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21 MG HS 1.5 T-GDI PHEV Excite 5dr Auto

From £17,698
£299 Deposit
£299 Per month

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.1" colour touchscreen12.3" Full digital driver information display
360 degree parking cameraAdaptive cruise control
Android AutoApple CarPlay
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)Bluetooth connectivity
Intelligent speed assistLane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
PASRear cross traffic alert
Rear parking sensorsSatellite navigation system
Traffic jam assistTrip computer
USB mobile phone charging function 


6 speaker audio systemDAB audio

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights
Bi-function projection headlightBody colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsFollow me home headlights
Front and rear aero wiperFront and rear electric windows with one-touch up/down
Front fog lightsIntelligent high beam
LED centre brake lightLED daytime running lights
Rain sensing wipersSilver roof rails

Interior Features

12V power sockets2nd row 60/40 split fold seat
2nd row seat with 2 stage incline adjustment3 rear headrests
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest6 way electric adjustable drivers seat + lumbar support
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront centre sliding armrest with storage compartment
Front headrestsHeated front seats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
Leather steering wheelLeather style upholstery

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detectionAnti rolling protection
Cornering brake control (CBC)Driver, passenger and 2nd row rear seat belt reminder
Dual front airbagsElectric parking brake with auto hold function
ESPFront passenger airbag deactivation switch
Front seat belt height adjusterFront seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
Front side airbagsHill descent control
Hill launch assistRear outer seatbelt pretensioner and load limiter
Side curtain airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system


Alarm system and engine immobiliserKeyless entry and push button start system
Remote central lockingSpeed sensing door locks


18" Hurricane diamond cut alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh16.6Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)420
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.2
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)180Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7Battery TypeLithium-ion
Charging Port LocationRight Side RearCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
Usable Battery Capacity14.9WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City18.4
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb24WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City3.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb2.6WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City69
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb52WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City43
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb32 

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb43 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1490Compression Ratio11.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86.6
Gears10 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.8WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb155.8


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.5
Badge Power258Coin DescriptionTGI PHEV
Coin SeriesExciteInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0727A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage80000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.1Engine Power - BHP258
Engine Power - KW190Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG37.7Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM1700Top Speed118

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/50 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1664Length4574
Width (including mirrors)2078 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)37Gross Vehicle Weight2196
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1375Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)448
Max. Loading Weight459Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1737No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MG Motor UK MG HS Plug-in

MG brings us its first PHEV. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the HS Plug-in.

Ten Second Review

MG was the first budget brand to embrace full electric powertrain technology. Now, it's also the first budget brand to offer plug-in hybrid and you can have it on the company's mid-range HS SUV, which we reckon is a very under-rated family crossover. It's quick and can be driven in full electrified form for up to 32 miles.


The Chinese are coming - with a little help from British brand heritage. MG is one of Britain's fastest growing car brands and its progress has been helped by an early adoption of electrified technology, first with the full-EV version of the compact ZS crossover and now with this plug-in variant of the larger HS model. This is significant for the mid-sized SUV market, which has seen a glut of Plug-in Hybrids launched in recent times, all at rather over-ambitious prices. This Plug-in HS isn't inexpensive either, but its £30,000 price tag makes it by far the most affordable car of its kind in its segment.

Driving Experience

Like the ordinary HS, this Plug-in version uses a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, but in this case, the powerplant in question is a fair bit more sophisticated. It's mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and works with a 90KW electric motor hitched to a four-speed drive unit and powered by a 16.6kWh battery pack. Together, the motor and the engine combine to provide 10 electronically controlled gear ratios that seek to always provide the optimal gear combination. When the battery pack is fully charged, a WLTP-rated pure electric range of 32 miles is apparently possible, which in urban conditions MG says can be stretched as far as 43 miles. The Plug-in hybrid powertrain has a maximum output of 258PS and 370Nm of torque - sufficient to get the car to 60mph in 6.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 118mph. Because this is a front driven-only model, you shouldn't expect to be able to engage in any serious off road shenanigans - the relatively restricted ground clearance doesn't allow for that anyway. And, given the extra weight of all that electrical hardware, you shouldn't expect ride and handling to be cutting-edge, though typical family buyers will probably be quite satisfied.

Design and Build

Visually, there are no significant changes to the Plug-in version of this HS - unless you spot different badging and the extra charging flap. At first glance, you wouldn't pigeonhole this as a model from a budget brand. In fact, there are elements of Mercedes GLC in its curved sculpted looks. At the front, the latest iteration of MG's stellar field grille frames the largest MG logo yet. At the rear, twin tailpipes and an aluminium lower bumper add a sporty finish. Inside, if you class match the interior against, say, a Qashqai or an Ateca, you'll agree with MG that space is class-leading. Headroom's good too - even with the panoramic sunroof fitted. Up front, there's a much higher quality dash than you might be expecting. The seats could be a little more supportive and the indicator stalks feel a bit plasticky, but that's about it on the debit side. There aren't many buttons, most features re-located to a large 10.1-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the rear, there's room for a couple of adults to sit comfortably. Out back, MG has managed to package in the hybrid mechanicals without a significant effect on luggage room and as a result, there's a decently-sized 448-litre boot - that capacity measured up to the window line.

Market and Model

Pricing for this mid-sized family SUV plug-in model starts at around £31,000 for the base 'Excite' version, rising to around £33,500 for the plusher 'Exclusive' model. Both get lots of kit. The 'Excite' comes with 18-inch 'Hurricane' diamond cut alloy wheels, leather-style trim, electrically adjustable heated front seats, auto headlamps and wipers, keyless entry, dual zone climate control, a 10.1-inch colour touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone-mirroring, a 360-degree parking camera and silver roof rails. The more up-market 'Exclusive' trim adds a power-operated tailgate, a panoramic sky roof, full-leather upholstery with ambient interior lighting, metal sports pedals, an electrically adjustable passenger seat and LED bi-function headlights with sequential LED turn signals. There's also an 'MG Pilot' package of camera safety equipment, including Active Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control. 'MG Pilot' also includes Traffic Jam Assist, which enables the car to automatically follow the car in front at speeds below 35 mph, automatically steering, braking and accelerating within the same lane. If the vehicle in front comes to a complete stop, so will MG HS, and if it moves away within a short period of time, MG HS will do the same.

Cost of Ownership

We weren't especially impressed by the efficiency figures of the ordinary MG HS, but of course with this one, things are vastly better. MG reckons this HS PHEV will deliver a combined cycle fuel economy reading of 155.8mpg and 43g/km of CO2. We briefed you in our driving section on the all-electric range, WLTP-rated at 32 miles - or 43 miles in urban conditions. That's of course when the battery is fully charged, a process that will take 3 hours when the car is plugged into a 7kW wall box charger, the type of thing that you'll need to get installed in your garage. What about other running cost issues? Well, like all versions of this MG, this one comes with an impressive seven-year, 80,000-mile warranty as standard - which is better than most rival brands can offer. You might be aware that rival Kia offers a seven-year 100,000 mile package, but MG still reckons its deal is preferable because it's backed by full factory support throughout, whereas direct manufacturer support for rival warranties declines the longer they go on. In many cases they don't go on too long. Many competitors still limit you to a three year back-up package; a few offer five years. MG does better: this is the brand putting its money where its mouth is.


We've complained for some time that pricing for mid-sized Plug-in hybrid SUVs is far too expensive. So the arrival of this HS Plug-in model is welcome. It's a pity that the asking figure couldn't have got closer to the £25,000 mark that was mooted when this car was first revealed at the 2020 Chinese motor show in Guangzhou. But around £30,000 is still great value when rivals are up around the £40,000 mark - or more. With other PHEVs in this class, you often feel that the manufacturers' hearts aren't really in it. That these variants are only really in the range to drive down the line-up's combined CO2 reading - and that the makers in question don't really care too much about how many they'll actually sell. In contrast, MG absolutely expects to shift this electrified HS in decent global volumes and has priced the car to do just that. Plug-in hybrid tech may not have a very long shelf life - some European countries reckon it might be banned by 2035 - but right here, right now, it's a great option for many family buyers. And if you agree, then you need to try this car.


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47 monthly payments of£299
Total amount payable£23,224.75
Fixed interest rate5.66%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£17,698
Credit amount£17,299
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.0p per mile
Optional final payment£8808
Term (months)48

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