The MG Philippines exhibit at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS,) dubbed “The MG Concourse @ MIAS 2022,” establishes MG’s rich automotive history that spans nearly a century, while simultaneously showcasing the brand’s youthful spirit. The MG Concourse visually transforms by means of a special 3D-mapped “Spotlight Mode,” depicting iconic locations such as London’s Piccadilly Circus and The Bund in Shanghai; thus, demonstrating MG’s global, multi-cultural brand persona, and MG’s youthful and dynamic positioning.
MG PHILIPPINES – The Covenant Car Company, Inc. — This summer, the long-anticipated Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) once again makes its way to the World Trade Center in Pasay City from April 7-10, 2022. MG Philippines is once again excited to take part in what is highly regarded as the country’s biggest, most anticipated car and motor trade show, and the brand will showcase its latest products and services while curating a one-of-a-kind exhibit that demonstrates the rich UK heritage, youthful energy, and global positioning of MG.
The MG Concourse @ MIAS 2022
MG Philippines’ display exhibit at MIAS 2022 is named “The MG Concourse” which denotes a convergence of cultures while offering a safe and exciting venue where people may congregate and establish a deeper connection with the MG brand. The MG Concourse exudes the brand’s innate sophistication and features MG Philippines’ full lineup of locally available MG vehicles, but it is more than simply just an elegant display booth. By means of a special 3D-mapped “Spotlight Mode,” The MG Concourse is able to visually illustrate the many sides of MG: at regular intervals, the MG Concourse shifts into “Spotlight Mode,” altering the exhibit’s look and feel, effectively depicting the youthful side of MG that is energized by cross-cultural dynamism.
The MG Concourse at MIAS 2022 demonstrates how MG is truly a global brand: steeped in rich British heritage, supported by the technological and manufacturing innovations of SAIC Motor—a premier Fortune 500 technology integrator; and heralded locally, with signature Filipino service, by the men and women of The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI)—the official distributor of MG in the Philippines.
“MG Philippines remains focused on delivering products and services that strongly resonate with the Philippine motoring public. We are attuned to the pulse of the local car market and its evolving preferences. Our commitment remains clear to us at TCCCI, for MG to be the most responsible purchase among car buyers. That leads us to continually offer modern and exciting automobiles at attainable price points. It is this commitment that has endeared thousands of Filipinos to the MG brand and its models over the short period of time that TCCCI has been officially distributing MG in the Philippines. Our participation in the MIAS 2022 is a strategic avenue for creating meaningful connections with our current MG owners and the motoring public. We look forward to presenting the best offers on how to own a well-equipped vehicle that shows the clear convergence of the British heritage of MG, the quality manufacturing experience of SAIC International, and the warm, signature care of the Filipino which is a commitment of TCCCI. We invite everyone to enjoy the MG Concourse experience,” says Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of MG Philippines.
More than just an assembly of MG Philippines’ full lineup of vehicles, The MG Concourse also features a stylish Media and VIP lounge called “The Spot”; engaging video presentations, a bespoke coffee bar, and comfortable interiors where clients can chat with MG personnel about the latest MG cars and promos.
MG Philippines Headliners @ MIAS 2022
At The MG Concourse, MG Philippines features two new exciting products: the 2022 MG HS SUV, and an upgraded variant of the widely popular MG 5 Sedan: the MG 5 Core Plus.
Ride It. Drive It. Flex It: The 2022 MG HS SUV
The MG HS SUV is the latest global MG model to join MG Philippine’s growing stable of vehicles, offering discerning motorists a modern, feature-laden, safe, and value-rich vehicle; with premium features and style, a plush and comfortable ride, fine driving dynamics, and all for a very attainable price point.
The HS is powered by a 1.5 inline-4 DOHC turbocharged petrol engine that produces 169PS and 250Nm of torque, mated to a smooth-shifting 7-speed twin-clutch Sportronic Transmission. It is also equipped with modern driver aids such as a Blind Spot Detection System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, EPS 3-mode Adjustable Steering, push start-stop functionality, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, and a proprietary “Sport Mode” that allows for crisper steering and throttle response.
Outside, the new 2022 HS is a stunner: swooping body lines and an athletic stance give the HS a sporty profile, while MG’s signature Stardust Grille completes the vehicle’s athletic-yet-distinguished countenance. Upfront, the HS features powerful LED headlights with 9-Crystal Lighting with sequential turn light functionality (also featured on the vehicle’s taillights.) The HS also rolls in style, riding on 18-inch Diamond Cut alloy wheels, which are standard across the model range.
Big On Value: The MG 5 Core Plus
The MG 5 is one of the most recognizable options in its class for its large cabin and exterior dimensions and feature-loaded package. This value proposition keeps the MG 5 Sedan true to its tagline: “Big in Features, Big in Comfort.” This year, MG Philippines launches the latest variant of this exciting model, which is the MG 5 Core Plus. The Core Plus builds on the strengths of the widely popular Core CVT variant, adding new features such as a 10-inch color display touchscreen equipped with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto; a reversing camera, for a more convenient parking experience; and two additional loudspeakers for better sound quality from the vehicle’s entertainment unit.
Underneath the hood of the MG 5 is a fuel-efficient, 1.5-liter, DOHC 16V, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 112 HP and a best-in-class torque output of 150Nm. Standard safety and convenience highlights of the MG 5 Core Plus include driver and passenger airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes, a Bluetooth handsfree system, cruise control, and a tire pressure monitoring system, just to name a few.
Aside from the MG HS SUV and the MG 5 Core Plus, the full lineup of locally available MG vehicles will be present at the MG Concourse, including the popular ZS Crossover SUV; its turbocharged sibling, the ZST Crossover SUV; the feature-packed MG 5 Alpha sedan; the stylish and sporty MG 6 Fastback Sedan; and the robust RX5 SUV.
The high-value proposition of each MG product is further supplemented by MG Philippines’ premium aftersales offers and services. These include a 5-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first), and a 1-year free periodic maintenance service (PMS.) MG owners can also download the My MG mobile app which allows them to easily schedule vehicle servicing appointments from the convenience of their smartphones. They can also use the app to book a visit from MG Philippines’ Mobile Garage service caravan that provides MG owners with vehicle home service for major technical issues. MG HERO Services, on the other hand, provides 24/7 roadside support through the MG Philippines hotline (+632 5328 - 4664).