The MG RX8 was recently launched in the UAE by Al Yousuf Motors. The RX8 adds a seven-seater SUV in the MG lineup for the first time. MG claims the RX8 has the largest wheelbase and the largest third-row space in its class.
For the exterior, it gets a chrome grille, 20-inch alloys (LUX trim), matrix-style LED lights, and six exterior colour options. Inside, the MG RX8 includes wood grain, chrome and some soft-touch trim. The cabin also gets features such as wireless phone charging, and smartphone connectivity with Apple Carplay and Android Auto enabled to the 10-inch touchscreen.
Looking at the dimensions , it is 4923mm long, 1930mm wide and 1842mm high – the RX8’s wheelbase of 2850mm is the largest in its segment, delivering a spacious interior with 37 storage compartments and a 2178-litre boot space.
The RX8 offers a real-time 4×4 Torque on Demand (TOD) System. This 4WD system has six different driving modes: Auto; 4L for low speed, high torque; Off-road; Snow for low-adhesion, wet surfaces; Sport for a faster throttle response and more aggressive shifting logic; and 2H for fuel efficient high speed cruising in 2WD mode. The entry level trim comes with a 4×2 rear wheel drive transmission system.
The RX8 is powered by a 220HP 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and develops a maximum torque of 360Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox with optional paddle-shifters.
The MG RX8 is now available across the UAE with a starting price of AED 84,525. It is also available in Saudi Arabia and will be available soon in other GCC markets. [drivearabia.com]