(September 2019, Doha, Qatar):
Auto Class Cars, the authorized distributer of MG in Qatar, launched the all-new MG RX8 in Qatar in a special event held at MG showroom at Salwa road in Doha.
The MG RX8 is the first-ever seven-seat SUV from the British-born automotive brand.
The event was attended by Mr. Ihab El Feky, Chief Operations Officer – Automotive at NBK Group, Mr. Hesham Al Sahn, General Manager of Auto Class Cars, Mr. Karim Monir, Head of Marketing at Auto Class Cars, Tamer Abdallah MG brand Manager in Qatar, executives from MG Motor and representatives of media.
HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al Thani, Operations director – Auto, at Nasser Bin Khaled Group said: “Auto Class Cars continues to launch all-new MG vehicles in collaboration with MG Motors. We are proud today to add the first-ever sporty seven-seat SUV to our collection of cars at our showroom, making Qatar one of the first markets in the region to launch this new vehicle. We are confident that the MG RX8 will attract the attention of car enthusiasts, thanks to its spacious cabin, durability and distinctive features which make it the ideal choice for families and adventures at the same time’.
Mr. Hesham Al Sahn, General Manager, Auto Class Cars stated: “once again, Auto Class Cras proves its position as the first companies to launch the new vehicles in the middle East. The MG RX8 will be a landmark in Qatar based on its f affordable price and features that reflect the ethos of MG”.
A robust and spacious SUV – with the largest wheelbase in its segment - the new seven-seater introduces MG Motor to a segment it has previously never been present in. The MG RX8 is a fully equipped 4x4 with six different driving modes. Its strong truck chassis frame is capable of handling the toughest off-road terrains, and is powered by an efficient 220HP 2.0-litre turbo engine.
Its spacious modular interior features adjustable rear seats and the largest third-row space in its segment. An array of premium materials including wood grain and soft-touch trim gives the RX8 a high-class feel. And, modern features such as a 10-inch touch screen in-car entertainment system, ventilated seats and wireless mobile device charging capabilities make the RX8 the perfect partner for an active family.
Tom Lee, SAIC Motor Regional Director – the parent company of MG Motor – said: “For the first time in our 95-year history MG Motor is introducing a seven-seat SUV. With the all-new MG RX8, we are making a bold move into a segment we’ve never operated in before, and I am confident that this car will make an impact amongst its competitors.
2019 sees us introduce three fantastic new products to the Middle East. With these new products, our Middle East model line-up is stronger and more appealing than ever. The MG brand is growing in the region, and across the globe; our total global sales for the first half of 2019 exceeded 120,000 units.
As we enter unchartered territory for the brand with the new RX8 I am confident that we can offer a robust, practical and well-equipped SUV in a segment which is remarkably popular here in the Middle East.”
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MG is a British-born automotive brand established in 1924, known for its historic models, awards and achievements throughout the past 95 years. MG was founded by William Morris and Cecil Kimbers and has the oldest car club in the automotive industry. Best known for its two-seat open sports cars, MG also produced saloons and coupes. Since its acquisition of MG, SAIC MOTOR, as a Global Top 500 company, has opened a new chapter for this British icon. MG will explore new avenues in the future.