MG Motor has added another vehicle to it’s successful HS plus EV line-up – the HS plus EV Excite – which has both a petrol and electric powertrain giving drivers the best of both worlds.
The mid-sized SUV is priced at $46,999 on the road and has a direct injection four cylinder 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine as well as a compact yet powerful 90 kW electric motor.
And Tech Guide had a sneak peek at the vehicle ahead of its launch.
The MG HS Plus EV Excite is surprisingly roomy for a mid-size SUV and has an impressive fit and finish.
The screens both in front of the driver and in the central console are bright and sharp.
And on the driver’s side of the is a button simple labelled “EV” which switches the car to the electric motor.
“The new MG HS Plus EV Excite is perfect for the modern family that is ready to take its first step into EV technology and do its part to help the planet,” said Peter Ciao, CEO at MG Motor Australia and New Zealand.
“It has plenty of room, plenty of performance and, most importantly, plenty of flexibility.
“MG Motor Australia is committed to giving its customers more choice by combining high-performance technology and exceptional value.”
The onboard 16.6kWh lithium-ion battery offers a range of 63km on a full charge
The vehicle has a petrol cap on the left side and a charging port on the right which offers drivers peace of mind knowing they have a petrol engine to get them to their destination if their battery runs low and vice versa.
The MG plus EV Excite comes with the MG Pilot active safety suite along with 17-inch alloy rims an LED daytime running lights and taillights.
Inside the vehicle is a 12.3-inch driver screen and a 10.1-inch touch screen infotainment which includes GPS, apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Plus EV Excite can comfortably sit five people and offers keyless entry, push button start and an electronic park brake.
All of MG motors range including the HS Plus EV Excite, comes with a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty as well as MG’s Precise Price service programme to ensure there is no bill shock at service time.
HS Plus EV Excite Pricing
$ 46,990 (national driveaway, no more to pay)
Standard features include:
– 17” alloy rims
– Sporty metal trim pedals
– LED ‘London Eye’ daytime running headlights
– Welcome lights
– Smart keyless entry
– 12.3″ digital instrument cluster
– 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 seat
– PU/PVC trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel
– Dual-zone climate control
– Rain-sensing wiper
– Halogen headlights with automatic illumination
– Front and rear reading lights
– Tyre 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 (no cost) New Pearl White, metallic paint Sterling Silver, metallic paint *Metallic paint $700
Dimensions of the MG HS Plus EV Excite
|Maximum cargo space||1,275L|