The MG HS entered 2023 unchanged, although a cosmetic update is due later this year.
The company has not yet announced details of the upcoming facelift program for Australia. However, MG has already presented the new model in China. British and Thai markets.
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MG Australia says it has “drastically reduced” the number Number of all-wheel drive versions of the current model being imported into the country, suggesting that the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine may no longer be around.
For the time being, however, it remains on the price lists alongside the base turbo 1.5-liter and plug-in hybrid drives.
The prices were increased earlier in the year, with MG announcing $1,000 increases for the base Vibe and top-spec Essence X and Plus EV Essence. The prices of all other models remained unchanged.
MG began producing the MG HS in 2018 and came to Australia in 2020 initially with just a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
The range was later expanded to include all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid options, among other things.
MG now offers eight variants, with the price range for the base version of the Vibe starting at $32,990.
- 2023 MG HS Vibe: $32,990
- 2023 MG HS Excite: $35,990
- 2023 MG HS Excite X: $38,990
- 2023 MG HS Essence: $39,990
- 2023 MG HS Essence Anfield: $41,690
- 2023 MG HS Essence X: $43,990
- 2023 MG HS Plus EV Excite: $49,690
- 2023 MG HS Plus EV Essence: $53,690
All prices are drive-away prices
MG Australia offers three powertrain options.
The MG HS Vibe, Excite and Essence features a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 119 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. It is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
The Excite X and Essence He models are paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic and all-wheel drive.
The flagship MG HS Plus EV features a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine combined with a single electric motor on the front axle and a 16.6 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The total output of the system is 189 kW of power and 370 Nm of torque.
The declared combined fuel consumption for the 2023 MG HS is 7.3 l/100 km for the models with the 1.5 liter engine, 9.5 l/100 km with the 2.0 liter engine and 1.7 l/100 km for the HS Plus EV.
The plug-in hybrid offers an all-electric range of 63 km and charging with 7 kW AC takes five hours.
All models require unleaded premium fuel with 95 RON and have a 55 liter fuel tank.
The 2023 MG HS Vibe, Excite and Essence is 4574mm long, 1876mm wide, 1664mm high and has a wheelbase of 2720mm.
The Excite X and Essence models
The luggage compartment of the MG HS is 463 liters and increases to a maximum of 1,287 liters with the second row of seats folded down. Plug-in hybrid models have 451 l or 1275 l space and do without the space-saving spare wheel set in favor of a tire repair kit.
The curb weight of the Vibe is 1,489 kg, while the rest of the models with the 1.5 liter engine weigh 1,550 kg. 2.0 liter models weigh 1700 kg and plug-in hybrid models weigh 1775 kg.
maintenance and warranty
MG Australia offers its customers a seven-year unlimited mileage warranty. For private buyers, the HS Plus EV also comes with a seven-year battery guarantee with unlimited kilometers.
Service is required every 12 months or every 10,000 km, whichever comes first. Maintenance is provided for ten years at a maximum price.
The MG HS was tested by ANCAP in 2019 and received a five-star rating.
This rating was based on an adult occupant protection rating of 92 percent, child occupant protection rating of 83 percent, pedestrian protection rating of 64 percent, and safety assist rating of 77 percent.
All 2023 MG HS models come standard with the MG Pilot suite of safety features including:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blind spot monitoring
- Intelligent speed limit assistant
- Lane Departure Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- traffic jam assistant
All models have front, side and head airbags.
In addition to the features of the MG Pilot, the base HS Vibe has the following standard equipment:
- Leather covered steering wheel
- 10.1-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Faux leather upholstery
- tire pressure monitoring system
- rear spoiler
- halogen headlights
- Fog lights front and rear
- Automatic headlights
- Rear parking sensors
- backup camera
- Keyless entry and start
- Two front and two rear USB ports
- Sound system with six speakers
Excite and Excite X add:
- shift paddles
- metal pedals
- 18″ diamond cut alloy wheels
- LED headlight with manual height adjustment
- LED taillights with dynamic indicators
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Two-zone climate control
- satellite navigation
- Electric tailgate
The Plus EV Excite removed the paddle shifters, power tailgate, LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals, but added the following:
- PU and PVC upholstery
- 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster
- Electrically operated exterior mirrors
The Essence, Essence X and Plus EV Essence include:
- LED ambient lighting
- welcome lights
- Six-way power adjustable driver’s seat
- Four-way electrically adjustable passenger seat
- heated seats in the front
- Two-tone leather sports seats
- Panoramic sunroof
The Plus EV Essence also features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
The MG HS Plus EV is available in the following colors:
- Pearl White Metallic
- Diamond Red Metallic
- Sterling Silver Metallic
- Black Pearl Metallic
The remaining models are also offered in:
- York White
- Brixton blue metallic
All colors except Brixton Blue Metallic are available for the MG HS Excite X.
All metallic paint colors have a cost of $700.
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