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The MG One is now officially up for sale

The newest non-EV crossover from the brand

The One is the third vehicle to be unveiled under SAIC Motor Philippines. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Previewed last December alongside the spiffy-looking Cyberster, MG Philippines‘ latest crossover is finally official (and it’s not an EV).

The MG One comes in two variants, and prices are P1,298,888 for the STD and P1,458,888 for the top-of-the-line LUX. It also replaces the HS in the lineup as it measures similarly at 4,581mm long, 1,871mm wide, and 1,617mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,670mm.

The differences between the STD and the LUX variants are minimal. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The One has a striking design, complete with sharp lines and LED lighting on both variants. The only thing separating the two variants is that the LUX comes with 19-inch wheels (instead of 18 on the STD), black power-folding mirrors, and roof rails.

It’s available in six colors: Moon White, Iron Oxide, Meteorite Black, Extreme Speed Red, Fizzy Orange, and Brighton Blue.

It's a sleek and spacious cabin. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The five-seater cabin is upholstered in black synthetic leather, with a sleek fighter-jet-inspired layout. Two screens can be found inside: a seven-inch digital driver’s display, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

Step up to the LUX and that grants you ambient lighting, a six-way adjustable power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless charging, an additional USB port, six speakers (instead of four), and a panoramic sunroof.

It has a healthy engine and also the brand's first CVT in the Philippine lineup. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Powering the car is a 1.5-liter turbo in-line-four gasoline engine mated to a CVT (a first for the local MG lineup). Power figures are 168hp and 275Nm, all being sent to the front wheels.

Four-wheel disc brakes are standard, alongside electronic power steering, MacPherson-type front suspension, and multilink rear suspension.

Are the introductory prices enough to tempt you over? PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Safety systems include driver, passenger, and side airbags; ABS with electronic brake-force distribution; brake vectoring; traction control; hill-hold control; hill-descent control; parking sensors; and a rear camera. The LUX adds curtain airbags, lane-departure warning, a 360° camera, and blind-spot monitoring.

These cars come with a five-year or 150,000km warranty (whichever comes first). MG Philippines is also running an introductory price deal for the One: P1,390,888 for the LUX, and P1,223,888 for the STD.

Are you interested in this feature-packed MG crossover?

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.