Flagship “SUV” brand, which belongs to the Chinese concern SAIC, will be offered with two engines.
The Ministry of industry of China has photos of new crossover MG. The photos show the model, the forerunner of which – the concept of X-motion is a brand introduced in April this year at the Beijing auto show. Name of commodity model of certainty yet on one of the images on the stern you can see the letters HX on the other HS. Most likely, the cross will sell below the last index in the range of MG today, there are two SUVs, the names of which end in “es”, – GS and ZS.
It was assumed that the cross will build on the base frame SUV Roewe RX8 which is a “relative” model Maxus D90 (as MG, Roewe and Maxus brand also owned by the SAIC group). However, some “celestial” media claim that the “donor” for the new MG SUV crossover has become the Roewe RX5. A “er-IKS-fifth”, in turn, is based on the same platform with multi-link rear suspension, and MG of GS.
The dimensions of the new “SUV” is closer to RX5: the length of a new equal 4 MG 574 mm (29 mm more than the intended “donor”), width – 1 876 mm (+21 mm compared to the RX5), height – 1 664 mm (-55 mm) and wheelbase 2 720mm (+20 mm). For comparison, the size of Roewe RX8: 4 923/1 930/1 840 mm, distance between axles – 2 850 mm. Latest model is available with a seven-seater cabin, while the RX5 and cross MG have only a five-seater execution.
According to the document published on the Ministry’s website, in China new crossover MG can be bought petrol “turbochetverkami” 1.5 (model 15E4E) and 2.0 (20L4E) with a capacity of 169 and 231 HP respectively. The same motors and is equipped with the Roewe RX5. However, if a-liter engine, the returns are identical, then the two-liter motor on the RX5 gives out 220 HP On the boxes of the model MG information yet. Cross Roewe with the base engine comes with a six-speed “mechanics” or seven-speed double clutch “robot”, these machines are only available with front wheel drive. “Er-IKS-fifth” with a 2.0 motor on a six-speed “robot”, the model with this engine has a version with a transmission with multi-plate clutch connecting the rear axle. The Roewe SUV RX8 is available with the 224-horsepower turbo engine 2.0 and 6АКП, with rear or all-wheel drive. By the way, the RX5 still have the electric version – probably later this option will receive and cross MG.
The official premiere of the new crossover MG will be in China today, June 20. Most likely, then declare the prices. It is expected that the novelty will be the most expensive model in the SUV range of the brand. So far the role of flagship crossover MG performs GS, which in China will cost at least 800 98 yuan ($15 300). Crossover Roewe RX5 is from 99 800 yuan ($15 400), RX8 – 168 800 yuan ($26 100).