The MG Concourse at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is set to exemplify how MG is truly a global brand: steeped in rich 98-year old British heritage; supported by China’s SAIC Motor, a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator; and heralded locally by the receptive men and women of The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the official distributor of the brand in the Philippines.
Employing a special 3D-mapped “Spotlight Mode,” the MG Concourse depicts iconic locations such as London’s Piccadilly Circus and The Bund in Shanghai, demonstrating MG’s global, multicultural brand persona, and MG’s youthful and dynamic positioning.
Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of MG Philippines, explained:
“MG Philippines remains focused on delivering products and services that strongly resonate with the Philippine motoring public. We are attuned to the pulse of the local car market and its evolving preferences. Our commitment remains clear to us at TCCCI, for MG to be the most responsible purchase among car buyers. That leads us to continually offer modern and exciting automobiles at attainable price points. It is this commitment that has endeared thousands of Filipinos to the MG brand and its models over the short period of time that TCCCI has been officially distributing MG in the Philippines. Our participation in the MIAS 2022 is a strategic avenue for creating meaningful connections with our current MG owners and the motoring public. We look forward to presenting the best offers on how to own a well-equipped vehicle that shows the clear convergence of the British heritage of MG, the quality manufacturing experience of SAIC International, and the warm, signature care of the Filipino which is a commitment of TCCCI. We invite everyone to enjoy the MG Concourse experience.”
The MIAS will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from April 7-10, 2022.
Apart from MG Philippines’ full lineup of vehicles (the popular ZS Crossover SUV; its turbocharged sibling, the ZST Crossover SUV; the feature-packed MG 5 Alpha sedan; the stylish and sporty MG 6 Fastback Sedan; and the robust RX5 SUV), the MG Concourse is set to showcase two new exciting products: the 2022 MG HS SUV, and an upgraded variant of the widely popular MG 5 Sedan: the MG 5 Core Plus.
2022 HS SUV
The HS SUV is the latest global MG model to join MG Philippine’s growing stable of vehicles. It offers discerning motorists a modern, feature-laden, safe, and value-rich vehicle; premium features and style, a plush and comfortable ride, fine driving dynamics, and all for a very attainable price point.
The HS is powered by a 1.5 inline-4 DOHC turbocharged gasoline engine and mated to a smooth-shifting 7-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Transmission, produces 167 hp and 250 Nm of torque. It is also equipped with modern driver aids such as a Blind Spot Detection System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, EPS 3-mode Adjustable Steering, push start-stop functionality, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and a proprietary “Sport Mode” that allows for crisper steering and throttle response.
With MG’s signature Stardust Grille, the HS sports a swooping body lines and an athletic stance thanks to its 18-inch Diamond Cut alloy wheels (standard across the two variants), powerful LED headlights with 9-Crystal Lighting with sequential turn light functionality (also featured on the vehicle’s tail lights). The HS’s cabin features an ambient lighting system that can change color according to one’s preference.
Good until April 30, 2022, the HS is available for an introductory cash price of P1,158,888 for the HS SUV Alpha variant, and P1,208,888 for the Trophy variant (the SRP of each variant of the new MG HS is as follows: MG HS Alpha 1.5T: P1,258,888 while the MG HS Trophy 1.5T at P1,308,888)
MG 5 Core Plus
Also at the MIAS, MG Philippines is set to launch the latest variant of the MG 5. The Core Plus builds on the strengths of the widely popular MG 5 Core CVT, adding new features such as a 10-inch color display touchscreen equipped with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto function; a reversing camera, for a more convenient parking experience; and two additional loudspeakers for better sound quality from the vehicle’s entertainment unit.
Powering MG 5 Core Plus is a fuel efficient, 1.5-liter, DOHC 16V, naturally aspirated gasoline engine that produces 112 hp and a best-in-class torque output of 150 Nm. Standard safety and convenience highlights of the MG 5 Core Plus include driver and passenger airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes, a Bluetooth handsfree system, cruise control, and a tire pressure monitoring system, just to name a few.
The MG 5 Core Plus retails for only P748,888. It is also available with the following promos: a Low Down Payment promo: P63,000 or Cash Discount Price of P683,888.
The high value proposition of each MG product is further supplemented by MG Philippines’ premium aftersales offers and services. These include a 5-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first), and 1-year free periodic maintenance service (PMS.) MG owners can also download the My MG mobile app which allows them to easily schedule vehicle servicing appointments from the convenience of their smartphones. They can also use the app to book a visit from MG Philippines’ Mobile Garage service caravan that provides MG owners with vehicle home service for major technical issues. MG HERO Services, on the other hand, provides 24/7 roadside support through the MG Philippines hotline (+632 5328 – 4664).
MG Philippines is supported by 39 official dealerships nationwide, servicing clients in all major island groups in the Philippines. These include: MG Alabang, MG BF Paranaque, MG Commonwealth, MG Congressional, MG Greenhills, MG Makati, MG Marikina, MG North-EDSA, MG Otis Manila, MG Pasay, MG Quezon Avenue, MG Sucat, MG Calasiao, MG Ilocos Norte, MG Cabanatuan, MG Marilao, MG Nueva Ecija-South, MG Pulilan, MG San Fernando, MG Bacoor, MG Batangas, MG Dasmarinas, MG Carmona, MG Lipa, MG San Pablo, MG Sta. Rosa, MG Taytay, MG Camarines Sur, MG Iloilo, MG Bacolod, MG Cebu-Mandaue, MG Cebu-Talisay, MG Bohol, MG Tacloban, MG Zamboanga, MG Cagayan de Oro, MG Valencia, MG Davao, and MG General Santos.
Visit https://www.mgmotor.com.ph/dealers for a list of MG Philippines dealerships and their respective contact details, and browse through MGmotor.com.ph for more information about MG Philippines products and services. Sign up for a test drive at The MG Concourse and get behind the wheel of a modern, global, British heritage MG.