Perfectly at home on Brunei roads

Lyna Mohamad

Since its debut in Brunei Darussalam, the all-new MG HS has gained quite a demand with customers describing it as being very smooth and easy to handle and beautiful with an elegant interior.

With a design that is purposeful, sporty and perfectly at home on Brunei roads, the MG HS was first introduced with its Comfort and Deluxe editions by local authorised distributor and importer of MG Motor, GHK Motors Sdn Bhd.

The HS features a premium and Euro-centric design aesthetic and elevated craftsmanship, beautiful materials and high levels of standard equipment across the whole range. It is bigger and feels more finished and refined than the ZS.

Features include the MG Pilot driver assistance suite, combined with its advanced safety, technology and entertainment features.

The HS creates a new definition of attainable style for buyers seeking a high-quality alternative to conventional choices in the mid-to-large family SUV category.

The latest iteration of MG’s stellar field grille perfectly frames the largest MG logo at the front, which sits perfectly between the sensual headlights creating a refined, distinctively sporty feel. PHOTO: MG MOTOR
The Grand Deluxe focusses on the luxury and comfort aspect of the MG HS, with interesting and fun features, including interior multi-colour ambient lighting, two-toned interior sport bucket seats, pre-tinted panoramic sunroof and electrical seats adjustment. PHOTO: RAHWANI ZAHARI
The all-new MG HS PHOTOS: RAHWANI ZAHARI & LYNA MOHAMAD
The centre console area is well designed with a simple, sleek finish and it’s all quite functional
ABOVE & BELOW: The 1.5L turbocharged engine is smooth, refined and efficient; and the panoramic sunroof

There is enough room in the front row for taller passengers to sit comfortably without feeling cramped and a good amount of space between front passengers.

Since its introduction, both models have been hot sellers in the MG line and seeing this desire for the HS, GHK Motors recently brought in a much luxurious version of the HS – the MG HS Grand Deluxe.

The Grand Deluxe focusses on the luxury and comfort aspect of the MG HS, with interesting and fun features, including interior multi-colour ambient lighting, two-toned interior sport bucket seats, pre-tinted panoramic sunroof and electrical seats adjustment, making it an affordable luxury for customers.

Set to become the brand’s most stylish SUV with a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the MG HS incorporates the latest MG design language and futuristic features such as lane departure warning, blind spot detection, a 360-degree camera and a 10-inch touchscreen display.

The interior, inspired by MG’s sporty heritage, boasts an elegant racing feel featuring sports pedals, a bright red super sport mode button and leather seats with contrasting red stitching which, as you settle in behind the steering wheel, makes you feel good while driving and in an entirely different spirit.

The HS’ cabin simply oozes class, boasting a spacious interior with a variety of soft-touch and pleasingly tactile materials, contrasting colours and metallic accents, as well as both round and rectangular air vents which lend a stylish edge.

The centre console area is well designed with a simple, sleek finish and it’s all quite functional. The HS has a raised driving position to sit head and shoulders above the rest, plenty of leg room on the second row between the knees and the seat in front, in addition to a mini cooler box and four USB ports that just make it great for cooling drinks and charging devices over long trips.

There is a competitive luggage space at the booth that opens and closes with an electrically operated tailgate for easier access. The driver’s display is neatly arranged and clear, and the stalk mounted on the left side of the steering column is pretty easy to work out.

Stepping into the vehicle is just not about the sight and feel but also the comfort of an insulated and quiet cabin while driving, regardless on the speed, as there is almost no annoying tyre or wind noise penetrating into the cabin, providing an all-round solid feel.

Another highlight of the interior is the electric panoramic sunroof which floods the cabin with natural light during the day, while at night the interactive ambient cabin lighting that can be adjusted to suit individual preferences and runs throughout the interior creating a warm and inviting social space.

Technology and connectivity is at the heart of the HS. Hence, it has a sharp and responsive 10.1-inch multimedia screen compatible for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for ultimate comfort, connectivity and seamless integration with phones, apps and music and has its own multimedia system with Bluetooth connectivity.

On the exterior of the HS, the latest iteration of MG’s stellar field grille perfectly frames the largest MG logo at the front, which sits perfectly between the sensual headlights creating a refined, distinctively sporty feel, while the headlights themselves offer enhanced visibility for clearer and safer turning.

The exterior’s sleek lines and gleaming alloys provide a point of contrast and bold statement. To the rear it ends with the twin tailpipes and an aluminium bumper that projects vibrant poise and self-assurance.

Moving on to the technical specs and features of the HS, the 1.5L turbocharged engine is smooth, refined and efficient, you just need to adjust your driving style to compensate. Parking manoeuvering is assisted through a reverse parking camera.

The all new HS also offers a suite of impressive active features, which are designed to assist the driver, maintaining safety and simplifying day-to-day driving such as the Adaptive Cruise Control. Additionally, Active Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Detection, Traffic Jam Assist, Intelligent High Beam Assist and Lane Keep Assist and all these features play a part in giving a robust protection in any situation.

Overall, the HS range is extremely well equipped, but its unique character differentiates it from other cars on the market or other SUVs in the MG line-up as it is positioned to appeal to customers who are looking to upgrade from their current vehicle and stand out from the crowd.

Owning an MG is synonymous with style and reverence.

With the MG HS possessing the looks of a SUV but the soul of a sports car, it will definitely be a head turner displaying a completely new benchmark of sophistication, bringing together elegant looks with high quality finishes. With the long list of standard features and highlights, you get proper value for money.