MG Qatar, represented in Qatar by Auto Class Cars, has launched the all-new MG RX5, which represents the new, second generation the popular SUV, reflecting the British-born brand’s commitment to diversify its line-up by unveiling a sporty new model.
The launching ceremony was held at the Education City Golf Club by Frank Zauner, General Manager, Auto Class Cars, Zaher Janbih, MG Country Brand Manager, Karim Monier, Marketing Manager at Auto Class Cars, VIP guests and members of media.
HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Executive Manager of the Automotive sector at NBK Group said: “Auto Class Cars and MG continue their successful journey in Qatar and maintain their leading position to offer customers the latest creations of the brand. We are committed to providing the best customer service and continuing our growth to cope with the rapid changes in the automotive industry. We are proud of our relationship with MG which proved its strong presence in Qatar, the region and across the world and became one of the most reliable and trusted brands”.
Frank Zauner, General Manager, Auto Class Cars, said in the ceremony: “We are pleased to launch the new RX5, an upgraded version that will capture the hearts of car enthusiasts. We are confident that this car will add great value to our operations and the local market. The launch of the new MG RX5 is part of our ongoing plans to provide the best SUV model at competitive prices to our customers with new enhanced features.”
Available in three trims, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 will strengthen the British-born brand’s increasingly popular model portfolio, offering customers even more style, technology and travelling comfort at great value prices.
Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s Middle East operations, commented:
“MG’s popularity in the region has been greatly driven by the demand for our great value SUVs, and we expect the all-new 2023 MG RX5 to enhance this demand. It will offer that extremely appealing combination of competitive pricing, fantastic equipment levels and eye-catching styling, for which new MG models are renowned and appreciated by car buyers across the Middle East.”
Incorporating 22 stylish design enhancements, eight performance upgrades and 25 configuration upgrades, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 is designed to provide a healthy and comfortable, safe and efficient, intelligent and connected travel experience. The arrival of the MG’s newest SUV is set to help the brand reinforce its position in the top six of Middle East car makers.
The all-new 2023 MG RX5 harnesses the latest technology with the introduction of a second-generation Net Blue petrol engine, offering more power and greater efficiency. This 1.5T high-pressure direct injection turbocharged unit delivers 171hp and max. torque of 275Nm – a significant 10 percent higher than its predecessor - powering the new model to a top speed of 190 km/h, while its fuel economy figure is 6.8 l/100km. All models are equipped with an innovative 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for smoother, more efficient gear changes and optimum reliability.
A new digital computing design method was adopted for the all-new 2023 MG RX5 in order to develop its youthful, dynamic looks. This is most noticeable at the front, where the new, eye-catching and wide three-dimensional geometric grille is flanked by sleek, full crystal LED headlamps with C–shaped daytime running lights. The rear echoes the front, with a solid and stable stance. The new designed LED taillights inspired by High-speed Quantum Energy Block brings an impressive visual effect when illuminated and the "Twin-Aero" rear spoiler enhances the sporty image of the vehicle.
Designers of MG’s newest SUV were inspired by the intelligence and originality of home design to create a truly natural and comfortable cabin space. The aesthetically-designed cabin is padded with soft materials to ensure total comfort for occupants during their journey. The central control panel integrates a stylish, hi-tech 14.1” HD vertical touchscreen, that floats up and over the redesigned dashboard. The ergonomic gear lever wouldn’t look out of place in a spacecraft, while positioning the central armrest level with the door armrests ensures an ergonomic design more akin to that of a comfy sofa. There are plenty of storage spaces and even a wireless mobile phone charger on top-of-the-range models.
MG’s designers placed a firm emphasis on using technology to make the 2023 MG RX5’s cabin a healthy place to be. In a world first, a UVC deep ultraviolet optical antivirus system completely sterilizes the flow of air into the car through the air conditioning. This is complemented by an ultra-efficient filter element; special nano fabric roof lining has both anti-bacterial and odour-reducing properties.
The impressive specification levels include the availability of leather seats, a 12.3” virtual cluster panel with trip computer, a 6-way electric driver seat with lumbar support, 4-way electric passenger seats, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, GPS navigation, as well as front, side and curtain airbags.
Cruise control, push-button ignition, keyless entry and a rear view camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on full option models, to give the driver full control and peace of mind on their journey.
MG cars are renowned for featuring the latest safety technology and the all-new 2023 MG RX5 is no different. Occupant safety is prioritized by the installation of a body structure that comprises over 65% high strength steel to minimize the impact of any collision by absorbing the energy.
The all-new MG RX5 has undergone many rigorous quality tests to ensure it meets the highest safety and durability expectations. These include a five million kilometre road evaluation test, 500,000 hours of laboratory bench tests, light toggle durability tests incorporating 200,000 repetitions and testing the doors by opening and closing them 120,000 times.
The standard Electronic Stability Program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, EBA, ARP, CBC HDC, TCS and BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
The all-new 2023 MG RX5 offers a greatly enhanced travelling experience for all occupants. The chassis features multiple improvements, including an upgraded shock absorber system, to deliver a more stable and comfortable ride, further helped by the low noise Michelin PS4 Tyres and a double-layer laminated soundproof windscreen.
All-new 2023 MG RX5 models will benefit from the brand’s acclaimed 6-years/200,000 km warranty, for ultimate peace of mind.