(Wapcar Automotive News ) – The Pakistani crossover market has been buoyed by the re-launch of the long-awaited MG HS as a locally assembled crossover at a competitive price. Though his competition has also increased after his brief hiatus.
Since MG’s lull, Pakistan has seen a few new crossover SUVs, with the Changan Oshan X7 and Proton X70 being two of the more premium offerings. This article will compare three premium crossovers to see which one stands out and outperforms the competition. However, we plan to test the Proton X70 2023 independently next time.
There is a unanimous opinion in the market that the MG HS is a beautiful car. At the front, the headlights have a subtle yet elegant design, with a unique projector light and daytime running lights that also function as indicator lights. A chrome border surrounds the ‘Stardust’ grille, with a large MG logo in the middle, adding a sleek look to the SUV.
The SUV has a typical side profile, but the 18-inch alloy wheels, side stripes, brushed aluminum roof rails and chrome strip around the car’s A, B and C pillars add to the appeal of the side. other subtleties. file.
The taillights are similar to the 3rd generation BMW X3. These, together with the sharp reflectors, the dual exhaust pipes and the skid-like trim below, form an attractive rear apron. Overall, the MG HS has a premium design.
While not as pretty as the HS, the X70 has a sporty look that most car buyers find appealing.
The front end resembles a modern hatchback with razor-sharp grille, bumpers and headlights, while the side profile resembles a standard compact crossover SUV with a high center of gravity, large wheels and a large body. However, the design of the 18-inch wheels, the crease in the rear window and the chrome side stripes on the bottom make the side panels look a bit more ornate.
The rear end is inspired by European SUVs, specifically the Porsche Cayenne. The design is completed with a Sportback-style sloping tailgate and upper spoiler, sharp LED taillights and a lower center brake light emulating the design of a race car.
However, the dual exhaust is only for aesthetics as the car is powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine and doesn’t need more than one exhaust. Overall, the X70 is arguably one of the best-looking crossover SUVs available in the Pakistani market.
Chang’an Oshan X7
Changan has also taken a bold approach to styling and design for its cars, which is also reflected in the Oshan X7. The front fascia features a large mesh grille, razor-sharp LED headlights and daytime running lights, an aggressive front bumper and a sleek hood design. Unlike the competition, the Oshan X7 has a rounded design. The side profile is like most crossover SUVs, with some full-length personality lines, high contours and 19-inch alloy wheels for a refined look. The subtle red accents of the FutureSense variant also add a splash to its look.
Oshan X7 has a single tailgate. It has a large light bar that extends across the rear of the SUV, a silver stripe and a muscular rear bumper with dual exhaust cutouts that give it a sleek look. Overall, Oshan X7 has a modern but equally attractive style.
The MG HS’s popularity is largely due to its luxurious interior. The cabin features stitched leather seats, door panels and soft-touch dashboards, as well as brushed aluminum trim in many interior areas.
The HS’s cabin is the most spacious compared to competitors in this line. It is large enough to comfortably accommodate four adult passengers, even on long journeys. For a family of five, the HS is a practical and luxurious SUV. Beads X70
Unlike the outside, Proton keeps things pretty simple inside the X70. The dash looks a bit outdated with its easy-to-use design, but a bit more flashy with the silver border running the length of the dash.
The build quality and materials, however, are among the best on the market. The seats are upholstered in Nappa leather and the door panels are also using the same leather material, giving the SUV a premium feel.
The rear seats provide ample space for three passengers to easily sit together, even on a long journey. Overall Proton X70 is a nice place to stay.
Chang’an Oshan X7
The interior design of Oshan X7 is minimalist and neat. The cabin features smooth lines and folds, premium materials such as leatherette, piano black color palette and soft materials, giving it a luxurious feel.
The Oshan X7 is a big car compared to its rivals, which can accommodate seven passengers comfortably (only in the lower version), which is its advantage in this comparison. Overall, it has a modern, stylish and practical interior at the same time.
The HS comes with a 1.5-litre, turbocharged, 4-cylinder petrol engine that transmits 160 hp (hp) and 250 Nm (Nm) of torque to the front wheels via an automatic transmission only. 7 level movement.
It has McPherson struts up front and multi-link spring suspension at the rear. The car is also equipped with disc brakes on all tires with ABS, EBD and BA technology.
The MG HS has a claimed fuel economy of 11-14 km/l, which seems an optimistic number considering the vehicle’s size and weight.
The X70 is also available in Pakistan with a single engine – a Volvo-sourced 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that produces 176 hp and 255 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels only or to all four wheels (depending on variant) through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The SUV has a McPherson strut at the front and a multi-link spring suspension at the rear. The car also has disc brakes on all 4 wheels with ABS, EBD and BA technology.
According to various road tests carried out in Malaysia and the Philippines, the average fuel consumption of the Proton X70 is around 11 km/litre. However, this number can vary, depending on driving style. Chang’an Oshan X7
Oshan X7 is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with a capacity of 185 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted only to the front wheels, with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission.
It has a McPherson strut at the front and a multi-link coil spring setup at the rear. Oshan X7 is also equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, electronic EBD and BA technology to bring quite good braking force.
According to SUV owners on various forums, the Oshan X7’s fuel economy is around 12.5 km/l, which is impressive for a large and heavy SUV.
While MG HS Essence already has a large following, it now faces stiff competition in the form of the Changan Oshan X7 and Proton X70. Although the latter of the three software lacks in popularity, it makes up for it with its features and performance.
The Oshan X7 offers better practicality, especially in the 7-seat variant. In this comparison, MG acts as a middle ground between the X70 and the Oshan X7 in terms of comfort, performance, practicality and price. Ultimately, it is up to each buyer’s preference for the aforementioned attributes. Personally, I would buy a Proton X70.