MG Motor has revealed the details of its first-ever seven-seat SUV as the British-born automotive brand prepares to introduce the all-new MG RX8 to showrooms region-wide in September this year.
A robust and spacious SUV – with the largest wheelbase in its segment – the new seven-seater introduces MG Motor to a new segment, according to a statement yesterday.
The MG RX8 is a fully equipped 4x4 with six different driving modes. Its strong truck chassis frame is capable of handling the toughest off-road terrains, and is powered by an efficient 220hp 2.0-litre turbo engine. The vehicle’s spacious modular interior features adjustable rear seats and the largest third-row space in its segment.
An array of premium materials, including wood grain and soft-touch trim gives the RX8 a high-class feel. Modern features include a 10-inch touch screen in-car entertainment system, ventilated seats and wireless mobile device charging capabilities.Tom Lee, SAIC Motor regional director – the parent company of MG Motor – said: “For the first time in our 95-year history, MG Motor is introducing a seven-seat SUV. With the all-new MG RX8, we are making a bold move into a segment we’ve never operated in before, and I am confident that this car will make an impact amongst its competitors.”
“2019 sees us introduce three fantastic new products to the Middle East – the MG RX8, MG HS and MG5. With these new products, our Middle East model line-up is stronger and more appealing than ever,” he noted. “The MG brand is growing in the region, and across the globe; our total global sales for the first half of 2019 exceeded 120,000 units.”
“As we enter uncharted territory for the brand with the new RX8, I am confident that we can offer a robust, practical and well-equipped SUV in a segment which is remarkably popular in the Middle East,” Lee added.