A new line from MG at Massy Motors

A new line from MG at Massy Motors

MG Motor UK Limited (MG Motor) is a very well-known British automotive company with great pedigree headquartered in London. Massy Motors now has three new models of MG vehicles available in Trinidad & Tobago. The all-new model line-up includes the sporty and compact MG 3, the mid-spec MG ZS SUV and the high spec MG HS SUV all in varying trim levels and at inviting price points.

The MG3

The MG3 is a fun compact, sporting a zippy 1.5L engine with an automatic transmission and 15″ alloy wheels. Available locally in 6 distinct colours including Tartan Red, Tudor Yellow and Regal Blue, the MG3 face-lift features updated exterior styling, which incorporates MG’s new design language and an upgraded interior with a large 8″ touchscreen. 

The interior, complete with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, feels a lot larger than the vehicle looks and the infotainment system has more features than you’d expect from a similarly priced vehicle with included Apple Carplay and backup parking sensors.

Safety is on point with front, side and curtain airbags, ABS braking, electronic brake distribution, cornering brake control and electronic stability control. The “follow me home” headlamp feature adds to your personal security when exiting the vehicle at night.

The MG ZS

This mid-spec SUV is full of features that you won’t expect for the price. The well-equipped “Excite” and the full-featured “Essence” share almost all the bells and whistles save for a few, bringing real value regardless of which trim level you choose. Both come with a peppy 1.5L, four-speed automatic transmission with sport mode, 4-wheel disc brakes and 17″ alloy wheels.

Both trim levels feature a large touchscreen that includes Apple CarPlay for your music, apps and Waze for turn-by-turn navigation around T&T. The Essence boasts a powerful 6 speaker sound system with 3D sound effects and a reverse camera, while the Excite carries a capable 4 speaker array and reverse sensors. Steering wheel controls let the driver keep their hands on the wheel. Both models also come equipped with projector headlights, LED daytime running lights and fog lamps.

Safety is paramount with both the Essence and Excite equipped with boneless wiper blades that hug the windscreen, dual front, side and curtain airbags, a stability control system, electronic brake assist and hill launch assist.

The MG HS

As a luxurious high-spec SUV, the MG HS is very well equipped, available in two trim levels “Core” and “Excite”. The powerful 1.5L turbocharged engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission in both models and gives 160hp and a great 250nm of torque. Road carving McPherson struts up front are combined with multi-link suspension in the rear along with 4-wheel disc brakes to ensure stability and control.

As expected in high-end SUVs, the feature list is extensive and most features are standard in both trim levels, despite the affordable pricing. Both models have all the safety features including ABS, ABD, ESC etc. and also add lane change assist and departure warning, blind-spot and forward-collision warning and a rear cross-traffic alert system. Additional driver aids include automatic rain-sensing wipers hill start and descent control, auto hold braking and an electronic parking brake.

The infotainment system boasts a massive 10.1″ capacitive touch screen with Apple CarPlay, reverse camera and navigation. Two front and two rear USB ports make charging and connectivity easily accessible by all passengers, The advanced steering wheel controls put all the commands at the driver’s fingertips. The higher-end Excite trim level adds paddle shifters, a sport-mode button, dual-zone climate control and LED ambient lighting to the cabin. The Excite also adds 18″ alloy wheels, an electric liftgate at the back and LED headlights, while the Core features 17″ alloy wheels and halogen projectors up front.

The styling on all the models and trim levels is unique, especially with the distinct front grille and large MG logo, giving a lot of road presence. What really stood out to us was the number of high-end features at the price point. At the time of writing, the MG3 was priced at TT$169,000.00 for the Core trim level, the ZS at $185,000.00 for the 1.5 Excite and $199,000.00 for the 1.5 Essence, while the well equipped HS was priced at $229,000.00 for the 1.5T Core and $254,000.00 for the higher trimmed 1.5T Excite. Massy Motors have really hit it out of the park with this lineup. You can find out more at www.mgmotortt.com for the virtual tour and to book a test drive.



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