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Обзор MG HS 2019

MG HS 2018 — в Китае презентовали новый кроссовер

Китай презентовал новый кроссовер MG HS 2018-го модельного года. Данная модель уже представлена в том виде, в котором она будет запущена в серийное производство. Ранее же автолюбители могли наблюдать ее концептуального собрата.

новый кроссовер из Китая MG HS 2018-2019 года

К тому же заметим, что MG HS 2018-2019 является лишь третьей моделью молодой автомобильной компании. На данный момент известно только о его выпуске на рынок в Поднебесной – сентябрь этого года, а также Великобритании – в начале следующего. На дорогах России кроссовер ожидать вряд ли придется, но все возможно. Но так или иначе давайте поближе познакомимся с новинкой.

Дизайн кузова MG HS

Сразу стоит заметить, что MG HS стал флагманом не только новой линейки, включающей в себя уже три модели, но и всей компании. Производитель возлагает большие надежды на автомобиль, внешность которого получилась весьма привлекательной. Передняя часть кузова действительно завораживает – обтекаемая форма и мощная фальшрадиаторная решетка (по форме – перевернутая трапеция) с ячеистым узором и крупным значком бренда чуть выше центра.

По бокам решетки расположились удлиненные и узкие фары головного света, обрамленные мощной светодиодной оптикой. Ниже – в специально отведенных секциях – разместились крупные контуры противотуманных фар. Интересно, что внутри они будто бы полые и невероятно глубокие – дизайнеры создали своеобразную игру света, будто бы он пропадает в глубоком тоннеле. Передний бампер же получил стильную рельефную отделку.

Корма кроссовера смотрится не менее восхитительно. Ее верх венчает средних размеров спойлер, но на фоне небольшого стекла дверцы багажного отделения смотрится он весьма массивно.

Ниже можно узреть крупный корпус задней части автомобиля – его квадратный силуэт, испещренный дизайнерскими замыслами. Так, Габаритные огни, подобно головным, получили удлиненную и зауженную форму. Ближе к заднему бамперу кузов автомобиля выступает наружу, а сам бампер получил мощный акцент в виде пластиковой защиты и двух крупных овальных выхлопных труб.

Сбоку MG HS демонстрирует всю свою мощь и в то же время изящество. Передняя часть имеет невероятно строгую вертикальную линию границы, а задняя, напротив – получилась весьма рельефной. Боковые двери заимели небольшое дизайнерское углубление, которое весьма контрастно и эффектно смотрится на фоне выступающих передних и задних крыльев. К тому же колесные арки кроссовера получили ту же геометрическую точность – идеальный размер радиуса.

Салон новинки МГ НС

Внутри MG HS не менее шикарен, чем снаружи. Интерьер автомобиля может похвастаться отличным сочетанием современных технологий с комфортом. Для отделки были использованы качественные материалы, а также стоит отметить скрупулезную сборку – все элементы прекрасно подогнаны друг под друга. Водителя порадует приятное на ощупь трехспицевое многофункциональное рулевое колесо и широкая виртуальная приборная панель. Передняя панель получила двухцветную отделку под стать всему дизайну салона. По ее бокам расположились круглые дефлекторы воздуха.

В верхней части центральной консоли разместился сенсорный монитор размером 10,1 дюйма. Под ним – спаренные прямоугольные дефлекторы воздуха. Ниже – небольшой ряд кнопок. Особенностью MG HS является современность оснащения – автомобиль преимущественно управляется за счет основных кнопок и, конечно же, сенсорного дисплея в интерактивном режиме.

За комфортабельность пятиместного салона, помимо его отелочных материалов, отвечают удобные широкие кресла. Их посадка выполнена с небольшим уклоном на спортивную стилистику, а углубленная посадка позволяет более комфортно чувствовать себя даже в дальней дороге.

Флагман компании из Китая получил следующие габаритные размеры:

  • длина: 4575 мм;
  • ширина: 1875 мм;
  • высота 1665 мм;
  • величина колесной базы: 2721 мм;
  • клиренс: 190 мм.

Комплектоваться автомобиль будет колесными дисками размером 17 и 18 дюймов, а при желании можно будет приобрести и 19-дюймовые.

Наибольшее внимание на презентации производитель, конечно же, уделил максимальной вариации – Trophy. Известно, что она получила двухзонный климат-контроль, выше озвученные передние спортивные кресла, кожаные элементы в отделке, цветная боковая подсветка салона, премиальная мультимедийная система и панорамная крыша с люком. Также данная комплектация может похвастаться множеством современных систем – например, круиз-контроль с ограничением скоростного режима.

Технические характеристики MG HS 2018

MG HS будет поставляться с двумя видами силовых агрегатов – 1,5-литровый бензиновый турбодвигатель, выдающий 170 лошадиных сил и 2-литровый бензиновый турбомотор с мощностью в 220 лошадей. Первый движок будет комплектоваться двумя коробками на выбор покупателя – 6-ступенчатая механика и 7-ступенчатый робот. Второй же получит только 6-ступенчатую роботизированную коробку, отличную от собрата. Оба двигателя четырехцилиндровые.

Цена нового MG HS

Стоимость нового кроссовера, вскоре выходящего в продажу в Поднебесной, составляет 100.000 юаней, что в пересчете на рубли получается примерно 1.035.000. О ценниках для Великобритании пока ничего не известно, но до старта продаж в этой стране еще достаточно времени.

First drive: 2020 MG HS launch review

Dave Morley takes the new MG HS for a first drive review.

Now part of the Chinese-owned giant SAIC Motor, the MG brand has had an on-again-off-again relationship with Australia. But this car, the HS, replaces the previous but similar GS and represents the future direction for MG Motor. A conventional mid-sized SUV, the HS is, according to MG Motor Australia, all about value for money and arrives to market with an impressive safety package and excellent warranty.

What do you get for the price?

The MG HS range is available in two trim levels now (with more to follow, including a plug-in hybrid variant) and kicks off with the entry-level Vibe model at $30,990 driveaway. The flagship model for now is the Excite which costs $33,990 driveaway.

The HS is destined to do battle with the likes of the Nissan X-Trail and Kia Sportage, both now established models, so the pricing will need to remain sharp for the MG. But the MG does have plenty of kit for the asking price, including a safety package that is about the best in the business at this end of the market. For instance, MG says the HS is the only car in its class that offers traffic-jam assist (essentially a low-speed version of adaptive cruise control that brakes and accelerates for you in heavy traffic).

All HSs feature a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, keyless entry, start and windows-up, air-vents and two USBs in the rear seat and daytime running lights. The more expensive Excite features 18-inch alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, a ‘Super-Sport’ drive mode, navigation, LED headlights, dual-zone climate-control and an electric tailgate. The other big selling point will be the MG’s seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty with the option of fixed-price servicing.

How safe is it?

The HS achieved a five-star ANCAP crash-safety rating, largely because of its factory safety package dubbed MG Pilot. The entire Pilot package includes autonomous emergency braking, active cruise control, three levels of lane-keeping assistance, traffic-jam assist, intelligent cruise assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, door-open warning, active headlight dipping, speed assist with traffic-sign recognition and forward-collision warning (which can also detect pedestrians up to 64kmh).

A network of radar sensors and cameras around the car provide the real-time information for these systems. The car even has semi-autonomous driving at speeds below 60kmh where it can follow the car in front around an obstacle it can’t ‘see’.

What’s it like inside?

The very large info screen dominates the interior to an extent, while the instruments are a combination of analogue and animated displays. One jarring note is the tachometer which sweeps anti-clockwise as revs rise. Beyond that, the news is good and there are clear design elements that remind us of the best of European designs (Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz). The fit and finish seems good and the touch points feel quite high-end.

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What’s under the bonnet?

The HS uses a four-cylinder engine with a turbocharger to boost its 1.5 litres to a 125kW maximum output and 250Nm of torque which is par for the course in this class of SUV. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only one offered and the HS is front-wheel drive. There’s no diesel option nor a manual transmission.

Обзор MG HS 2019

This year marks an important milestone in the rebirth of the MG brand, and without doubt, the 2020 MG HS is the best vehicle the now Chinese-owned company has offered to our local market.

MG product has been getting more accomplished for some time, as our testing has indicated, but the HS is some measure ahead of anything we’ve tested before. In fact, I’d say it’s the best executed Chinese-built vehicle I’ve tested.

As we reported in November last year, pricing for the new MG HS is sharp – the Vibe costs $30,990 drive-away and the range-topping Excite model costs $33,990 drive-away – but following our comprehensive local launch drive, there’s a lot more to like about the HS than simply the price.

Often with contender manufacturers (certainly as they try to cement their place in the market), it’s the small details that ultimately let the product down. It could be a poor safety rating, cheap cabin materials or derivative styling that doesn’t sign a brand signature with any authority.

With the MG HS, though, it’s the small details that ensure it now offers a proper alternative, especially to savvy buyers on a budget. The proof is in the styling, execution, and the driving.

Perhaps the biggest step forward for MG is in terms of market consideration. People are starting to talk about the MG brand – at CarAdvice we’re getting asked quite regularly what we think of the product and whether people should be test-driving it before they settle on a purchase. Until recently, though, the conversation has almost always centred around value and initial cost. That will almost certainly change now with the launch of the HS, thanks to the other areas where it is stronger than previous offerings.

Beyond the price, the HS is attractive – half the battle when buyers are so conscious of image. We know that’s the case in this medium-SUV segment, too, like it or not. The list of standard features is long (check out our pricing and specification guide for full details) and it means you get proper value for money, and it’s backed by a solid warranty – as good as any in the industry really. MG is committing strongly to the Australian market, too, which gives buyers surety that some of the new brands haven’t been able to offer previously.

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The medium-SUV segment is no easy win, though – the HS goes into battle against the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson just to focus on a few. So the company knows it has a tough fight on its hands, but that’s not such an issue when you have a product you can genuinely go into battle with.

We tested both the entry-level Vibe and high-spec Excite at launch, and both have their appeal, but for mine, I’d be opting for the range-topper. Especially given the competitive pricepoint. Crucially, though, the suite of safety systems under the ‘MG Pilot’ banner is standard across both model variants. The HS also gets a full five-star safety rating from ANCAP.

Both variants get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard, as well. We tested both smartphone systems at launch, and the 10.1-inch central screen is sharp and responsive. The Excite gets standard satellite navigation, too, but we didn’t need that with smartphone connectivity working nicely.

The driver’s display is also neatly arranged and clear, and we spent some time testing radar cruise control specifically. It worked faultlessly, even in fairly heavy rainstorms at launch. Crucially, it also worked safely down steep hills and through varying speed zones. The stalk mounted on the left side of the steering column is pretty easy to work out once you take a quick look at the functionality.

I think the most compelling piece of the HS puzzle, however, is the execution of the cabin. Both models get comfortable seats, plenty of useful storage and charging provisions, as well as the aforementioned infotainment screen. The Excite also gets a sporty, flat-bottom steering wheel to match the paddle shifters.

It’s not just about what you can see and touch, though. Close the HS’s door and the cabin is insulated and quiet, even at highway speeds on coarse-chip. There’s almost no tyre or wind noise entering the cabin, and it has that all-round solid feel like we expect from a European car. I look forward to testing this against the more established competition, like cross-shopping buyers will, to see if the MG is, as I suspect, quieter than some of them.

Part of that feeling of quality comes down to the ride, as well. It’s nicely insulated over bumps and irons most of them out, with the exception of really nasty mid-corner ruts that can unsettle the otherwise composed ride. You have to look for it, though, and you have to push the HS pretty hard to get to that point. If you cruise around sedately, as most buyers will, you’ll never get to the point where you feel the chassis losing any composure.

The steering and brakes feel well sorted, too, and in short, the HS makes for a relaxed, long-distance cruiser. If you’re a family buyer who heads off on road trips with the kids semi-frequently, the HS will certainly do that job nicely.

There’s plenty of room in the second row, competitive luggage space for all your gear, and it’s only the lack of an overhead roof-mounted light in the second row that’s been missed out that I could see. Two USB ports in that second row will keep the kids’ devices charged up and keep them occupied on long trips, too.

If you’re wondering how the power and torque figures translate to real-world performance, there are both positive and negative aspects to report. The engine is smooth, refined and efficient, so that’s all genuinely positive. It certainly plays its part in that sense of insulation I mentioned inside the cabin.

Displacing 1.5 litres, the inline four-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 119kW at 5600rpm and 250Nm at 4400rpm. It needs to be said, though, that the engine feels a little on the small side for an SUV of this physical size. The seven-speed automatic can sometimes be caught out in the wrong gear, but it shifts snappily enough when that happens to get to work without too much concern. Again, you need to try to find the deficiency rather than it being immediately apparent.

The ADR fuel claim of 7.3L/100km is achievable on the open road, and we saw a live figure of 8.6L/100km after some enthusiastic driving on twisty roads, so it’s hardly thirsty in the overall scheme of things. It revs cleanly out to redline, and even sounds sporty up high in the rev range, but there is an initial period of lag where you need to punch the accelerator a little harder to get off the mark. You get used to it, but it’s initially jarring compared to the rest of the drive experience.

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Buyers will get a seven-year warranty along with roadside assistance for the same timeframe, meaning you’re covered for a period that more manufacturers should be looking at.

The MG HS isn’t simply a good SUV, it’s a very good SUV. It’s not the best in the medium-SUV segment, but we weren’t expecting that either. It is, however, a significant step forward for the brand, and one that should help it continue to make inroads in our market.

If you’re on a budget that won’t extend to a new SUV from the established players, you should be considering a new MG HS, there’s no doubt about that. And even if you’re not on a tight budget, if you test-drive an HS and it meets your expectations, I certainly wouldn’t be afraid to recommend you buy one. We’re absolutely looking forward to pitting it against the segment leaders. I think the results might be surprising.

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The new MG HS SUV hits the UK as a cheaper alternative to the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Karoq

With each new MG model, the brand takes a little step closer to the established makers. The HS delivers passenger space, a seven-year warranty and a purchase price to set it apart from most rivals, while the interior design and quality are a big improvement over previous MGs, too. However, there’s still plenty of work to do from a driving point of view: in terms of ride, handling, and particularly engine refinement, it’s a long way off the class best.

This is the new MG HS: the latest SUV from the rejuvenated MG brand. Competitive prices and a huge seven-year warranty have seen the latest models gain popularity, with the electric ZS EV in particular showing huge promise: MG took roughly 2,000 orders in the first month.

But moving into larger vehicles can be more challenging. Buyers demand something that looks and feels posher – and with such a huge amount of choice in the mid-size SUV class, the HS has a lot to prove. So does this new MG have what it takes to become a credible rival for the Nissan Qashqai or the Skoda Karoq?

To start with, MG is keeping the HS range simple. There are three trim levels and one engine – a turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol – offered with a choice of six-speed manual and seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearboxes.

The styling is pretty simple, too. The front bears the family MG look, but applied to a broader, squarer shape. It’s not particularly distinctive, but Peugeot 3008 aside, not much in this segment is.

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Against the tape measure, it falls between the Qashqai and Karoq for length, while it’s within a couple of milimetres of the Skoda for both width and height. MG reckons that cabin space is class-leading, and we’d have to agree. Legroom is generous, headroom is more than adequate and, while we didn’t sit three people across the back bench, the numbers suggest it’ll be one of the best in this area, too. At 450 litres, the boot is larger than the Qashqai, but smaller than the Skoda.

Up front, MG has listened to criticisms about cheap-feeling materials in its other models. The result is really quite pleasing: squidgy plastics and leather-effect trims cover most surfaces, and any hard plastics that remain tend to be either out of sight or out of reach. Overall, it’s smart and minimalist inside.

Perhaps too minimalist in some areas. The few physical switches you’ll find – like the toggle-like switches below the centre vents – look great, but there aren’t many of them. Pretty much all of the heating and ventilation functions must be adjusted through the touchscreen.

The 10.1-inch infotainment unit’s home page has three large shortcut tiles for audio, nav, and climate menus, each displayed with bright, colourful graphics. However, dive into the menus and some functions can be just a little fiddly compared to the best systems in rival offerings.

So far, so good, but out on the road things start to come unstuck. The MG HS’s chassis can’t match the mix of comfort and handling that you get from, say, a Karoq. Across broken tarmac and over small bumps, the suspension feels firm and fidgety, which you’d expect might give a degree of body control at higher speeds, but that isn’t the case. Longer, larger undulations cause the body to bounce and wallow. The steering is quite vague off centre, but has decent weighting.

The biggest letdown, however, is the engine. On paper, the 1.5 turbo’s 160bhp and 250Nm of torque look impressive. However, it doesn’t feel that fast on the road, and Nissan’s 1.3-litre Qashqai and the Karoq’s 1.5 TSI are both roughly a second quicker to 62mph, despite claimed outputs of 138bhp and 148bhp respectively.

While the performance will still be adequate enough for most, unfortunately the refinement isn’t. The HS is noisy even under gentle acceleration, and around 4,000rpm it becomes genuinely unpleasant. You can still hear it at motorway speeds – this despite the fact that wind and suspension noise are fairly intrusive, too.

Based on an indicated fuel economy in the mid thirties, the HS is thirstier than rivals, despite giving away some performance. CO2 emissions of 148g/km for manual cars, means at least 24g/km more than the equivalent Qashqai or Karoq.

That manual gearbox is fairly slick. The auto, meanwhile, takes some of the edge off the engine’s harshness, but it’s very slow to kick down, and low-speed manoeuvering can be jerky. You do get a red button which hangs below the steering wheel spoke though (just like the starter on an Audi R8 — but in a family SUV) which engages a “Super Sport” mode; sharpening the throttle response and making the interior ambient lighting glow red.

Not the most necessary feature that the HS offers, but then there are loads to choose from. The lead-in Explore trim gets standard active emergency braking with pedestrian detection, cruise control with lane keep assist, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-effect upholstery, air con and that 10.1-inch touchscreen (less the built-in navigation, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included) for just £17,995. A similarly-equipped Qashqai costs a couple of grand more.

It’s cheap enough, in fact, that MG reckons most people will skip the middling Excite trim and head straight for the top spec Exclusive. It adds leather upholstery, LED headlights, a rear parking camera and a panoramic sunroof, yet still only costs £22,995 for the manual (or £24,495 for the auto).

The question is, whether there are enough SUV customers out there that think the HS is cheap enough to forgive some pretty obvious flaws.

Серийный кроссовер MG HS оказался без рамы

Показывая в апреле шоу-кар MG X-motion, китайцы из концерна SAIC, которому принадлежит былая британская марка, ничтоже сумняшеся объявили, что машина построена на рамном шасси. Не исключено, что концепт действительно имел такую конструкцию ради упрощения процесса постройки. Но у только что рассекреченного серийного кроссовера под названием MG HS, конечно же, никакой рамы нет. Более того, в техническом плане он полностью повторяет модель Roewe RX5 (эта марка тоже входит в концерн SAIC).

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Мускулистый паркетник длиной 4,5 м выглядит пусть и не свежо, но ярко: провозглашенная пару лет назад дизайнерская стратегия марки MG с каждой новой моделью раскрывается все сильнее. В салоне — виртуальная комбинация приборов, десятидюймовый экран медиасистемы, а «оспортивленная» версия Trophy (как на изображениях) щеголяет креслами с развитой боковой поддержкой и интегрированными подголовниками.

На кроссовере впервые появится электронный комплекс MG Pilot, но автопилота здесь нет даже в зачатке. Есть лишь давно привычные функции контроля слепых зон, слежения за разметкой и предупреждения о приближающихся автомобилях при выезде задним ходом с парковки. У медиасистемы есть функция удаленного доступа со смартфона. А еще среди опций — аудиосистема Bose, светомузыка (контурная подсветка салона имеет 64 цвета), панорамная крыша и светодиодные фары.

Платформа SSA — с многорычажной задней подвеской и электроусилителем руля. На выбор — два бензиновых мотора с непосредственным впрыском и турбонаддувом. Базовый двигатель 1.5 (169 л.с.) сочетается с шестиступенчатой «механикой» или семиступенчатым преселективным «роботом» с сухими сцеплениями, а двухлитровому турбомотору мощностью 220 л.с. положен только шестиступенчатый «робот» с мокрыми сцеплениями. Почти все версии будут иметь лишь передний привод, и только для 220-сильной модификации за доплату предложена полноприводная трансмиссия с многодисковой муфтой подключения задней оси.

Старт продаж кроссовера MG HS в Китае назначен на сентябрь. А на следующий год запланированы продажи в Великобритании. Интересно, что на своей исторической родине дела у марки MG наконец пошли в гору. Прошлой осенью здесь начали продавать компактные паркетники MG ZS — и общий спрос уже вырос более чем вдвое: в первой половине этого года реализовано 4286 машин вместо 1993 годом ранее.

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MG HS 1.5 TURBO X (2019) review

published : 1 Dec 2019 at 09:18

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After the GS rocked the five-seat compact SUV market with aggressive pricing, the HS fine-tunes the attack with a comfy and tech-savvy package.

The mass-market SUV scene in Thailand has now become more diversified than ever thanks to some disruptive product strategies carried out by various automotive companies.

Brands that have expertise in pickups have managed to develop SUV derivatives with bold-looking and commodious packages. Such vehicles also have good off-road capability, if that really matters to most buyers.

Then there are those with some kind of electrification to gain on extra-low excise taxation such as the hybrid-powered Toyota C-HR.

Some went a step further by managing to attract some free-trade deals like the all-electric MG ZS EV made in China.

And for those who happen to be a little ambitious, a good way to rattle up things is to blur the line in pricing.

Chevrolet and MG, as some examples, are now offering models with prices from a class below including the Captiva and GS.

The GS, in particular, dipped so low in the market in terms of price that it cost HR-V rather than CR-V kind of money. What we’re talking about here is a one million baht SUV sized for the C-segment but priced for the B-sector.

Apparently, that wasn’t enough for the Chinese-owned British brand. After being on the market for merely three years, MG has created the completely new HS to indirectly replace the short-lived GS.

In such a time period, most other makers would have only started to gear up for mid-life updates. This shows how much more responsive MG has become when the market requires such a revision.

Like the GS, the HS is a five-seater just that it has more occupant and cargo space to compete with the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester, if you don’t factor in prices. If you do, nothing beats the HS at a million baht bar the seven-seat Captiva.

The interior of the HS is nicely designed and tailored with decent quality materials. In fact, MG is slowly making a name for furnishing vehicle cabins in quite an inspiring manner.

The instrument panel and infotainment display are clearly legible and easy to use. The only thing spoiling the otherwise good ergonomics is the column stalk operating some driving aids that is completely obscured by the steering wheel.

Of relevance are comfortable seats for all five people on board. The range-topping X, as tested here, gets fancy-looking buckets seats up front.

As well as sunroof, there’s a class-leading amount of driver-assist tech topped by the so-called Traffic Jam Assist that automatically guides the vehicle in a well-marked lane while keeping a safe distance with others up front.

Since the powertrain options in the GS were basically ahead of others in the Thai SUV market, MG has suitably carried over the petrol-turbo engines into the HS.

However, only one has made it to the HS: the 1.5-litre unit with its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic driving just the front wheels.

This is fair move because the circa-220hp 2.0-litre, six-speeder and all-wheel drive might be too excessive for most buyers.

In fact, the 162hp 1.5-litre unit works just fine in the HS, be it in the city or highway, and is still ahead of other SUVs using non-petrol motors with less real-world tractability. Even the Captiva’s new 1.5-litre turbo can’t match that of the HS.

While the GS wasn’t exactly at its best when it comes to chassis-tuning, the ride and handling balance is fairly adequate in the HS whereby the steering operates with more ease and the ride soaking up road imperfections quite well.

To put it in another way, the HS feels more grown-up than the GS on the move. However, people who enjoy a nice driving experience might miss the crisper and tauter manners in the GS.

If you compare the HS with its intended competition, it arguably isn’t the best with the CX-5 appearing to offer a more focused drive and the all-wheel drive Forester yielding higher levels of grip. Put the HS into perspective with some B-segment players like the HR-V or C-HR and it may lose out on outright agility.

Even so, the HS is a nice continuation for the MG in the compact SUV class. After hitting the market with class-rocking prices in the GS, the HS now fine-tunes the attack with a bigger and comfier package while maintaining competitive levels of performance and economy.

If you look merely at the product itself, the HS offers a lot for the money when compared to others. The ZS EV may be another type of a vehicle, but MG now has two decent SUVs to choose from in an increasingly diversified market segment.

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