2022 MG RX8
- Expected Launch in Pakistan = 2022
- Expected Price in Pakistan = 70-80 Lac PKR
MG Motors is in-limelight these days in Pakistan after the implementation of the new Auto Policy and with the launch of the new MG ZS EV in Pakistan. It is one of the first automobile companies to launch an electric vehicle in Pakistan. Now MG Motor is planning to launch MG RX8 in Pakistan, and this news came out true when Javed Afridi teased a competitor vehicle of Toyota Fortuner on his Twitter account. It will be a seven-seater SUV with competitive features and an overall dominating design. The MG RX8 is a rebadged version of Roewe RX8, launched by the Chinese automaker SAIC that was displayed first in Beijing in 2018. ALYOUSAF Motors launched the MG RX8 in mid of 2020. The MG RX8’s entry will compete with Toyota Fortuner and other luxury SUVs of the same class. It is a luxurious and comfortable vehicle at the same time that offers off-road driving capability along with the finest automotive technology. The cabin will have premium finishes with wood grain, chrome trims, and soft-touch materials. The seating capacity is generous; even the 3rd-row passengers can sit comfortably and have an exceptional view. The MG RX8 will officially launch in Pakistan at the end of 2022. It will be available as a CBU in the beginning in Pakistan, and its spare parts will be available easily afterward.
The MG RX8 is available in three trim levels are Comfort trim, Standard trim, and Luxury trim. The Comfort and Standard variants will be available in the two-wheel-drive option, while the Luxury trim will be available in the all-wheel-drive option. The Standard variant offers 17-inches alloy wheels, fabric upholstery, 6-speakers, and a 10-inches infotainment screen.
The Comfort trim offers leather upholstery, 18-inches alloy wheels, and advanced safety features.
The Luxury trim offers a 10-inches infotainment screen, 20-inches alloy wheels, 8-speakers, a panoramic sunroof, and advanced safety features. In Pakistan, only the Luxury trim will be available.
Engine Power & Transmission:
The MG RX8 gets its power from two liters, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that generates a maximum 220hp of horsepower at 5500 RPM and a 360 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. It offers a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine of MG RX8 is built on the Net Blue technology that gives more power with less fuel consumption. The chassis of MG RX8 let you drive on all types of roads and in all types of conditions with its six different driving modes.
Performance & Drive:
The 2.0 T engine is powerful enough to deliver you an efficient ride. The two-wheel-drive is given as standard in all the trims, while the Luxury trim will offer an all-wheel-drive system. The Torque on Demand system in MG RX8 enables you to select the most suitable driving mode for you. It comes with 6-driving modes, among which the Auto mode is for brilliant selection, 4L-mode is for going with all conditions with low speed and high torque. The off-road driving mode is best for off-road driving and lets you drive through all rough terrains. The Snow mode is selected when you need to travel on wet surfaces with low adhesion, and the Sports mode enables you to drive faster with aggressive shifting logic. The transmission of MG RX8 is smooth with easy gear changes, and the steering wheel response is efficient that requires fewer efforts by the driver. The handling of MG RX8 is easy in even the toughest of road conditions, and 202 millimeters of ground clearance ensures your off-road adventures are comfortable. The braking system response is slow compared to other SUVs, but the overall performance is smooth. The acceleration of MG RX8 is quick, and it takes just 9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. The suspension system of MG RX8 with double wishbone suspension on the front and multi-link suspension at the rear is efficient, absorbing all the irregularities and shocks, giving you a smooth ride performance. The real-time TORQUE ON DEMAND system is impressive and changes the torque in 0.1 seconds. The fuel consumption of MG RX8 is moderate that consumes only 9.1 liters of fuel in giving you a mileage of 100 kilometers. The MG RX8 will be giving you an average combined mileage of 10 kilometers per liter.
Exterior Design & Features:
The MG RX8 has a bold and aggressive design with a dual-slot bonnet on the front, and a chrome vertical strip grille dominates the front end. Two sleek LED headlamps sweep aside the grille, and it comes with LED fog lamps and daytime running lights. The roofline is sloppy towards the back, and the side is attractive, while the smooth body lines give it a commanding appearance. The rear end has a dual chrome exhaust with LED taillights that looks attractive, and an automatic tailgate dominates the rear. The higher-end trim has twenty-inch alloy wheels that enhance the sporty and bold looks of the car.
Interior Design & Features:
The inside of MG RX8 is spacious and classy with innovative technology and luxurious features. The cabin is built with fine and premium materials. The wood grain dashboard looks elegant, and soft-touch trim pieces give a premium feel. It has 3-rows of seats with a seating capacity for around 7-adults. The front row provides a clear view of the road, and the driver’s seat comes with many adjustment options. There is a theater-style seating design that is comfortable and luxurious at the same time and has leather upholstery. The 2nd row of seats is adjusted to 230 millimeters to access the 3rd row. A seven-inch LCD screen with android auto and apple car play is present to give you advanced infotainment. The higher-end trims have 8-speakers with a high-quality sound system. A panoramic sunroof provides fresh air and light in the cabin. You will be given 37 storage compartments in the cabin and a boot capacity is 2718 liters that are generous enough to carry 9-luggage bags. Some of the standard features offered in the cabin include keyless entry, satellite navigation, rear-view camera technology, push-button start technology, dual-zone climate control, and a proper air conditioning system.
The MG RX8 has been rated 5-stars by NCAP, and it comes with the latest safety features that ensure a safe and protected ride. Some of the safety features of MG RX8 are as follows:
- Cruise control
- Parking sensors at the rear and the front
- Rear-view camera
- Lane-departure warning alarm
- Active rollover protection system
- Tire pressure monitoring system
The expected price of MG RX8 ranges between 7 Million Pakistani rupees to 8 million Pakistani rupees. The price is competitive compared to all of its competitors, and the maintenance cost of RX8 will not be very high with the easy availability of its spare parts throughout the country.