The MG brand has made an electric return to the Irish market this month, with what is claimed to be Ireland’s first truly affordable, family friendly range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
MG Motor Ireland has announced the appointment of the first MG Motor dealers for the relaunch of this iconic marque, with six dealerships featuring locations in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Tipperary. A number of the dealers are very recognisable names and have a long heritage within the motor industry in Ireland, so it is a statement of intent for the MG brand.
- Linders Finglas, Finglas Rd, Dublin 11
- Frank Keane MG, Ballymount, Dublin 22
- Johnson & Perrott, Mahonpoint Retail Park, Cork
- Sheils Limerick, Ennis Road, Limerick
- Sheils Galway, Headford Road, Galway
- Colm Hanly Motors, Cashel, Tipperary
The MG ZS EV and the MG HS Plug-in Hybrid EV will debut in all showrooms in December.
The MG ZS EV, a compact SUV Crossover, has a range of 263km and is packed full of high-tech features like MG Pilot that includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Active Emergency Braking and Intelligent High Beam Assist for safe, stress-free driving. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available through the 8” Touchscreen Display that also incorporates the In-car Navigation system, while clever design details like the toggle switches and rotary dial used for operation of the EV drive modes enhance the look and feel of the spacious interior. This specification is standard across all grades with prices starting from just €28,995 for the MG ZS EV Excite.
To upgrade to the MG ZS EV Exclusive will only cost an additional €3,000 with prices starting from €31,995. In addition to the equipment on the Excite, the appeal of the Exclusive grade is obvious when the array of equipment available is considered. This includes Leather Style Seat Upholstery with Heated Front Seats and Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat and perhaps most appealing of all, a Panoramic Sunroof that brings a great sense of light and space to the interior.
The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid EV, a mid-sized family SUV seats 5 adults comfortably, and has ample luggage capacity to boot. In pure EV mode the HS PHEV has a 52km driving range from a 90kW Electric Motor, comfortably providing complete electric driving for the daily needs of many drivers. A full recharge is available in just three hours. The MG HS also includes the impressive MG Pilot suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and boasts generous levels of standard equipment usually reserved for the optional extras price list, such as Power Adjustable and Heated Driver’s Seat, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 360⁰ Camera and, a Digital Drivers Information Display in addition to a 10.1″ Colour Touchscreen Infotainment System. Pricing for the HS Plug-in Hybrid EV range starts from only €33,150 for delivery in early 2021.
The MG Motor electric model range is completed by the MG5 EV Sportwagon which will be available from early 2021 and boasts an impressive EV driving range of 345km and massive luggage capacity thanks to the practical estate body style. More details on the model versions and pricing will be announced soon.
Gerard Rice, Managing Director, MG Motor Ireland, stated: “We are delighted to announce our MG Motor Dealer network from launch and are thrilled to be working with such valued partners to deliver MG Motor sales and aftersales in the Irish market. We look forward to the growth and success of the brand by working closely with the dealers who will look after the electric vehicle desire of the customer as the MG Motor brand is re-born in Ireland.”