Nakhon Ratchasima – 7 August 2019 – SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd.— as a manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand —unitedly introduce “NEW MG EXTENDER—MG’s first-ever pickup truck lineup to Thai automotive market as MG’s breakthrough product line in pickup truck category. Designed to be a new choice for customers, it embraces “BRIT Dynamic” design axiom emphasizing a gigantic vehicle dimension, a heart-pounding performance, ultimate maneuverability, rich safety systems, and the inclusion of i-SMART Intelligent Connectivity System —with the world’s first Thai voice command in pickup truck segment. “NEW MG EXTENDER” is going to make a Thailand debut to public at “Big Motor Sale 2019” from 16 to 25 August at BITEC Bangna as well as MG authorized dealers nationwide.
Mr. Pongsak Lertruedeewattanavong, Vice President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., began “For the past five years, MG has been recognized as an automaker committed to an unyielding vision of driving Thai automotive industry forward with new automotive standards. New products—particularly passenger cars with our signature features ranging from design, engine performance, drivetrain, safety systems, as well as innovative features—have also been constantly launched to fulfill needs of Thai consumers. The launch of our first pickup trucks named NEW MG EXTENDER today means we are going to officially enter a new automotive territory. It also proves our determination for Thai automotive market with releases of new products to answer all possible needs of customers.
“We position NEW MG EXTENDER as a pickup truck series developed to suit customers who are looking for a pickup truck they can use for both business and daily life. We offer both ‘Giant Cab’ or extended cab pickups and full-size 4-door pickups Or 'Double Cab' style. NEW MG EXTENDER is astonishingly stunning in overall look, design, a spacious dimension inside and out, as well as the use of a high-performance 2.0 L common rail diesel engine with a peak output at 161 hp which is a perfect balance of fuel economy and a friendly maintenance cost. The EUROPEAN TUNING SUSPENSION and an array of safety features are standard options across the range to ensur comfort and riding stability. NEW MG EXTENDER also equip with disc brakes at all wheels and i-SMART, MG’s proprietary Intelligent Connectivity System”
“NEW MG EXTENDER comes with nine models covering both Giant Cab and Double Cab platforms with two transmission options namely manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission with 2WD or 4WD wheel drive systems are available to serve customers,” concluded Mr. Pongsak.
NEW MG EXTENDER, MG’s first-ever pickup truck lineup
At first glance, NEW MG EXTENDER differentiates itself from other pickups with MG’s unique and contemporary radiator grille. This large-size pickup truck series offers usage flexibility with extended cab ‘Giant Cab’ models—with longest cab length in the segment at 1,900 mm to ensure highest loading capability when needed—as well as ‘Double Cab’ 4-door options. MG uses a well-thought-out suspension setup called the EUROPEAN TUNING SUSPENSION in which a double wishbone suspension is used on the front and a leaf spring suspension is used on the rear. The suspension is also well-catered under BRIT Dynamic philosophy to ensure comfort at low speed and increased stability at high speed—equally prioritize safety and driving confidence. NEW MG EXTENDER are preloaded with projector headlamps with daytime running lights, side step bars, a reverse parking camera, and parking sensors as standard equipment from Giant Cab Grand models.
Matching with exterior, the cabin is spacious and strong in look and feel. Sound absorbing and noise insulations items have been adopted total 9 positions throughout the body to reduce cabin noise. Additionally, it is discrete in color choices and soft touch materials make it elegant to the touch. The instrument cluster appears to be sporty and driver should be more than pleased to see a multifunction steering wheel, a 10-inch color touchscreen, Smart Key system, Push-To-Start system, and automatic ventilation system. Exclusive amenities for Double Cab models are electronically-operated front seats, foldable rear seats, and a dedicated air conditioning system for rear occupants.
Maximum Performance All the Way
Under the hood, NEW MG EXTENDER uses a 2.0 L diesel common rail engine with direct injection technology and a variable-geometry turbocharger. Its peak output is at 161 hp at 4,000 rpm while its peak torque is at 375 Nm. 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission are available as options to suit each owner’s preferences. NEW MG EXTENDER also comes with two driving presets namely ECO and POWER for all possible usages. Customers who choose Double Cab models can choose between 2WD and 4WD wheel drive setups with three selectable driving options matching with road surface namely 2H, 4H, and 4L.
First Smart Pickup Truck Lineup with i-SMART Intelligent Connectivity System
NEW MG EXTENDER is preloaded with MG’s exclusive i-SMART Intelligent Connectivity System. It connects driver to the vehicle for a new level of convenience on the road. i-SMART supports SMART Command voice command system in Thai allowing driver to make a call, turn aircon on or off, open or close window on driver’s side, turn radio on or off, and even search for nearby attractions. A centrally-located touchscreen can be used as a control panel or occupants can use MG Mobile Application on compatible smart devices to operate key functions remotely too. SMART Connect that let occupants tune into their favorite music streaming services to listen to their songs. With a central screen, they can browse for nearby restaurants, accommodations, or latest news online in taps away. Vehicle safety and maintenance are also redefined with SMART Check as it permits owner to lock or unlock all doors remotely. It can search and locate the vehicle while a diagnostic panel can show vehicle status as well as service logs. The feature can be used to search for nearest authorized service center if needed or even ease checkup appointment process.
Full-Fledge Safety Systems
NEW MG EXTENDER uses Ultra-high Strength Body built with Full Space Frame (FSP) chassis as foundation. Advanced assembly technologies including the use of Thermoforming steel from A pillars to B pillars. High strength steel is used throughout the vehicle to enhance safety, utility, and driving stability. The use of disc brakes at all wheels bolster safety and they can work to complement a host of safety systems known as Advanced Synchronized Protection System including:
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Assist (EBA)
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
- Stability Control System (SCS)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
- Hill Start Assist System (HAS)
- Hill Descend Control System (HDC)
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDW)
Other tools for safety and convenience are immobilizer key, six air bags in total—on the front and side as well as curtain bags, pretensioner safety belts for driver and front occupant, panoramic cameras, range detection sensors on the front and rear, as well as a parking camera.
* standard equipment may vary subjected to vehicle model
9 models for All Needs; On Sales from 16 August Thailand-Wide
NEW MG EXTENDER will make its first public launch in Thailand at Big Motor Sale 2019 running from 16 to 25 August 2019 at BITEC Bangna as well as 110 authorized dealers of MG across the nation. Every owner will be welcomed with “Passion Service” after-sales package with perks like 1-hour fluid exchange service, 1-working day spare parts shipping service, and courtesy car during maintenance period. NEW MG EXTENDER in all versions ease concerns on maintenance with maximum cost per 100,000 km not over 20,000 baht at most which is a significant difference compared to other pickup trucks in the same category.
NEW MG EXTENDER are available in two platforms namely ‘Giant Cab’ extended single cab pickup and ‘Double Cab’ 4-door format with 2WD and 4WD versions. Transmission systems available are 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual. Five heart-touching colors are going to be released namely Artic WHITE, BLACK Knight, SILVER Metallic, Scarlet RED, and Metal Ash GREY. All nine models are as follow:
NEW MG EXTENDER GIANT CAB
- NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 C 6MT
- NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 D 6MT
- NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND D 6MT
- NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND D 6AT
- NEW MG EXTENDER GC 2.0 GRAND X 6MT
NEW MG EXTENDER DOUBLE CAB
- NEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND D 6MT
- NEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND D 6AT
- NEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND X 6AT
- NEW MG EXTENDER DC 2.0 GRAND 4WD X 6AT
For further information or enquiry, please call MG CALL CENTER at 1267