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All-new MG HS family SUV previewed: full reveal just days away

The Hyundai Tucson rival will be revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with plug-in version set to offer more than 70 miles of EV range

It’s almost time for the all-new MG HS to step out from the shadows, as the brand has confirmed the next iteration of its popular mid-size SUV will be unveiled on 11 July at the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

MG has also released a brief teaser video for the second-generation HS, giving us our first glimpse of its response to the facelifted Hyundai Tucson and new BYD Seal U. The video suggests the front end of the HS will feature an enormous grille and air intakes – similar to those on the new MG3 supermini – along with a sharp set of LED headlights connected by a chrome strip, like the MG5 EV’s. 

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The only other details we can pick out at this point are the rear light bar that incorporates a geometric tail-light signature, pronounced rear haunches and large octagonal MG badges at both ends. We don’t get a look inside, however MG is promising “an interior with enhanced space and an array of new, driver-focussed technology.” 

The new MG HS will be available from launch with a choice of petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains, it’s been confirmed, but a full-hybrid version is expected to join them early next year.

The plug-in hybrid version is probably going to steal the show, as MG UK’s head of product and planning, David Allison, told Auto Express in May: “we’re going to disrupt the market with that car.” It’s tipped to use a larger battery than any competitor, allowing an official pure-electric range of around 70 miles. This in turn should mean big benefits for company car drivers, as it will attract a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rating of just five per cent. 

For context, the current HS Plug-in Hybrid offers a 32-mile electric-only range and falls into the 12 per cent BiK bracket. Meanwhile the plug-in hybrid Tucson and Seal U can cover up to 38 and 50 miles respectively on a single charge.

The new MG HS might not be typical Festival of Speed fodder, compared with cars like the Land Rover Defender OCTA or Red Bull RB17 hypercar which we know will also be in attendance this year. However, MG is celebrating its centenary at the event, as well as the launch of the highly anticipated MG Cyberster electric sports car.

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As our news reporter, Ellis is responsible for covering everything new and exciting in the motoring world, from quirky quadricycles to luxury MPVs. He was previously the content editor for DrivingElectric and won the Newspress Automotive Journalist Rising Star award in 2022.

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