Driving assessment

MG HS heats up the competition in the compact SUV segment


June 25 (THEWILL) — The arrival of MG HS in the Nigerian auto market, from all indications, appears to have boosted competition among vehicles in the compact SUV segment.

The SUV is marketed by Stallion MG Automobiles Ltd., official representatives of British brand Morris Garages in Nigeria.

Explaining the key features of the vehicle, Anurag Shah, Managing Director of Stallion MG Automobiles Ltd., said the growing acceptance of MG HS is not unrelated to its incredible quality features, which many of its rivals lack. .

Shah said that “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.

With a record of 5 stars, the highest in the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) and given its distinctive features, MG HS is currently on sale in Nigeria.

Automotive experts, however, are of the opinion that the MG HS is capable of giving its rivals a hard time, especially in its segment.

Other attributes of the HS are: 6 airbags, Hill Start Assist Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Warning and more.

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

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

According to the marketing manager, MG HS has 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 audio 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. One of them is the paddle shifters, which allow you to change gears while holding the steering wheel without having to move your hand towards the shifter.This feature not only adds to your driving comfort, it makes shifting safer and faster.

A compact crossover SUV manufactured by SAIC Motor, under the British MG marquee, the designers of the MG HS SUV adopted the concept of X-Motion, putting the vehicle in a better position.

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.

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.

“If you are looking for a mid-size SUV that offers great levels of safety and incredible value for money, MG HS is your sure answer,” advised Shah.

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