MG’s latest high-rider takes the brand’s SUV offering up to three; it’s expected to reach the UK next year

MG has revealed the HS, its latest SUV, in China. The car is a production version of the X-Motion concept, which was revealed at the Beijing motor show in April. 

The HS will go on sale in China in September but isn’t confirmed for a UK launch, so it remains a China-only car for now. 

In China, it will be sold alongside the GS, a similar-sized SUV introduced in the UK in 2016, although it’s not yet known if it’ll replace or sit alongside the GS here. However, MG says the GS is due for replacement in early 2019, correlating with the time the HS would take to reach the UK after its Chinese debut, should it be the replacement for the GS. 

Styling is taken directly from the X-Motion concept, albeit slightly toned down, while the interior follows the more colourful, high-end example set by the new 6, revealed earlier this year. It features a premium Bose sound system. 

The HS also gets a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3in digital dashboard in place of traditional dials and a 10.1in central infotainment touchscreen. 

It also features the MG Pilot driver assistance system, thought to be MG’s take on semi-autonomous systems sweeping the market, incorporating lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control. 

Blindspot monitors are also available. Top-end cars get a red leather interior with sports seats and a 64-colour ambient lighting system.

The engine range is topped by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol unit with 225bhp and 266lb ft of torque, driving all four wheels. Dimensions of the car have not yet been revealed, but it has a wheelbase of 2720mm - 74mm longer than that of the Nissan Qashqai

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8 August 2018

It's quite amazing how far MG's styling has come on in leaps and bounds, I always thought that the GS looked slightly clumsy but this is a terriffic improvement. Is the new MG6 coming here as well?

9 August 2018

why you asking? why do people ask these questions when thy are not going to buy one?

9 August 2018

[quote=ianp55]

It's quite amazing how far MG's styling has come on in leaps and bounds, I always thought that the GS looked slightly clumsy but this is a terriffic improvement. Is the new MG6 coming here as well?

why you asking? why do people ask these questions when thy are not going to buy one?

8 August 2018

MG styling come on in leaps and bounds? Well that is possible when it appears front wise to be a copy of a Mazda. I have not seen anything out of China that has western appeal that is not based rather too much on another companies model.

8 August 2018

I remember this comment from many otheres about Korean cars.

Look where they are now.

I somehow get the feeling that these chinese made designed and made Chinese cars are also going to be more reliable than anything LR produve- Gulp

8 August 2018
john386 wrote:

MG styling come on in leaps and bounds? Well that is possible when it appears front wise to be a copy of a Mazda. I have not seen anything out of China that has western appeal that is not based rather too much on another companies model.

This is not a copy of a Mazda so much as a design in the style of Mazda - it looks like a Mazda inside and out, but its not a copy of a specific model, which is sad as MG used to have its own idividual look (MG3, MG6 etc).

 

If you havent seen "anything out of China that has western appeal that is not based rather too much on another companies model" then you obviously cant have many cars from China lastely.

XXXX just went POP.

9 August 2018

most car companies are out of ideas now, they just copy from each other now, just look at the X Trail, a few big companies now have SUV which look exactly like the X Trail

 

9 August 2018

Can't get over the fact that the Ford Kuga rear 3/4s look just like my X-Trail :(

 

8 August 2018

What?

I mean... they still must have some British staff, right? Anyone at all that speaks actual English? 

 

As for it looking " terrific ", it just looks like a rounder, slightly melty Qashqai to me. Seats look good though.

 

 

9 August 2018

its tough shit, the MG belongs to the Chinese now, they do what they want and whats having speaking english anything to do with it? if the British have no money and poor bastards now, then they have to sell to big compnaies to rich countries that have plenty of money to burn, its sold, stop fucking moaning, soon it looks like they have to sell teh UK as well to other countries such as China too

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