MG Motor Australia today launches MG HS , its first Plug-In Hybrid. Combining the best of both worlds, the new model unites remarkable performance and technology with low-emission practicality.
MG HS Plug-In Hybrid Highlights
- MG Motor’s first Plug-In Hybrid delivers customers the best of both worlds, combining high performance with lower emissions
- With access to electric energy, but with the reassurance of a traditional engine, the new HS comes complete with a range of innovative features including the marque’s Driver Safety Technology System, MG Pilot
- Stylish, sporty and spacious, the premium new SUV arrives nationally in March and is available from $46,990 driveaway, backed with an 8-year, 160,000-kilometre battery warranty
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid arrives with driveaway pricing of $46,990 and is backed with an 8-year, 160,000-kilometre battery warranty and a 5-year unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty, providing peace of mind to customers.
A low-emission vehicle with a striking design, the new MG HS Plug-In Hybrid balances refined features and elegant design with practicality and innovative technology. Features include a panoramic Stargazer sunroof, 360-degree camera, a 12.3” virtual instrument cluster, 10.1” colour touchscreen, and heated and electrically adjustable leather sports seats with Alcantara trim. Included as standard is the MG Pilot Driver Safety Technology system, a comprehensive suite of active and passive driver assistance technologies.
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid’s new technology combines performance and technology with low-emission practicality. Equipped with 52km1 of electric range – perfect for the day-to-day commute – the plug-in hybrid can reduce emissions by up to 50-70 per cent.
Speaking at the launch, Peter Ciao, CEO, MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, said: “The new MG HS Plug-In Hybrid brilliantly showcases the intelligence and innovation we have available within our brand. It offers our customers the opportunity to experience new energy innovation, while remaining in the comfort of a true SUV that is equal parts stylish, sporty and spacious.
“The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid is our first plug-in hybrid, our second new energy vehicle, and one that we’re delighted to bring to our Australian customers as part of our commitment to making new energy vehicles mainstream in Australia.”
The best of both worlds
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid unites impressive performance and technology with low-emission practicality. New hybrid technology provides access to electric energy, but with the reassurance of a traditional engine to offer MG customers more choice in their day-to-day drive.
The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid has a top speed of 190km/h and dynamic acceleration, which achieves 0-100km in 6.9 seconds. Powered by a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, the stylish, premium SUV has a pure electric driving range of 52km from a single charge1. Using Intelligent Hybrid Energy Management, the vehicle intuitively identifies and adapts power output depending on the road conditions, whilst actively learning the operators individual driving style to adjust power and rationalise the battery ratio accordingly.
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid’s total output of 480N.m (209Kw) totals both the output from the electric motor with the 1.5L turbo combustion engine. This total output combined provides an impressive 1.7L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption and 39g/km CO2 emissions3.
As a plug-in hybrid, the model comes equipped with a standard 3 Pin Home Charger, to be plugged in next to the petrol intake, providing convenient home charging options to customers.
MG Motor is leading the charge in new energy vehicles, with a goal to make them mainstream and accessible for all. This aim is shared by parent company, SAIC Motor, who in 2020 saw new energy vehicles sales total 320,000 globally, a year-on-year increase of 73.4 per cent2. For new energy vehicles – that’s the second fastest growth rate in the world.
SAIC has invested heavily in electric as well as other new energy vehicle technologies, processes and battery production, making it one of only a handful of automotive manufacturers to own its EV supply chain.
The low-emission MG HS Plug-In Hybrid reflects the sporty-flair that is familiar to the wider MG HS range. Featuring a striking design with sleek lines, abstract 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and LED ‘London Eye’ daytime running headlights, the model carries both a stylish and premium look on both its interior and exterior. Elsewhere, the panoramic Stargazer sunroof transforms the cabin into a spacious, light and enjoyable environment.
Exclusively available in top-of-the-range Essence specification, the model also boasts sporty metal trim pedals, one of the largest panoramic sunroofs in the SUV segment, and heated and electrically adjustable leather sports seats with Alcantara trim.
Top of mind safety
Continually committed to the highest standard of occupant safety, the new plug-in hybrid also comes with the brand’s Driver Safety Technology system, MG Pilot, which includes driver aids such as adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, forward collision warning, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot detection, providing robust protection to keep the driver focused on the road ahead.
Following on from the MG ZS EV’s focus on battery safety and availability, the 16.6-kilowatt battery within the MG HS Plug-In Hybrid has also been developed to the highest quality and safety standards, in MG Motor’s own battery production facility.
Interior and technology
Entering the cabin via the MG HS Plug-In Hybrid’s handy keyless entry system, the model includes as standard a 10.1” multi-function colour touch screen with 1280p HD resolution, as well as built-in satellite navigation and integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the interior six-speaker 3D surround sound audio system allows for an immersive drive experience.
A premium 12.3″ Virtual Instrument Cluster dominates the interior, offering a comprehensive display of the vehicle’s performance and allowing the driver to control and monitor their drive with ease. Further, the vehicle has a 360° Surround View Camera, ensuring full visibility and control when navigating tight parking spaces or tricky manoeuvres. Offering a sporty yet luxurious finish, the MG HS Plug-In Hybrid also includes customisable ambient lighting for a truly bespoke experience.
Built for every day, the MG HS Plug-In Hybrid offers the practicality of a medium SUV with ample interior headroom for all occupants, plenty of interior space, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats allowing for a maximum boot space of 1,275 litres.
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid arrives in Australia in March 2021, with test drives available now at every authorised MG dealer.
1: From a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle: Provisional data at time of going to print.
2: Figures according to ADR 81/02 derived from laboratory testing. Factors including but not limited to driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences, vehicle condition and accessories fitted, will in practice in the real-world lead to figures which generally differ from those advertised. Advertised figures are meant for comparison amongst vehicles only.
MG HS Plug-In Hybrid specifications:
$ 45,990 + ORC (MSRP)
$ 46,990 (Driveaway)
Standard features include:
- One variant/Trim level
- Abstract 18-inch, diamond cut alloy wheels
- Front seat heating
- Panoramic sunroof
- Sporty metal trim pedals
- LED ambient lighting
- LED ‘London Eye’ daytime running headlights
- Welcome lights
- Electric tailgate
- Smart keyless entry
- 360° Surround View Camera
- 12.3″ fully digital instrument cluster with built-in satellite navigation
- 10.1” multi-function colour touch screen with 1280p HD resolution
- Interior six-speaker 3D surround sound audio system
- Driver’s 6-way Electrically Adjustable
- Soft-touch two-tone front leather Sports Seats with seat heating (driver and passenger)
- Passenger’s leatherette, 4-way Electrically Adjustable Seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- Rain sensor wiper with timed heating
- Electric door mirrors with heating
- Full LED headlights with automatic illumination
- Front and rear reading lights
- LED taillights with sequential illumination
- Front foglamps and ‘Follow me home’ delayed headlight illumination
- Repair Kit
- MG Pilot – Driver Safety Technology:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Lane Assist System
- Traffic Jam Assist
- Blind Spot Detection
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Intelligent Headlamp Control
- Intelligent Speed Assistance System
- Phantom Red, metallic paint
- Clipper Blue, metallic paint
- New Pearl White, metallic paint
- Sterling Silver, metallic paint
Dimensions of the MG HS Plug-In Hybrid
|Maximum trunk space
MG HS Range Pricing
|MG HS Core
|MG HS Vibe
|MG HS Excite
|MG HS Essence
|MG HS Essence Anfield
|MG HS AWD Excite X
|MG HS AWD Essence X
|MG HS Plug-In Hybrid
The MG3 Auto, MG ZS, MG ZST, MG HS and MG HS AWD are accompanied by MG Motor Australia’s 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty, while the MG ZS EV and MG HS Plug-In Hybrid sees an 8-year,160,000-kilometre battery warranty and a 5-year unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty.
In New Zealand, the MG3 Auto, MG ZS, MG ZST, MG HS and MG HS AWD are accompanied by a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty, while the MG ZS EV and MG HS Plug-In Hybrid sees an 8-year,160,000-kilometre battery warranty and a 5-year unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty.