The all-new MG HS mid-size SUV is yet to go on sale in Australia, but the brand has announced a new powered-up plug-in hybrid version in its home market of China.
The new MG eHS plug-in hybrid model has been revealed at the Guangzhou auto show in China in November, and the specifications of the powertrain of the Mazda CX-5 competitor are at the front of the mid-size SUV pack.
There’s a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 125kW of power, which is the same as you find in the regular HS model. But it’s backed by a 90kW electric motor, that helps pushed the combined power output to approximately 215kW – though reports state the combined figure is closer to 225K – while the torque out stands at a huge 480Nm.
The model is expected to be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96km/h) in 5.8 seconds – faster than any other mid-sized mainstream SUV currently on sale.
The eHS has a 16.6kWh battery pack, which is apparently good for 75 kilometres of electric driving. Taking care of power management duties is a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineDecember 4, 2019 9:05 am