The MG HS has entered 2023 unchanged, though a beauty replace is due later this yr.
The corporate has but to disclose any particulars of the upcoming facelifted line-up for Australia. MG has nevertheless already revealed the brand new mannequin within the Chinese language, UK and Thai markets.
MG Australia says it has “drastically lowered” the variety of all-wheel drive variations of the present mannequin that it’s importing into the nation, which suggests the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine mightn’t be sticking round.
For now, nevertheless, it stays on tariffs alongside the bottom turbocharged 1.5-litre and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Costs had been elevated earlier this yr, with MG saying $1000 will increase for the bottom Vibe and top-spec Essence X and Plus EV Essence. All different fashions’ costs had been unchanged.
MG first started manufacturing of the MG HS in 2018, and it arrived in Australia in 2020 initially solely with a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
The vary was later expanded to incorporate all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid choices, amongst different new variants.
MG now provides eight variants, with the vary opening at $32,990 drive-away for the bottom Vibe.
Final yr, MG Australia bought 10,948 HS SUVs because of robust provide. It outsold the GWM Haval H6 (7009), Honda CR-V (8123), Nissan X-Path (7943) and Volkswagen Tiguan (2658).
- 2023 MG HS Vibe: $32,990
- 2023 MG HS Excite: $35,990
- 2023 MG HS Excite X: $38,990
- 2023 MG HS Essence: $39,990
- 2023 MG HS Essence Anfield: $41,690
- 2023 MG HS Essence X: $43,990
- 2023 MG HS Plus EV Excite: $49,690
- 2023 MG HS Plus EV Essence: $53,690
All costs are drive-away
MG Australia provides three drivetrain choices.
The MG HS Vibe, Excite and Essence has a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 119kW of energy and 250Nm of torque. It’s mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission and front-wheel drive.
The Excite X and Essence X fashions obtain a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 168kW of energy and 360Nm of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automated with all-wheel drive.
The flagship MG HS Plus EV makes use of a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mixed with a single electrical motor on the entrance axle and a 16.6kWh lithium-ion battery.
Whole system outputs are 189kW of energy and 370Nm of torque.
Claimed mixed cycle gasoline economic system for the 2023 MG HS is 7.3L/100km in fashions with the 1.5-litre engine, 9.5L/100km with the two.0-litre engine and 1.7L/100km within the HS Plus EV.
The plug-in hybrid provides 63km of pure electrical vary and takes 5 hours to cost on 7kW AC energy.
All fashions require 95RON premium unleaded gasoline and have a 55L gasoline tank.
The 2023 MG HS Vibe, Excite and Essence measure 4574mm lengthy, 1876mm huge, 1664mm tall with a 2720mm wheelbase.
Excite X and Essence X fashions are taller by a further 21mm however in any other case measure the identical as the bottom mannequin.
The MG HS’s baggage area is 463L, growing to a most of 1287L with the second row folded. Plug-in hybrid fashions have 451L and 1275L of area, respectively, and lose the space-saver spare in favour of a tyre restore package.
Kerb weight is 1489kg for the Vibe, whereas the remaining fashions with the 1.5-litre engine weigh 1550kgs. 2.0-litre fashions weigh 1700kg and plug-in hybrid fashions weigh 1775kg.
MG Australia provides prospects a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee. The HS Plus EV additionally features a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre battery guarantee for personal consumers.
Servicing is required each 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first, with ten years of capped-price servicing.
The MG HS was examined by ANCAP in 2019 and acquired a five-star ranking.
That ranking was primarily based on an grownup occupant safety rating of 92 per cent, baby occupant safety of 83 per cent, pedestrian safety of 64 per cent and security help of 77 per cent.
All 2023 MG HS fashions come normal with MG Pilot suite of security options, which incorporates:
- Adaptive cruise management
- Ahead collision warning
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Clever pace restrict help
- Lane-keep help
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Site visitors jam help
All fashions have entrance, front-side and curtain airbags.
Along with the MG Pilot suite of options the bottom HS Vibe comes with the next normal gear:
- Leather-based-wrapped steering wheel
- 10.1-inch infotainment show with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Artificial leather-based upholstery
- Tyre strain monitoring system
- Rear spoiler
- Roof rails
- Halogen headlights
- Entrance and rear fog lights
- Computerized headlights
- Rear parking sensors
- Reversing digicam
- Keyless entry and begin
- Two entrance and two rear USB ports
- Six-speaker sound system
The Excite and Excite X add:
- Paddle shifters
- Metallic pedals
- 18-inch diamond reduce alloy wheels
- LED headlights with handbook peak adjustment
- LED tail lights with dynamic indicators
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Twin-zone local weather management
- Satelite navigation
- Energy tailgate
The Plus EV Excite removes the paddle shifters, energy tailgate, LED headlights and LED tail lights with dynamic indicators, however provides:
- PU & PVC upholstery
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- Electrically operated door mirrors
The Essence, Essence X and Plus EV Essence embody:
- LED ambient lighting
- Welcome lights
- Six-way energy driver’s seat
- 4-way energy passenger seat
- Entrance heated seats
- Two-tone leather-based sports activities seats
- Panoramic sunroof
The Plus EV Essence additionally has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
The MG HS Plus EV is out there within the following colors:
- Pearl White Metallic
- Diamond Purple Metallic
- Sterling Silver Metallic
- Black Pearl Metallic
The remaining fashions are additionally provided in:
- York White
- Brixton Blue Metallic
All colors besides Brixton Blue Metallic can be found on the MG HS Excite X.
All metallic paint colors incur a $700 price.
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