The stats are in and as of the end of last month (August), MG have sold 575 plug-in hybrid and pure electric models this year. A huge achievement for the brand. One that only becomes more significant considering it makes MG number one in the plug-in SUV category!

MG ZS EV with Auckland in the background
The MG ZS EV has been leading the way for MG’s electrification

Peter Ciao, CEO of MG AU & NZ commented on NZ car buyers passion for sustainability and the ability of MG to meet those needs from a motoring perspective. Ciao went on to cite the success of the newly released HS PHEV which has taken the market by storm thanks to its 1.7L/100km combined efficiency!

With a 1.5L petrol turbo engine and a hybrid motor, the HS PHEV puts out an impressive 189kW and 370Nm of torque! It will do 63 kilometres in pure electric mode and can be charged with a three pin socket at home.

MG HS PHEV on Waiheke Island
The newly released HS PHEV offers the best of both worlds

The HS PHEV has been immensely popular thanks to its attractive price tag of $47,240 after the Government’s Clean Car Rebate. Not only that, you get MG Pilot Safety System as standard with a panoramic sunroof and front electric heated leather seats! That really is value. Add that to MG’s 7-year battery warranty and 5-year vehicle warranty and you can see why the HS PHEV has been a winner.

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Pictures courtesy of MG Press NZ, words by Matthew D’Souza.

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