assistance.

“We’re very excited about the potential that the MG HS provides to our local business and our dealers are confident of the appeal of this new model. As we continue to build trust in the market, we look forward to seeing the MG HS on local roads soon.”

MG HS 1 exterior

MG – Hello style

The MG HS reveals a bold, sporty flair in a true SUV offering, embodying a superior feel with elevated material and design cues. The signature front Star Grille is emphasised by a chrome surround, delivering eye-catching style and perfectly framing the famed MG octagon badge.

Further enhancing the model’s design, the inclusion of LED Daytime Running Lights and Auto Headlamps feature as standard, with LED Headlights and striking Dynamic Indicators available on the Excite model.

Front passengers can enjoy -superior shoulder, hip and head room with rear seating also spacious and comfortable for everyone. Driver and passenger comfort are top of mind for MG, with the HS featuring premium soft-touch materials throughout the cabin, leather-style upholstery and seats, as well as MG’s signature Flat-Bottom, Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel, Ambient LED Lighting and Dualzone Automatic Climate Control also available. Making the HS more convenient than ever, the MG HS also features a Front Centre Armrest with a Cooled Storage Function, ensuring drinks can stay cool over the warmer months.

MG HS 6 dash

MG – An engaging drive 

Whether it’s a road trip up the coast or a quick trip to the shops, the MG HS will deliver an engaging drive. Equipped with a 1.5L turbo engine using electronic multi-point direct injection and featuring 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission, the MG HS draws on its maximum power of up to 124kW and 250Nm of torque. In Super Sports Mode drivers will notice an increased throttle response, with Paddle Shift transmission available on the Excite.

A natural flowing curve links the front to back windows, enabling a 360-degree view for the driver, enhancing visibility in all driving conditions.

MG HS 4 features

MG – Technology and connectivity at its heart

Committed to ensuring customers have the latest in technology across the range, the MG HS models come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow drivers to seamlessly integrate Navigation via the Maps application, make calls and listen to music, all while ensuring they stay focused on the road.

The MG HS features a large 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system situated front-and-centre of the dashboard, one of the largest in the segment, displaying Colour Radio, Bluetooth hands-free, and a Digital Dashboard, with GPS Navigation also available on the Excite to ensure the best possible driver experience.

A Push Button Ignition, Keyless Entry System and multiple USB charging points in the front and rear further highlight MG’s dedication to bringing the latest convenience and technology to customers. This keyless entry extends to the MG HS’ boot with a Remote Unlock function and Push Button Boot closure on the Excite.

MG HS 3 interior transmission

MG –  A relaxing and safe drive with MG Pilot

The MG HS is the first MG model to arrive in Australia equipped with its high-tech driving aid assistance suite known as MG Pilot, which comes as standard across all HS variants, helping to make the driving experience relaxing and safe.

 MG Pilot makes driving a joy with Active Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Intelligent Headlight Control, Traffic Jam Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Door Opening Warning.

Other important safety functions available in the MG HS within its Electronic Stability Control (ESP) system include Traction Control, Anti-Locking Brakes, Active Yaw Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Hydraulic Brake Booster, Brake Disc Wiping, Hill Hold Control and Vehicle Dynamics Control.

The driving experience is further enhanced with a Reverse Camera, featuring Dynamic Guidelines and audible Parking Distance Sensors to aid driver operation and practicality.

MG HS 5 rear

MG – Specifications

MG HS Vibe – introduces the range and is available from $30,990 driveaway. Standard features include:

  • 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission, with an efficient 124kW / 250Nm 1.5L turbo engine using electronic multi-point direct injection, the model reaches a top speed of 190 km/hr
  • Technology highlights include 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment system, one of the largest in the segment, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Colour Radio, Bluetooth hands-free, 4 USB points throughout and Partially Virtual Instruments
  • The MG HS comes with a range of safety features, including Blind Spot Information System, Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Traffic Jam Assist, Intelligent High-Beam Control, Inflatable Carpet Airbag, and Intelligent Speed Assistance Systems
  • Other important safety functions include Traction Control, Anti-Locking Brakes, Active Yaw Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Hydraulic Brake Booster, Brake Disc Wiping, Hill Hold Control and Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Reverse Camera, featuring Dynamic Guidelines and audible Parking Distance Sensors
  • The MG HS features a One Button Ignition, Keyless Entry System and Remote Unlock Illuminated Boot, while also having LED Daytime Running Lights and Auto Headlamps
  • Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel, Ambient LED Lighting and Front Centre Armrest with a Cooled Storage Function

MG HS Excite – gains all the product highlights from the Excite and is available from $33,990 driveaway. Its additional features include:

  • GPS Navigation
  • Welcome lights, trophy badges, LED Headlights and striking Dynamic Indicators, as well as rain-sensor wipers
  • Dedicated Sports Mode and Paddle Shift transmission
  • Dualzone Automatic Climate Control with dust filter
  • 18” alloy wheels
  • Electric Tailgate
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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.