MG Whale Unveiled at Riyadh Motor Show

Iconic British brand MG now under the influence of China’s SAIC Motor took center stage at the ongoing Riyadh Motor Show as it unveiled the all-new MG Whale for the first time globally, and unveiled the new MG7 sedan regionally.

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MG says both these launches showcase the company’s dedication to providing cutting-edge vehicles that resonate with the discerning tastes of customers in the Middle East and Saudi markets.

MG Whale

MG Whale debuted in 2022 as Roewe Jing (Whale) in the Chinese domestic market. The company describes MG Whale as a revolutionary coupe-SUV that embraces bold aesthetics featuring a distinctive whale-inspired grille and a rear end adorned with curvy hexagonal-shaped vertical lights and a full-width LED light bar atop. Riding on 19-inch wheels, the Whale measures 4,702 mm long, 1,903 mm wide, and 1,690 mm tall with a 2,765 mm wheelbase, making it very comparable to the Kia Sorento we have here.

Interior of Roewe Jing (Whale)

The interior boasts a dual 12.3-inch curved panoramic screen, multi-function steering, Nappa leather-clad seats, ambient lighting, a panoramic roof, 9 speakers, and a clean, button-free design that enhances the overall driving experience. Under the hood, the 2024 MG Whale gets a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine producing 228hp of power and 370Nm of torque and comes paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

MG Whale displayed at Riyadh Auto Show

The safety list comes rich with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning (LDW), HSA & HDC (hill-start and hill-descent controls), autonomous emergency braking (AEB), blind spot monitoring (BSM), rear parking sensors and a 360-degree surround camera.

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Commenting at the launch, MG Motor Middle East Managing Director Tom Lee said:

“Our presence at the Riyadh Motor Show this year is crucial as the brand brings to the region — and the capital of the Kingdom — a world premiere and a regional debut, both are momentous occasions for MG Motor. These groundbreaking launches not only emphasize the strategic significance of the Middle East in our global vision but also allow us to pay homage to our rich history as we celebrate MG Motor’s 100 years. The MG Whale and MG7 models are a testament to our commitment to delivering innovation and design excellence to our customers in the Middle East and beyond.”

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