Tue, 01 October 2019
MG Motor’s brand-new mid-size SUV, the MG RX8, is now officially on sale in the Middle East. Extremely well-equipped and offering huge amounts of space, MG’s first ever seven-seater has a bold yet simple design that makes it stand out from the crowd. At the front, the dual-slot bonnet, the silver lower lip, the chrome grille and the matrix-style LED foglamps are sure to impress. These are set off neatly by features such as the twin chrome exhaust, LED tail lights, LED Headlamps, LED DRL and 20” alloys, depending on trim. There is a choice of six different exterior colours.
A truly capable 4x4, the RX8 offers a real-time 4x4 Torque on Demand (TOD) System, which changes the torque in 0.1 sec. This advanced 4WD system has six different driving modes: Auto for smart selection; 4L for ‘go-anywhere’ low speed, high torque; Off-road for a pure off-roading experience; Snow for low-adhesion, wet surfaces; Sport for a faster throttle response and more aggressive shifting logic; and 2H for fuel efficient high speed cruising in 2WD mode. The entry level (STD) trim comes with a 4x2 rear wheel drive transmission system.
The RX8 is powered by an efficient 220hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that features Net Blue Technology and develops maximum torque of 360Nm. It is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shift gear change.