2018 MG 360 debuts in UAE and GCC
Chinese-British automotive brand MG has announced the launch of the new MG 360 in the Middle East, apparently the first region in the world to get this new model after China where it is known as the Roewe 360.
The MG 360 features the brand’s new ‘silk modelling’ design language, offering a “distinctive contemporary exterior look that is accentuated by the sleek side lines and ribbed bonnet.” This is complemented by LED running lamps at the front and rear, side indicators integrated into the door mirrors and 16-inch alloy wheels.
MG openly mentions that its key rivals are the Nissan Sunny, Kia Rio and Toyota Yaris in terms of price, claiming the 360 has more cabin space thanks to its 2660mm wheelbase that is longer than most key competitors as it is more the size of a Toyota Corolla. The MG also offers 482 litres of boot space, 40/60 foldable rear seats and up to 23 different storage spaces.
The new model is available with “Intelligent Telematics System”, an “InkaLink Vehicle System” that is Android Mobile compatible, an 8-inch touchscreen, a digital speedometer and Bluetooth hands-free telephone. Safety features such as ABS, EBD, ESP, EBA, overspeed warning and a tyre pressure monitoring system are all available, as are electric power steering, parking sensors, a rear parking camera and cruise control.
The new model has been built with a reinforced body structure with 70% high-strength steel. The model has also undergone reliability testing and received a 5-star C-NCAP crash rating.
The MG 360’s 1.5-litre “DVCT” engine claims 6.3 litres/100 km of fuel consumption, while making 109 hp as well as 135 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
The compact sedan is expected to be priced as the same level as sub-compact rivals, as was the MG 350 before it.
For prices and specs, visit the MG buyer guide.