MG has made its return to Singapore with aplomb at the Singapore Motorshow 2020. Visitors to the show will be treated to an amazing display of five cars including a classic MG Midget, the E Motion Concept, the fully electric MG ZS EV SUV and the MG HS SUV, as well as the Roewe Ei5 which is a domestic model that is manufactured by SAIC Motor, and badged and marketed as MG5 SW EV in international markets including Singapore.
In October last year, Eurokars Group announced its appointment by SAIC Motor as the official distributor of MG cars in Singapore.
Prior to that, Eurokars Group had set up a new wholly-owned subsidiary – Eurokars EV Pte Ltd – which signed a Distributor Agreement for MG with the Shanghai-based Chinese automotive manufacturer, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, on 14 October 2019. Eurokars EV Pte Ltd will focus on retailing electric vehicles (EVs) for Eurokars Group in the long term.
The new MG distributorship will offer local consumers an attractive lineup of vehicle models including the MG HS (petrol) and MG ZS EV (electric) which will be available for sale at the Singapore Motorshow 2020 as a start, and will progressively introduce a pipeline of exciting new models in Singapore in due course.
“We believe that MG will be a viable motoring choice of the future among individuals who are environmentally conscious about their carbon footprint and unbound by conventions. Eurokars Group sees the growing demand and popularity of electric vehicles, and an immense potential for sustainable mobility in Singapore. We admire MG’s strong motoring heritage and find its direction for plug-in hybrid and EV technology very relevant to the Singapore market. MG fits seamlessly with our current portfolio, and will enable us to harness burgeoning interest in EVs as well as contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions through the use and adoption of eco-friendly cars,” says Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group.
Eurokars Group is confident that its strategic tie-up with SAIC, coupled with MG’s strong EV vehicle model pipeline, will help to build a strong foothold in the fast-growing EV market, and future-proof and diversify its suite of product offerings.
Along with the display of the MG car models that will be made available for sale in Singapore are the MG Midget and the E Motion Concept. The MG Midget is a classic two-seater sports car that was produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. The E-Motion Concept is hailed as an electric sports car which made its premiere at the 17th Shanghai International Automotive Show in 2017. This next-generation concept car embodies MG’s vision for the future, and aims to push the boundaries of innovation and technology while meeting the needs of today’s car buyers.
ALL NEW MG HS
The all-new MG HS offers buyers an exciting and high-quality option with its sporty exterior, and a family friendly interior bearing soft-touch materials used throughout.
The designers from MG have made it a priority to ensure that the cabin is designed in a manner that renders an inviting space for both driver and passengers, with thoughtful space planning and use of quality soft touch finishings. Front passengers can enjoy class-leading shoulder, hip and head room, and rear seat passengers are catered for too with reclining seats; twin rear air vents; USB charging points, as well as a sleek fold-out arm rest which cleverly opens to reveal storage space and twin cup holders.
At the rear, twin tailpipes and an aluminium lower bumper add a classy and sporty finish.
Piano key buttons, turbine design air vents and soft-touch door cards that are curated to be pleasingly tactile all add to a sense of comfort and quality inside the car.
The MG HS comes with a seven-speed DCT transmission which includes a steering wheelmounted ‘Super Sport’ button that engages the car’s Sport mode and illuminates the interior’s red ambient lighting.
The MG HS is equipped with MG’s proprietary suite of high-tech driver aids as standard, making driving a joy with Intelligent Headlight Control; Rear Cross Traffic Alert; Blind Spot Detection, and Door Opening Warning.
Standard features include 18” alloy wheels; keyless entry with push button start; a 10.1” colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; electric folding and heated door mirrors; electrically adjustable heated sports front seats; dual zone climate control; ambient lighting and a stunning panoramic opening Skyroof, and a customisable electronic opening tailgate.
The car will come with a black leather interior.
The MG HS is expected to retail from $125,888 inclusive of COE (correct at press time and valid until 12 January 2020).
ALL NEW MG ZS EV
The all-new MG ZS EV is the first affordable and family friendly electric car that will be introduced in Singapore. Designed to bring EV technology to a wider group of consumers, the all-new MG ZS EV represents an exciting chapter in the MG story.
The all-new MG ZS EV combines spacious and practical design with a clean, efficient and dynamic electric powertrain. Leveraging a NEDC certified range of 335 km and frequent rapid charging capability, families can enjoy the freedom to go anywhere in an electric car. MG is also proud to be offering a 8 Year Warranty on the lithium-ion battery.
Packed with innovative features, the all-new MG ZS EV is designed to provide customers with a stress-free driving experience.
The all-new MG ZS EV is ideal for busy families and those who value practicality. Boasting a generous shoulder, leg and headroom, it also features a substantial and full-sized boot. In the cabin, the panoramic sliding Sky Roof creates a bright and airy experience for the whole family.
Customers will also enjoy the latest generation of MG’s responsive infotainment system which comprises an 8” colour touchscreen featuring satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming.
The all-new MG ZS EV features an intelligently packaged and water-cooled 44.5kWh lithiumion battery pack, fed to a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 105kW / 141bhp of power and 353Nm of instant torque. Water-cooling manages the battery temperature allowing frequent rapid charging and optimum range irrespective of the weather. MG’s ingenious packaging positions the battery pack underneath the car, which translates into no compromise in the cabin or storage space. This also results in a low centre of gravity, thereby enabling the all-new MG ZS EV to be agile and dynamic through corners. The allnew MG ZS EV also boasts impressive technology to maximise range, efficiency and convenience for the driver. With three driving modes and three levels of regenerative braking, the all-new MG ZS EV can be tailored to suit the driver’s preferences, making it a great companion for the daily commute.
Both the car’s internal and external styling elements bear the signature feel of a MG car. The all-new MG ZS EV sports the latest evolution of MG’s distinctive star-rider grille which perfectly frames the famous octagonal logo. It also seamlessly integrates the CCS charging port. The new-style 17” alloy wheels are designed to be light and extremely aerodynamic, helping to maximise the range even further.
The all-new MG ZS EV will come in five exterior colours; Copenhagen blue; laser blue; flare red; black pearl, and York white.
The MG ZS EV is expected to retail from $131,888 inclusive of COE (correct at press time and valid until 12 January 2020).