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MG GT: A sport sedan for the young at heart

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(Photos: MG Middle East) 
MG Motor has launched the all-new 2022 MG GT. The British-born brand is owned by Chinese giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC, formerly Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) — a Fortune Global 100 company and one of China’s “big four” state-owned automakers. Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG also produces saloons and coupés. In its commitment to diversifying its vehicle range, it unveiled this new sports sedan model.اضافة اعلان

The all-new MG GT offers customers in the Middle East and Jordan a new alternative in the sedan segment, with its bold, sporty look and options for powertrains, including 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engines and 1.5-liter engines with turbocharging that provide maximum levels of power and performance. The price tag starts at JD23,500. 

Inspired by the classic two-door MGB sports car, the GT is the third sedan to join MG’s growing portfolio of cost-effective and value-for-money offerings.  With the brand’s focus on young customers, as demonstrated by its ‘to the maximum’ philosophy, the new model is expected to generate great interaction among the young and the young at heart, as it reflects, according to MG, independence, aspirations, passion, and adventurous spirit.


(Photos: MG Middle East) 

The MG GT 1.5T comes with a highly efficient 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a DCT gearbox, delivering a maximum output of 173 hp and a maximum torque of 250Nm, with acceleration hitting100 km/h within 8 seconds.

The 1.5L is powered by a fuel-efficient, fourth-generation 1.5-liter engine that delivers 118 horsepower and is mated to an iCVT gearbox.  Both models are equipped with XDS dynamic diffraction control, which further enhances the driving experience. Dynamic performance is further assisted by the sporty aerospace-grade aluminum chassis with a compact structure, delivering driving comfort and firmer handling.

The GT is the first sports sedan from the brand to shine through the third generation of the MG family’s design language.  A large front grille in a digital flame pattern is separated from the slim LED headlights, enhancing the car’s dynamic presence. To complement the bold, pressed-down bonnet shape, the car features a rear inverted pattern, which further enhances the sporty look. Additionally, it dons a chrome trim from end to end as well as a wide shoulder and optional tomahawk axe-style alloy wheels.



(Photos: MG Middle East) 

The dynamic look and feel are also evident in the interior, which is available in contrasting red or black.  The seats adopt a design that considers the principles of smooth use, giving the driver optimum comfort and more support for the body.  A large 10-inch touch screen is standard, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technologies, enabling drivers to easily use their smart devices in the car.


(Photos: MG Middle East) 

The sports sedan lives up to MG’s reputation for great value and is therefore well-equipped with a host of technologies that reflect the brand’s forward-thinking approach. The model includes electronic chassis stability control, pdc reverse radar, mg pilot intelligent driving assistance, 360° surround monitoring, navigation cruise control, and forward collision warning, among other systems.

Mohammed Shahin, MESC, the importers of MG in Jordan, commented: “The all-new MG GT serves as testimony to our challenger brand status as we continually seek to exceed expectations, while also introducing a new direction in regards to our design language. The model is a well-equipped car that will further enhance the diverse nature of our exceptional line-up in Jordan.


(Photos: MG Middle East) 

It is also the ideal model for younger buyers who are looking for a cost-efficient, sporty car that delivers strong performance and provides drivers with an exciting driving experience, while simultaneously reflecting their rebellious spirit.”

The all-new MG GT is a sporty addition to the attractive model lineup of MG in Jordan and will provide yet another Chinese option filled with all the bells and whistles, standing unique with its touch of British heritage. 

FUN FACT
The GT is the newest member of the MG family of sedans.

GOOD
Modern styling, premium feel, rich interior, and impressive performance and fuel economy.

BAD
The front end design is rather divisive.

AUTHOR’S RATING
8.0/10

BODY TYPE
C segment sedan

ENGINE
4 cylinder, 1.5 turbocharged DOHC VVT with direct injection and automatic stop/start.

TRANSMISMISSION
Transmission, 7-speed auto DCT, front-wheel drive.

ENGINE POWER
Horse Power: 173hp/Torque: 250Nm

TOP SPEED
Km/h: 215
0 to 100km/h: 8.5 Seconds 

Fuel Consumption
Combined 5.9 liters/100km

DIMENSIONS
Length 4675mm
Width 1842mm
Height 1473mm
Wheelbase 2680mm
Curb weight 1260kg

PRICE
Starting price JD23,500


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