Doha, Qatar: Auto Class Cars, the authorized general distributor of MG cars in Qatar, received the prestigious “Best Compact Crossover” award for MG ONE at the 2024 Qatar Car of the Year Awards, presented by Maqina.
The awards ceremony, which highlighted outstanding vehicles in the SUV, light truck, commercial vehicle and sedan categories, was held at the Chedi Hotel in Doha. The event included a variety of cars from different brands competing for recognition in the vibrant Qatari automotive scene.
The MG ONE has outstripped its competitors, thanks to its striking design and features that set it apart from the competition. This latest award contributes to the prestigious record of MG awards in Qatar, strengthening its dominant position in the market.
Commenting on receiving the award, Frank Zauner, General Manager of Auto Class Cars, the authorized general distributor of MG cars in Qatar, expressed his gratitude, saying: “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award, which confirms our prominent position in providing the highest levels of quality. – Top-class vehicles across diverse sectors. The distinctive features of this crossover, characterized by its bold beauty, advanced technology and powerful engine, place it in a distinguished position in its class. We express our appreciation to the organizers for their dedicated efforts, and we eagerly await more achievements in the future.”
MG ONE harnesses the latest technology with the introduction of SAIC Motor’s all-new self-developed SIGMA modular architecture platform, housing a 1.5 Turbo unit delivering a maximum of 181 hp. Torque of 285 Nm – propelling the car to a top speed of 195 km/h. All models are equipped with an innovative seven-speed continuously variable transmission for smoother and more efficient gear changes and optimal reliability.
Sigma’s self-developed architectural platform is designed to optimize interior space with up to 70 percent efficiency. The architecture compresses mechanical space to help balance outdoor and indoor space. As an all-in-one modular platform, it can accommodate a range of fully electric and hybrid powertrains, as well as regular internal combustion engines. This advanced electrical architecture creates an intelligent car experience for the new generation of MG vehicles.
The aggressive look of this all-new mid-size SUV is underscored by a new three-dimensional front grille, which moves downwards, flanked by sharp-looking LED headlights. The sporty appearance of the MG ONE is highlighted by a two-tone color scheme, a low and wide stance, a sloping roofline, giving it a two-tone look, prominent split taillights, and a distinctive sports spoiler with slots.
MG ONE’s designers emphasized the use of sound and light technology to create a high-tech cabin designed for a new generation of technology-obsessed customers living in urban areas. With a unique surround trip display, Arkamys sound system, dual-tone sports seats and drive-by-wire gear system, providing a new intelligent experience for drivers and passengers. The aesthetically designed cabin is lined with soft materials to ensure complete comfort for passengers during their journey. There’s plenty of storage space and even a wireless mobile phone charger on higher models.
Impressive specification levels include the availability of leather seating, a 12.3-inch virtual cluster instrument panel with trip computer, a six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, four-way power passenger seats, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, GPS navigation, plus… Front, side and curtain airbags.
Cruise control, push-button start, keyless entry and a rearview camera are all fitted as standard, with a 360-degree parking view camera on fully optioned models, to give the driver complete control and peace of mind during their journey.
MG cars are known for featuring the latest safety technology, and the all-new MG ONE is no different. Occupant safety is prioritized by installing a body structure consisting of more than 65 percent high-strength steel to reduce the impact of any collision by absorbing energy.
The standard electronic stability program includes eight safety functions, with ABS, EBD, CBC, TCS, VDC, HAZ, HHC, BDW enhancing driving stability in extreme road conditions or in situations involving aggressive driving to ensure driving safety.
The MG ONE model benefits from the brand’s renowned six-year/200,000km warranty, for absolute peace of mind. MG ONE and the entire range of MG cars are now available at the Auto Class Cars showroom on Salawa Road.