MG HS SUV - Interior & comfort
The MG HS has the most upmarket MG interior to date and it's well equipped
The HS has MG's best interior yet, with improved materials and design that move it ever closer to more established rivals. The result is attractive and you'll certainly feel that the HS offers a lot of SUV for the money, even if it’s fairly easy to find some cheap-looking finishes.
MG HS dashboard
Modern touches like circular outer air vents and a large 10.1-inch infotainment display that's perched on top of the dashboard all lend the HS an upmarket look inside – even if some of the materials feel rather hard and scratchy. It's quite minimalist too – there are very few buttons, and even most climate controls need to be turned up and down using the touchscreen display. On its homepage, three colourful tiles provide quick access to the audio, sat-nav and climate controls, but dig deeper and some of the settings are a bit fiddly to find and adjust.
Trim levels are now called SE and Trophy to match the MG4 EV (previously they were Excite and Exclusive), and both come well-equipped. Even SE gets the 10.1-inch screen (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), keyless entry and folding door mirrors. SE also brings a rear-view camera, navigation and parking sensors, while top-spec Trophy adds leather heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, an upgraded stereo, ambient lighting and privacy glass.
MG is taking a similar approach to rival Japanese and Korean manufacturers by bundling lots of kit into each trim level, while offering very few optional extras. However, you can add the seven-speed DCT automatic gearbox to SE and Trophy trims for around £1,500 and doing so also adds adaptive cruise control and traffic jam assist.