Morris Garages PH to launch MG GT sedan, reveals basic specs and pricing

A British-brand, coupe-like alternative
by Drei Laurel | Jul 24, 2015
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The MG GT

A few months back, we reported Morris Garages Philippines' initial product lineup, which includes the MG 3 and MG 5 hatchbacks, as well as the MG 350 sedan. Now you can add the MG GT, a coupe-like sedan, to that list.

The GT will be available in our market in two variants. One is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo engine rated at 127hp and 210Nm, and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The other is equipped with a more advanced 1.4-liter turbo motor rated at 148hp and 235Nm, and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The British brand is targeting the GT at younger drivers looking for a novel and stylish alternative to the mainstream sedans dominating the market today.

The GT features a sharp exterior that gives an edgy, speedy vibe. Its headlights and grille form seamlessly into a single unit, accentuated by the MG logo front and center, while the taillights that span the vehicle's entire rear end fits right in with the car's sleek design language. Interior-wise, the MG keeps it relatively simple by going with a dominantly dark color scheme, with silver and chrome highlights on the center console. The blue glow of the instrument panel stands out in the dark.

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The GT will be the first MG model equipped with SAIC Cube-Tech power assembly, while the more premium 1.4-liter variant will be the first to sport a TGI in-cylinder direct-injection turbocharged engine. Both variants will sport MG's start/stop intelligent energy-saving system.

The prices? The 1.5-liter GT is priced at P895,000, while the 1.4-liter version will go for P995,000. Morris Garages Philippines will formally present the model on July 28.

MG surely has a long way to go before it can truly enjoy consumer trust in our market, but a model like the GT will surely help the brand get there.

UPDATE: The advance press release that Morris Garages Philippines gave us mistakenly indicated that the 1.5-liter variant had a turbocharger. It does not. It is naturally aspirated and only has 107hp and 135Nm. Apologies for this error.

 

The MG GT

The MG GT

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