The Chinese invaded the engine market with a British brand.. All you need to know about the MG car
Years ago, MG was not a popular car in the Middle East, but it suddenly turned into one of the most rising brands in the region’s engine markets.
This development is due to a Chinese company’s acquisition of the British company’s ownership, and the launch of a range of modern cars at competitive prices.
MG sports car manufacturer MG was founded in the United Kingdom in 1924, before it was bought by the Chinese company Nanjing in 2006, which later merged with SAIC Motors in 2007.
MG’s ownership went through several transfers before it ended up in China; It was founded by Maurice Graggs in 1924, then turned into MG Motors Ltd. between 1930-1952, and then became under the umbrella of the British Motor Company from 1952-1967, and then the British Automobile Company Holdings between 1967-1968.
The transfer of ownership of “MG” continued between companies, and it reached the British “Leland” company in 1968, and lasted until 1990, after which it was acquired by the “Austin Rover” company for two years (1990-1992), then a group “Rover” (1992-2000), before switching to MG Rover between 2000 and 2006, and then moving to the Chinese “Nanjing” group in 2006 until now.
MG cars after the Chinese acquisition
After the Chinese company SAIC Motors acquired MG ownership in 2007, MG cars turned from a two-seater sports car to a group of 5-seater personal or family cars, and in some models it reached 7 seats.
MG has launched completely new models such as MGZS, MGRX, MG360, and others, which have become a strong competitor to their peers. MG cars with safety factors available as standard in the lowest classes, with 6 side and front airbags.
MG cars have spread significantly in the Middle East in the recent period, due to their low prices, long warranty period, and relatively low maintenance costs.
MG sales in the Middle East witnessed a significant increase during the year 2020, as its sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries increased by about 72% from the previous year, with 27,595 cars of various categories, and it became among the top ten best sellers in the region, despite the impact of the market Global cars due to the Corona pandemic.
MG also dominated the Egyptian market in 2021, and became the best-selling car with 21,400 during the first ten months of the year, according to a report issued by the Automotive Market Information Council (AMIC).
Chinese MG car models
MG GT sports car
The all-new MG GT is inspired by the 1962 MGB GT and features a sports car-style exterior.
The MG GT comes with two different engines; The first is equipped with a 1500-liter turbo, generating 173 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, with an 8-speed transmission, while the second engine comes with a capacity of 1500 cc without turbo.
The infotainment system provides a 10-inch high-definition touch screen with fingertip access to audio and communications systems using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. through the engine start button.
The all-new MG car ensures the protection of the driver and passengers thanks to the high-density steel cage structure and the use of laser welding technology. The side airbags for the chest area provide great protection from impacts, while the rear sensors and the rear view camera provide greater protection when reversing and maneuvering. The electric braking system and tire pressure monitoring system also increase peace of mind, with highly advanced features including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, side curtain airbags and a 360-degree camera.
The prices of the MG GT start at about 59 thousand Saudi riyals (equivalent to 15,000 dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG ZST comes with a 1300 cc turbo engine, generating 160 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new MG ZST is characterized as a multi-use sports car, with a more aesthetic appearance and a new cabin with the highest levels of luxury.
The cabin is distinguished by its ample space for seating 5 people, as well as the large storage capacity in the back, in addition to the electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
The MG ZST comes with a 360-degree surround camera, connected to a 10.1-inch touch screen, and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition to 4 USB ports throughout the cabin. It also includes cruise control, air conditioning and keyless entry.
The prices of the “MG ZST” start at about 60,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to 16 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG HS comes with a turbocharged engine with a capacity of two thousand cc, and a power of 231 horsepower, and a torque of 360 Nm, and this car comes with a rear-wheel drive system.
The MGHS also features 6-way electric driver’s seats, while the front passenger’s 4-way seat with lumbar support. It also has a panoramic sunroof, dual air conditioning, and a rear air conditioning vent.
MGHS owns a 12.3-inch virtual instrument panel, which is described as the largest among its peers. The 10.1-inch in-car entertainment screen supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems, in addition to the global GPS navigation system.
Among the features of the MGHC are various driving modes in “Super Sport” and “Ego” (Eco), and a gearshift mechanism behind the steering wheel. Features include cruise control, hill-start assist, blind-spot monitoring, a rear-view camera, and lane change warning.
MGHS prices start at about 86,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to $22,000), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG RX8 comes with a turbocharged engine with a capacity of two thousand cc, which generates 220 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque, with a 6-speed transmission equipped with 20-inch wheels.
The MGRX8 has a 4X2 (4×2) rear-wheel drive system, and it is also possible to switch between automatic driving mode, snow driving mode, off-road driving mode, and sports driving mode. 8″ 7 seater family car.
It has many features such as starting the engine with the push of a button, a 10-inch screen, equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a full suite of airbags, roll-over protection systems, tire pressure monitoring, many safety systems, cruise control, and a departure warning system. Track, front and rear sensors, rear view camera.
Its prices start at about 99 thousand Saudi riyals (equivalent to 26 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG RX5 comes with two engines, the first engine comes with a turbo 1500 cc front-wheel drive, with a torque of 250 Nm, while the second engine comes with a capacity of 2,000 cc also equipped with a turbo with two options for dual or all-wheel drive and a torque of 350 Nm.
The MGRX5 provides a seating area for 5 people, a panoramic sunroof, and an air conditioning system that includes the entire cabin. It also comes with an 8-inch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems. Among the features of the MG RX5 are the engine start button, cruise control, and remote trunk opening.
The MGRX5 also features hill descent control, rollover prevention and a rearview camera.
Its prices start at about 70,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to 19,000 dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG M6 comes with a 1500 cc turbo engine with 169 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, with a 7-speed dual transmission. The MG 6 comes in 3 classes, all of which have the same engine. Fitted with 18 inch tyres.
The MGM6 gauges come with a 7-inch screen, in addition to an 8-inch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems, dual air conditioning, and the engine start button.
Many safety systems available in the MGM6 car, these systems include the anti-lock brake system, brake assist system, rear view camera, tire pressure monitoring system, in addition to the presence of airbags.
Its prices start at about 67,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to 18 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
The MG M5
All MG M5 models come with the same 1.5-liter engine, 150 Nm of torque, and 16-inch wheels.
The interior contains a 10-inch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto operating systems, to play music, control voice and make communications easily, and the screen displays the entire car in a 360-degree angle.
The MGM5 includes hill-start assist, electronic brake-force distribution, cornering control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Its prices start at about 48 thousand Saudi riyals (equivalent to 12.7 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
MG SZ EV electric car
The MG SZ EV comes with an engine of 148 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, and its battery can be charged via the fast charging feature to 80% within 40 minutes, according to the manufacturer, and it can run after being charged. for a distance of 335 km.
The MGS ZEV includes an 8-inch infotainment and information display screen, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and is equipped with a rear-view camera, in addition to an electrically adjustable driver’s seat.
The car has many safety systems such as anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system, hill start assist system, and automatic stopping of the car. Lane Departure Warning System, including 6 airbags.
Its prices start at about 95,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to 25 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.
MG T60 transport car
The MG T60 comes with two engine options, two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, with a 2400 cc turbo engine that generates 140 hp and 200 Nm of torque, while the 2800 cc turbo diesel engine generates 150 hp. Horsepower and torque 360 Nm.
Standard equipment in the MGT60 includes an air conditioning system that transmits air to the rear, in addition to a 4-speaker stereo system with radio. The interior cabin accommodates 5 people, and it also has a large external box.
The MGT60 includes safety systems such as antilock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, emergency brake assist, and tire pressure distribution system. Front and side airbags.
Its prices start at about 63,000 Saudi riyals (equivalent to 17 thousand dollars), and the price varies according to the category and specifications.