[dropcap]MG[/dropcap] is Morris Garages, now 90 years since 1924, and no matter how the times change or how technologies move forward, MG 550, has remained the Dream Car of every younger generation. And yes, it takes you to the new age when the desktop of driving operation can be customized, when the perfect fusion of digital technology and fashion interface.
Coscharis Motors, the authorised dealer of MG in Nigeria is well positioned to make MG the preferred car for the younger generation and to take the dream further by making MG one of the most popular brand in Nigeria.
According to the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Services, Mr. Babarinde Abiona, “Coscharis Motors, offers to customers unmistakably British standard vehicle (MG) with a unique combination of Style and Sportiness that ensure drivers and passengers alike look forward to each and every journey just as much as they do to reaching their destination. And it’s our responsibility to find innovative ways of satisfying our teeming customers through quality services, he further stated”.
The new MG 550 is pioneered and powered by SAIC Motors but designed and engineered in the state of the art European Design and Technical Centre, and assembled in the factory, both located at the MG site in Longbridge, Birmingham.
The MG brand not only continues the glamour of its classic tradition but has become a most widely-spread brand with the highest loyalty in the world,
The new MG 550 1.8 compact sedan is designed by MG’s British team and comes with a newly-developed 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed automatic, on a front-wheel-drive with independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels. The base model gets 16-inch alloys wheels, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes, cruise control, stability control, two front airbags,
As one of the new MG variants in the market in 16 years, the MG 550 represents the beginning of a new generation of models for the re-born brand. The model offers modern British sporting style with a spacious and advanced interior that fits right in with contemporary cars design direction.
In bringing back the MG 550, MG wanted to build a car that’s of high quality, fun to drive, and offers great value to the consumer in an attractive package.
The new MG 550 1.8 compact sedan is designed by MG’s British team and comes with a newly-developed 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine and a 5-speed automatic, MG 550, produces 118 horsepower and 215 lb/ft of torque, on a front-wheel-drive MCPherson Suspension, with Multi-link independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels The Standard and Comfort model get 16-inch alloys wheels, while the Deluxe models get 17’ Alloy Wheel, ventilated disc brakes, cruise control, stability control, and two front airbags. The MG 550 car can accelerate from 0-100 kph in 10.2 seconds with fuel economy of 1-100 km on 6.8 litres petrol.
Safety standards are another key point in the new MG 550. To ensure that it’s up to date as far as regulations are concerned, MG went all the way to give the model plenty of safety features.
There are driver, passenger, and side airbags. There are side intrusion beams on the front and rear doors, ISO-fix child restraint mountings for the rear seats, remote control door locking, a perimetric alarm and immobilizer system, front seat belts with a warning lamp on fascia and audio warning, an alarm with a battery backed up sounder, and Tyre Pressure Monitor (TPM),
Inside the car, MG engineers wanted to have class leading interior space, superior rear passenger legroom, and enough head-space to make for a spacious and comfortable ride.
ABS with EBD, Leather seats, one-press engine start with the key still requiring insertion, gear shift paddle, steering-mounted radio controls, power windows and mirrors, automatic climate control a/c, faux wood trim, CD/MP3 stereo with 8 speakers, keyless entry, illuminated sunshade mirrors, digital gauges and fog lights. The top “Deluxe” model gets 17-inch alloys, side-curtain airbags, dual-zone a/c, leather upholstery, tinted windows, electric driver’s seat reminder, parking sensors, Brake assist, sunroof, basic GPS system, Bluetooth, rear camera and cooler box.
DESIGN AND HANDLING
To their credit, MG seems to have all the points of their objective; particularly the car’s new looks. The MG 550 offers strong lines, curved edges, and sporty features that reflect a fresh and renewed character. The company’s old octagonal logo is prominently featured on the car’s front grille with distinctive halogen lights offering a sporty appeal that we’ve come to know from MG. More than just bringing the company’s sporting heritage to its next generation models, MG wanted to establish the MG 550 as a car that not only looks the part of a modern sedan, but also carries technological features that are right to the times.
MG 550 takes you to the new age when the desktop of driving operation system can be customized, where the perfect fusion of digital technology takes place. And with the desktop of driving operation in your command, your personal taste can be manifested in each and every detail. Even more, the intelligent active system redefined the boundary of digital safety.
The MG Brand Manager, Mathew Aje, stated that the new MG 550 is ideal for retail customers, as well as fleet customers. Trendy car lovers could also take advantage of the packages that come with the purchase of MG cars from Coscharis Motors, and enjoy adequate after-sales back-up, genuine spare parts, finance and leasing, one year Free Service, Test Drive, Free delivery to any part of Nigeria and 3 years warranty/100,000 kilometres whichever comes first.