Auto Class Cars, the authorised distributor of MG in Qatar, has announced that the MG RX5 compact SUV will be available to purchase in the Qatari market from the end of April. MG Motor’s new ‘Hero SUV’ will be available from the MG showroom on Salwa Road, with prices starting at around 54,000QR.
The new MG RX5 will appeal to a range of customers in Qatar, especially younger buyers looking for value for money in a stylish, technologically-advanced package that allows them to stand out from the crowd. Equipped with a 1.5T petrol engine and 7-speed automatic gearbox the MG RX5 is available as entry level standard or mid-range COM models. The more powerful 2.0T power plant is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and is offered for either COM or top-of-the-range LUX trim levels, with the latter featuring All-Wheel Drive.
The MG RX5 boasts an attractive, futuristic design that is instantly recognisable, notably at the front where the stylish square LED headlamps, imposing wing-shaped grille and innovative fog lamps endow it with real on-the-road presence. Sporty five-spoke, two-tone 18” rims are combined with a sharp waistline that rises from front to rear, enhancing the dynamic look. At the rear, a chrome plate stretches out to the dual tail lights, visually extending the vehicle width – reminiscent of the style of certain premium German models.
Commenting on the new model, Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director of SAIC Motor Middle East, the parent company of MG Motor, said: “The MG RX5 is the latest model to join MG’s exciting range of cutting-edge vehicles, and embodies the positive, new direction this famous brand is taking. As MG strengthens its on-the-ground presence across the Middle East, we believe that this new compact SUV possesses all the attributes to push the brand to the front of mind of the region’s car buyers.”
Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Automotive Operations Director - NBK holding added: “The MG RX5 is a valuable addition to the wide range of MG cars that Auto Class Cars will offer in Qatar. We are looking forward to the showroom opening in April when our customers will be able to see and feel the line-up of sedans and SUV Crossovers which have been designed to meet all their requirements.”
MG, a British born car maker, was established in 1924 and is renowned globally for its historic models, awards and achievements. The brand has recently launched two new models in the Middle East, the MG RX5 and MG ZS, and is set to introduce further models to the lineup later this year. MG is benefiting from heavy investment from its parent company, SAIC Motor, which was listed in the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list for the 13th consecutive year, ranking #41 overall and 7th amongst all global automakers – it’s highest ever ranking.
Auto Class Cars is a subsidiary of NBK Holding and the authorized distributor of MG and Maxus, both part of SAIC MOTOR. NBK Holding is one of the leading family businesses in Qatar. Established in the 1950’s, NBK widened its umbrella of businesses to include several new companies with various operations and partnered with key multi-national organizations. Today, Nasser Bin Khaled Holding is a lead provider of premium products and incomparable services, strategically aligning itself with the world’s best automotive companies, and managing more first-class companies and dealerships.