It’s official, MG’s first foray into the family SUV segment has arrived in the Middle East with the all-new MG RX8. With bold styling, the RX8 offers plenty of options and room for seven.
With smooth lines and a commanding presence, the RX8 stands out with a chrome grille and double-slot bonnet. Either side is flanked by sharp headlights (LED’s on higher trims) while the rear end features a twin chrome exhaust.
Inside, all can look forward to dual-zone climate control, cruise control, push-start engine and a panoramic sunroof. All of which is standard.
Higher trim levels have access to a wireless phone charger, 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power tailgate, 7-inch digital dipslay, ventilated seats, and an eight-speaker audio system.
Only one engine is available, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 220 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, the MG RX8 offers real-time Torque on Demand (TOD) system.
Built on a tough truck chassis frame, the robust seven-seater offers drivers an advanced 4WD system with six different driving modes including Off-road, Sport and Auto.
As for safety, as standard, the MG RX8 comes with a wide range of tech including front and rear sensors with rearview camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, front, side and curtain airbags and active rollover protection.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as lane departure warning system are present on higher trims.
“The MG RX8 is a truly historic car for the MG brand and one that we believe is ideal for the Middle East market.” Said Tom Lee, SAIC Motor Middle East Managing Director.
Prices in the Middle East for the MG RX8 start at USD 21,850 (AED 80,255) and go up to USD 25,700 (AED 94,396) for the top-of-the-range MG RX8. Prices exclude VAT but do include a six-year or 200,000 km warranty as standard.
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