The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) announced today that it has been appointed as the official distributor of the MG brand in the Philippines. A total of six new MG models are set to be released for the 2019 lineup, together with the establishment of 16 independent MG Dealer Partners across the country.
“The Covenant Car Company is optimistic that Filipinos will positively respond to MG’s new global products. It is honored to be the official distributor of MG in the Philippines, and is very excited to provide the market with new options, with an aggressive model lineup and favorable offers, as it acknowledges the market’s discerning preferences,” stated Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and Managing Director of The Covenant Car Company, Inc. “I am sure future MG customers will appreciate the modern features and benefits of these cars, and many will be pleasantly surprised by the numerous perks these MG models have to offer.”
Financially and technically backed by SAIC Motor, MG Philippines is confident to take on the stage. SAIC Motor is China’s largest auto manufacturer and exporter, and a top-ranked Fortune 500 company.
The British automobile brand has experienced a renaissance as it aims to establish positions in new markets like the Philippines.
By the end of 2019, a total of six MG vehicles across different segments will be unveiled in the local scene. These cars will be made available in the 16 independent dealerships – nine already confirmed – that will be set up. The confirmed dealerships will be fully operational by the first semester of 2019.
Locations for the dealerships are currently being evaluated. For now, MG owners will have access to aftersales services through independent MG Philippines-accredited service outlets that will be made available. Moreover, a “Mobile Garage” service caravan will be assembled by January 2019. It will offer preventive service maintenance right at their customers’ garages.
For those interested, MG Philippines also introduced three new exciting products today. These are the MG RX5 Compact SUV, MG6 fastback sedan and the MG ZS Crossover SUV.
First up is the MG RX5. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 162 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is complemented with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The SUV is integrated with a Macpherson and rear multi-link suspension system.
Inside the cabin is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MG iLink software and Apple CarPlay. It is equipped with modern technology such as keyless entry, push start/stop button, cruise control, and an electronic parking brake with autohold.
The MG RX5 MT “Core” is priced at Php 1,058,888, while the MG RX5 AT “Style” can be had for 1,288,888.
MG Philippines also introduced a fastback sedan in the MG 6. The powertrain is also a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine that produces 162 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Handling and ride are supported by a Macpherson and blade-type multi-link rear suspension.
Safety features in the MG 6 include antilock brake system, cornering brake control, electronic brake assist, electronic brake distribution, hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and a traction control system.
The MG 6 AT “Alpha” and MG 6 AT “Trophy” are priced at Php 1,068,888 and Php 1,188,888, respectively.
MG Philippines also entered the crossover arena with the MG ZS. It is powered by a 1.5-liter engine that puts out 114 hp and 111 lb-ft of torque. The ZS features “London Eye” headlights, a “Stardust” grill and “Plough” taillights. The crossover shares the same safety features as the MG 6, albeit the addition of a reverse camera.
Its interior is wrapped with soft-touch materials for the comfort of the driver and passengers. It is also equipped with an 8-inch LCD infotainment system with Apple CarPlay for the convenience of the person on the wheel.
There are three available variants for the MG ZS. The MT “Style” is tagged at Php 818,888, AT “Style” at 868,888 and AT “Alpha” at 998,888.
MG Philippines announced that every brand-new MG car will come with a 5 year or 100,000 km warranty.
Roadshows and MG pop-up concepts be held in leading malls nationwide beginning the last quarter of 2018.
For more information, check out www.mgmotor.com,ph, or visit MG Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.