MG HS 30T Trophy: Making a go of it

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GCC
  • Date: 09-Jun-2020
  • Source: Jordan Times
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: GCC
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MG HS 30T Trophy: Making a go of it

Though not the largest SUV or the most rewarding driver's car offered by the British-born and now Chinese-owned and operated manufacturer, the HS is MG's stand out product.. Driven in 30T Trophy guise, the MG HS is powered by a turbocharged direct injection 2-litre 4-cylinder engine driving all four wheels through a 6-speed automated dual clutch gearbox.. Based on Opel's SIDI Ecotec engine, it develops 228BHP at 5,300rpm and 266lb/ft throughout a usefully broad 2,500-4,000rpm band in service under the HS 30T's bonnet.. Capable of achieving a 210km top speed and returning moderate 8.6l/100km combined cycle fuel economy, the HS 30T is a brisk mover, and is estimated to be capable of completing the 0-100km/h acceleration benchmark in 7.6-seconds.. Tested in four-wheel-drive guise, the HS meanwhile seems to drive with some front-bias in normal circumstances but seamlessly allocates power rearwards for additional traction, grip and stability.. Set-up for comfort, the tall HS naturally leans slightly through tight quick corners, but well controls its 1.6-tonne weight.. Tidy and responsive into corners with good grip going in and coming out, the HS may not have the same delicately textured steering feel and tip of the finger communication as its smaller and sportier…

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