As it happens, the MG HS will be marketed as the flagship model for the entire brand, despite being a compact crossover that costs less or about as much as a Volkswagen Golf with similar features.
The HS has three trim levels, all being powered by MG's new 162-horsepower turbocharged gasoline engine. The entry-level is called the HS Explore, the mid-range is the HS Excite and the top model is uneventfully called HS Exclusive. All of them are available as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, with a 7-speed double-clutch transmission being optionally available on the Excite and Exclusive trim levels. Even the base version comes well-enough equipped, with a 10.1 inches touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto being available as standard, among other comforts, such as electrically folding and heated door mirrors, keyless entry with push-button start and various active safety features. The MG HS Exclusive versions equipped with a dual-clutch transmission also include a hilariously named "Super Sport" button on the steering wheel, which simply puts the car into Sports mode and changes the interior ambient lighting to red.