2021 MG HS: Luxury Crossover on a Budget

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You’ll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief when you first look at the 2021 MG HS. Every inch of the new MG HS is as eye-catching and impressive as it can be.

In addition to sporty looks, the MG HS offers luxurious ride comfort and an exciting driving experience. The base model comes with a front wheel drive but the MG HS Trophy trim is equipped with an Intelligent All Wheel Drive (AWD).

It has a top speed of 210km / hour and accelerates fairly quickly. What was most surprising to us was the six-speed dual clutch transmission gearbox which manages high speed upshifts and downshifts seamlessly.

The vehicle is equipped with Eco, Normal, Comfort and Sports mode for your convenient driving style. To add an extra punch, the MG HS luxury trim is equipped with a super sport response system that releases maximum torque for best acceleration.

A few things the HS needs to work on for future models perhaps are the excessive body roll. The vehicle also does not feel confident on sharp bends and a bit unstable at high speeds.

Exterior:

The HS stylish exterior has multiple highlights. From the iconic the star rider grille and the prominent MG badge, right through all the way to the rear combination tail lights.

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2021 MG HS is a muscular and athletic SUV in every sense of the word, with the slick craftsmanship and impressive proportions ensuring you are driving a model that has been carefully designed and lovingly detailed.

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It comes equipped with two-tone LED headlights – embedded with nine crystal LEDs – for exceptional visibility, LED Daytime Running Light and sequential tail lights.

18 inch alloy wheels, red sports brake disc calipers, electric folding door mirrors and a power tailgate are some of the features that make it even more desirable.

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2021 MG HS Specs:

Engine: 2.0 Liter 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
Horsepower: 230 Bhp
Torque: 360 Nm
Drive System: All Wheel Drive
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic (Dual Clutch) Transmission

Interior:

The cabin of the 2021 MG HS is covered in up to 85% in leather – The vehicle we are testing had Red racing-class integrated MG sports bucket seats, paddle-shifts, a D shaped steering wheel and a sports pedal.

Driver seating is fitted with 6 Way Powered Lumbar Support and a 4 Way Powered Passenger Seat to comfortably adjust your seating position before you start your journey. Second row is very spacious with ample head and leg room for 3 occupants.

The instrument panel features a 12.3-inch screen where the driver is be able to access key performance data in a contemporary presentation. Not only that, but this instrument panel interacts with the 10.1-inch color touchscreen that is the hub of activity.

The panoramic sunroof is definitely best in class. Front and second row occupants can equally enjoy amazing skyline views.

The cabin appears to have decent noise insulation as we noticed the ride to be quiet and free from road or wind noise. Keeping in mind the unforgiving UAE summers, the MG HS is equipped with a Dual Zone Climate Control AC and a rear AC vent.

2021 MG HS Price in UAE:

The 2021 MG HS starts from AED 80,850 in the UAE with the Trophy Trim priced at AED 95,000.

MG HS Ratings
  • Performance - 7.7/10
    7.7/10
  • Driving Pleasure - 6.9/10
    6.9/10
  • Looks and Style - 9.1/10
    9.1/10
  • Fuel Economy - 8.7/10
    8.7/10
  • Value for Money - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
8.4/10

Summary

The MG HS is unbelievably luxurious for its price. It offers top quality ride comfort, has a decent infotainment system, spacious seating for all passengers, quick acceleration and good fuel economy. We feel it will be very popular in the UAE as well the rest of the middle east.

Pros

  • Beautiful Exterior
  • Comfortable Seats
  • Luxurious Cabin
  • Premium Ride Quality
  • Dual Clutch Transmission

Cons

  • Unstable at High Speeds
  • Lazy Handling
  • Body Roll
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Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.