Driving assessment

Luxury MG HS is gaining momentum in the Nigerian market

MG HS debuted in Nigeria courtesy of Stallion MG Automobiles.

The luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) is already attracting curiosity and positive attention across Nigeria.

A compact crossover SUV manufactured by SAIC Motor under the British MG marquee, the MG HS SUV is not only big, charming and a head-turner; its designer embraced the X-Motion concept, which explains why the SUV exudes a real desire to do more.

The MG HS features a flowing roofline, smart lighting, power-folding, heated exterior mirrors, LED daytime running lights and chrome accents for added appeal.

You can also choose from a number of premium finishes including Pearl White, Surfing Blue, Phantom Red and more.

Modern, elegant and comfortable, the cabin of the MG HS is upholstered in 85% leather, with black, red and beige finishes among those available. For the driver and passengers, the SUV offers racing-style sport bucket seats, which include a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, with exceptional lumbar support, allowing you to sit comfortably with a minimum hassle. It also comes with a stunning panoramic sunroof along with a dual-zone climate control system and rear vent, which provide the perfect driving environment.

Powered by a high-efficiency 2.0-litre turbo engine, which delivers 360 Nm of torque with a top speed of 210 km/h, the MG HS features push-button start, as well as modes Super Sport and Eco driving ranges.

Managing Director of Stallion MG Automobiles Ltd., official representative of British brand Morris Garages in Nigeria, Anurag Shah said the growing acceptance of MG HS is not unrelated to its incredible quality features, which many its rivals have not.

Shah said: “Car enthusiasts are discovering that MG HS is not only good value for money, compared to its competitors in terms of safety, styling, interior design and equipment, the car is more in number, sophistication and quality.”

Obviously, MG HS has achieved a 5-star rating, the highest in the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP).

Featuring rugged high-tensile steel construction, the HS is equipped with 6 airbags, hill start assist control, blind spot detection, lane change warning, and more.

“Although the engineers behind the MG HS did not attempt to reinvent the wheel,” explained the GM of Stallion MG Automobiles, “they managed to stick to the four-letter word – PLUS, while adding modern and futuristic features that allow HS to effectively undermine its rivals.

Additionally, MG HS comes with the Lane Assist System and Blind Spot Warning, which issues a warning if there is another vehicle while changing lanes or in the blind spot.

MG HS features the largest virtual dashboard in its class, with the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit, providing access to all key driving information.

At the heart of its console, a 10.1-inch color touchscreen connects to your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, providing access to all the infotainment you need.

With GPS, navigation, a premium sound system and the MG Trophy Dream air quality management system also available, you are assured of a comfortable ride every time.

“Our HS has all the driving comfort features that appeal to Nigerian car enthusiasts,” Shah said, adding, “One of them is the paddle shifters, which allow you to shift gears while holding the steering wheel without having to move your hand to the gear lever.This feature not only adds to your driving comfort, it makes shifting safer and quicker.