Since it was presented here, there has been considerable curiosity concerning the future of the MG HS PHEV in Pakistan. They will be laid to rest shortly, as the corporation appears to be preparing to formally debut the automobile in the country.
Last night, MG Pakistan posted a trailer, hinting to the launch of the HS PHEV in Pakistan. Although the facts were not made public, there were subtle hints that the car in question is an HS PHEV.
The first indication is the driver’s display, which is similar to that of an HS. The second and most apparent clue is that the car seen on the driver’s display is indisputably the HS.
Furthermore, the presence of an electric power backup in place of a tachometer implies that the vehicle is either electric or a hybrid; and as there are presently no all-electric HS SUVs in Pakistan, the car in concern is almost certainly a hybrid.
The MG HS PHEV is a plug-in hybrid featuring an internal combustion engine and electric power. The classic 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers 256 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque when combined with a 90 kW hybrid electric motor in the HS PHEV. A 10-speed automatic gearbox transfers this power to the front wheels.
The vehicle also has a 16.6 kWh battery pack installed in the SUV’s bottom-rear part, allowing for improved weight distribution, as well as on-board charging capacity at a flow rate of 3.7 kWh.
The firm claims a fuel average of 55 km/liter, however these values are likely to fluctuate in real. The hybrid powertrain also drives the vehicle to a rather swift 0-100 kmph time of 7.1 seconds.
The car comes outfitted with a slew of cutting-edge technology, including adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, regenerative braking, lane departure warning, and collision warning, among other high-tech features included in the MG pilot package.
According to recent sources, MG has begun accepting reservations for the HS PHEV. However, it appears to be aimed at high-end automobile purchasers, as the update indicates that it is priced at Rs. 7.89 million, with a Rs. 2.5 million booking fee.
Furthermore, there are apparently only a limited number of CBUs now available for booking, with those purchased from the current batch expected to be delivered to consumers by December, but the business has yet to confirm this.
Nonetheless, the present teaser implies that the HS PHEV will be offered in Pakistan on a far bigger scale, and maybe at a reduced price, given the continuous round of price increases.