A new, second generation of MG Motor’s popular MG RX5 SUV has now arrived in the Middle East. Available in three trims, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 will strengthen the British-born brand’s increasingly popular model portfolio, offering customers even more style, technology and travelling comfort at great value prices.
Incorporating 22 stylish design enhancements, eight performance upgrades and 25 configuration upgrades, the all-new 2023 MG RX5 is designed to provide a healthy and comfortable, safe, efficient, intelligent, and connected travel experience. The arrival of the MG’s newest SUV is set to help the brand reinforce its position in the top six Middle East car makers.
The all-new 2023 MG RX5 harnesses the latest technology with the introduction of a second-generation Net Blue petrol engine, offering more power and greater efficiency. This 1.5T high-pressure direct injection turbocharged unit delivers 171hp and max. torque of 275Nm – a significant 10 per cent more than its predecessor – powering the new model to a top speed of 190 km/h, while its fuel economy figure is 6.8 l/100km. All models are equipped with an innovative seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission for smoother, more efficient gear changes and optimum reliability.
A new digital computing design method was adopted for the all-new 2023 MG RX5 in order to develop its youthful, dynamic looks. This is most noticeable at the front, where the new, eye-catching, and wide three-dimensional geometric grille is flanked by sleek, full crystal LED headlamps with C-shaped daytime running lights. The rear echoes the front, with a solid and stable stance. The newly designed LED taillights inspired by High-Speed Quantum Energy Block bring an impressive visual effect when illuminated and the “Twin-Aero” rear spoiler enhances the sporty image of the vehicle.
Designers of MG’s newest SUV were inspired by the intelligence and originality of home design to create a truly natural and comfortable cabin space. The aesthetically designed cabin is padded with soft materials to ensure total comfort for occupants during their journey. The central control panel integrates a stylish, hi-tech 14.1” HD vertical touchscreen, that floats up and over the redesigned dashboard. The ergonomic gear lever wouldn’t look out of place in a spacecraft, while positioning the central armrest level with the door armrests ensures an ergonomic design more akin to that of a comfy sofa. There are plenty of storage spaces and even a wireless mobile phone charger on top-of-the-range models.
MG’s designers placed a firm emphasis on using technology to make the 2023 MG RX5’s cabin a healthy place to be. In a world first, a UVC deep ultraviolet optical antivirus system completely sterilises the flow of air into the car through air conditioning. This is complemented by an ultra-efficient filter element; special nano fabric roof lining has both anti-bacterial and odour-reducing properties.
The impressive specification levels include the availability of leather seats, a 12.3” virtual cluster panel with a trip computer, a six-way electric driver seat with lumbar support, four-way electric passenger seats, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, GPS navigation, as well as front, side and curtain airbags.
Cruise control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, and a rear-view camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on full option models, to give the driver full control and peace of mind on their journey.
MG cars are renowned for featuring the latest safety technology and the all-new 2023 MG RX5 is no different. Occupant safety is prioritised by the installation of a body structure that comprises over 65 per cent high-strength steel to minimise the impact of any collision by absorbing the energy.
The all-new MG RX5 has undergone many rigorous quality tests to ensure it meets the highest safety and durability expectations. These include a five-million-kilometre road evaluation test, 500,000 hours of laboratory bench tests, light toggle durability tests incorporating 200,000 repetitions and testing the doors by opening and closing them 120,000 times.
The standard Electronic Stability Program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, EBA, ARP, CBC HDC, TCS and BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
The all-new 2023 MG RX5 offers a greatly enhanced travelling experience for all occupants. The chassis features multiple improvements, including an upgraded shock absorber system, to deliver a more stable and comfortable ride, further helped by the low-noise Michelin PS4 Tyres and a double-layer laminated soundproof windscreen.
Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s Middle East operations, commented: “MG’s popularity in the region has been greatly driven by the demand for our great value SUVs, and we expect the all-new 2023 MG RX5 to enhance this demand. It will offer that extremely appealing combination of competitive pricing, fantastic equipment levels and eye-catching styling, for which new MG models are renowned and appreciated by car buyers across the Middle East.”
Prices will be announced shortly according to each market. All-new 2023 MG RX5 models will benefit from the brand’s acclaimed six-year/200,000 km warranty, for ultimate peace of mind.