MG Motor has added a more value-packed variant of its successful HS Plus EV to its lineup in New Zealand.
Known as the HS Plus Excite, it takes inspiration from the leading technology features that have made the HS Plus EV a hit with discerning Kiwi buyers.
Priced from $50,990, the HS Plus EV shares the same 189kW/370Nm petrol/electric powertrain, plug-in battery and comprehensive safety technology as its high-specification stablemate.
Both HS Plus EV models are powered by the same combination of a direct-injection four-cylinder 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a compact yet powerful 90kW electric motor to produce a total of 189kW and 370Nm, while returning a combined fuel consumption figure of just 1.7L/100km and emitting a mere 39g of CO2 per kilometre.
The new Excite, like the higher-end Essence, accelerates from rest to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds.
Coupled with a liquid-cooled 16.6kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a driving range of 63km (NEDC) on a full charge, the MG HS Plus EV Excite gives consumers an entry-level option to access to the MG HS Plus EV at a more affordable price point.
“The new MG HS Plus EV Excite is perfect for the modern family that is ready to take its first step into EV technology and do its part to help the planet,” said Peter Ciao, CEO at MG Motor Australia and New Zealand. “It has plenty of room, plenty of performance and, most importantly, plenty of flexibility.
“MG Motor is committed to giving its customers more choice by combining high-performance technology and exceptional value.”
The Plus EV Excite comes with the MG Pilot active safety suite, 17” alloy rims, LED daytime running lights and taillights, a 12.3" virtual cockpit and a 10.1” touchscreen infotainment with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The mid-sized five-seat SUV also sports automatic headlights and wipers, keyless entry and pushbutton start, LED daytime running lamps and taillights, electronic park brake and much more.
The MG HS Plus EV Excite arrives with New Zealand drive away pricing from $50,990, which gives you certainty in what you will pay.
The entire MG range, including the HS Plus EV Excite, benefits from a front-to-back 7-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, 7 Year Roadside Assist and 7 Year Warrant of Fitness.