MG has joined the midsize SUV market by creating a special model to take on the new Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5. This is the GS SUV, arriving on the Australian market in four variants, with prices to start from $23,990.
The four variants refer to the GS Vivid ($23,990), GS Core ($25,990), GS Soul ($27,990) and the top of the line GS Essence X ($34,990). Each one comes with standard features, adding extra according to the package involved.
In the engine department, all variants are equipped with a turbo-petrol engine with a choice of six-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch auto or six-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox.
The entry-level Vivid`s 1.5-liter petrol turbo develops 119 kW and 250 Nm of torque, paired to a six-speed manual, and adding other features at the exterior, like 17-inch alloy wheels, auto headlights, or Bluetooth connectivity inside the cabin.
Next in kin, the Core variant adds rearview camera, six-speaker sound system by Arkamys, leather steering wheel, climate control and so on, while the Soul features even more features – 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, sports leather seats, sports leather seats and 8.0-inch touchscreen interface with satellite navigation.
The top of the line 2017 MG GS Essence X comes with Xenon headlights, sunroof and active rollover protection, while under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbo develops 162 kW and 350 Nm of torque. The power is sent to all axles via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
All models come with a six-year/unlimited kilometer warranty and six years roadside assistance.