The MG range has a new flagship, a totally renewed one that inaugurates the Black Label series, higher-end models with a greater focus on sportiness and improving the brand image. We talk about new MG7a model that has been presented with gasoline engines but that, according to rumours, will have plug-in hybrid versions next year.
The new MG7 is, in a way, the spiritual successor to the first generation MG7 that was launched in 2007. But their similarities end in name: the first MG7 was nothing more than an updated version of the Rover 75 (launched in 1998). ) and this new generation is a totally new car designed from the ground up.
The MG7 sports a five-door ‘fastback’ type body, apparently very aerodynamic, with a progressive drop in the roof from the B-pillar. Its body measures 4,884mm long by 1,889 mm wide and 1,447 mm high, measurements that place it right between an Audi A5 Sportback and an A7 Sportback (with whom it shares the body style), and slightly longer than a Volkswagen Arteon.
There is no denying that this new MG7 has an elegant appearance and a certain muscle at the same time, thanks to stylistic resources such as the drop of the coupé-style roof, the marked rear wings, the four exhaust pipes or the powerful front grille, which drinks in the style of the MG Cyberster Concept. The MG7 even has a Deployable active rear spoiler in several stages, in the style of the Porsche Panamera, which remains hidden when not needed.
If the exterior design is careful, the interior is not far behind. In fact, it is one more proof of the authority of Chinese manufacturers and their ability to offer a lot of technology and good finishes – at least it conveys that feeling in images – at a reasonable price. In the case of the MG7, the dashboard has a huge 33-inch dual screen under which the instrument cluster and the touch screen for the infotainment system are protected.
The dashboard design is modern but simple, with few physical buttons, and is accompanied by very good-looking seats with integrated headrests and a floating center console that leaves space for sundries at the bottom. There is no lack of ambient lighting with many options and finishes that, according to the brand, place it close to the manufacturers premium.
At the time of its launch, the MG7 will have gasoline versions with powers between 185 and 257 horses. However, it is rumored that next year it will have plug-in hybrid options. Let us remember that the brand currently markets the MG EHS plug-in hybrid in Spain, with 258 CV of power and 52 kilometers of electric autonomy. This would be the ideal option to disembark in Europe, ruling out the combustion versions, although At the moment the brand has not confirmed if it will export the MG7 to other markets beyond China.
For now, the next novelty of the firm in European territory is the new MG4, an electric compact that can already be booked in Spain and that comes with a real demolition price, below 30,000 euros (before aid) in the version of 350 kilometers of autonomy.