What about SUV?
After Volkswagen and Mazda released models, the compact SUV segment split in two, which fell between their subcompact SUVs and larger compacts, in size and price. Thus, the Volkswagen Taos is between the Taigun and the Tiguan, and the Mazda CX-30 is between the CX-3 and the CX-5.
both became models best Sellers And the rest of the manufacturers did not hesitate to follow the same path. For example, Toyota will launch its Corolla Cross SUV in late 2021, which will be positioned between the Rage and RAV4. Now MG has decided to bring RX5.
MG RX5: Engine, Dimensions and Equipment
The RX5 falls in size between the ZS and the HS. With a length of 4.57 meters and a wheelbase of 2.70 metres, the new vehicle offers good space for passengers traveling in the second row of seats.
The exterior design is marked by its angular lines, a large front grille in the shape of a “shark fang”, and a fluorescent green trim encircling the entire vehicle.
Inside, the RX5 is equipped with a 14.1-inch vertical touchscreen that provides access to various functions of the infotainment system and enables connectivity with smartphones via MG Connect, with compatibility for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition, the SUV gets a 7-inch digital instrument panel and a surround sound system that claims to deliver an immersive driving experience.
The RX5 has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 168 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of peak torque. It also includes a variety of electronic safety features like ABS, TCS, ESP and VDC system. Apart from this, it has six airbags in front, side and curtain.
MG RX5 variants and prices in Mexico
The RX5 model, the sixth that the brand brings to the Mexican market, is available in two versions with different entry prices. excited version 479,900 pesos starting price, while elegance edition Its price is 560,900 pesos.
One of MG’s key strategies has been to price the wedge versions of its SUVs. In this sense, the entry version of the HS, the brand’s largest compact SUV, is positioned between the two versions of the RX5, priced at 519,650 pesos.
Hernandez highlighted that although this strategy may generate a certain cannibalism between different products, it aims to make it easier for customers to jump from one model to another and have the option of staying within the brand.
“If you don’t cannibalize yourself, some competitor will,” he says.
Hernandez pointed out that through the synergy of the two models, MG aims to sell around 6,000 units of its compact SUV in the rest of 2023.