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Compare the MG HS, Proton X70, and Changan Oshan X7 in the “Battle of the Premium SUVs”

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Compare the MG HS, Proton X70, and Changan Oshan X7 in the "Battle of the Premium SUVs"

The long-awaited reintroduction of MG HS as a domestically built crossover with a reasonable price tag has given Pakistan’s crossover market a little bit of excitement. Although after its brief absence, its competitiveness has increased as well.

Since MG’s downturn, a few new crossover SUVs have appeared in Pakistan, with the Changan Oshan X7 and Proton X70 being two of the more upscale models. The three premium crossovers will be compared in this article to discover which stands out and is superior to the competition.

Outside MG HS

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The MG HS is often regarded as a stylish car in the marketplace.

The headlights up front have projector lamps and distinctive DRLs that double as indicators. The style is understated but elegant. The “Stardust” front grille, which has a sizable MG emblem in the middle and adds to the SUV’s exquisite appearance, is surrounded by a chrome trim piece.

The SUV has a standard side appearance, but the 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome side-impact strips, brushed aluminum roof rails, and a chrome band enclosing the A, B, and C pillars of the car give it some beauty.

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The taillight resembles the third-generation BMW X3 in appearance. A stylish rear fascia is made up of those, as well as sharp reflectors, dual exhausts, and a trim that resembles a scuff plate below. The overall appearance of MG HS is luxurious.

X70 Proton

The X70 has a sporty appearance that most automobile purchasers find appealing, despite it not being as handsome as the HS.

The razor-sharp front grille, bumper, and headlights give the front end the appearance of a contemporary hot-hatch, while the side profile has the characteristics of a typical small crossover SUV, including a high center of gravity, large wheels, and a tall body. The side profile appears slightly more ornate, though, due to the 18-inch wheel design, a kink in the rear window, and the chrome side-impact strips on the bottom.

The Porsche Cayenne in particular seems to have influenced the rear end of the vehicle. Sharp LED taillights, a brake light with a track racer-inspired shape in the lower center, a sloping tailgate with a spoiler on top, and other design cues complete the look.

But since the car has a 3-cylinder gasoline engine and only needs one tailpipe, the dual exhausts are merely decorative. Overall, the X70 is undoubtedly one of the most attractive crossover SUVs on the Pakistani market right now.

X7 Changan Oshan

The Oshan X7 exhibits the aggressive approach Changan has adopted in terms of appearance and design for its automobiles. Large mesh-patterned headlights and DRLs, an aggressive front bumper, and a modern hood design are all present on the front.

Oshan X7 is spherical, in contrast to its foe. With a few character lines running the length, a high beltline, and a pair of 19-inch alloy wheels for a posh appearance, the side profile is similar to that of most crossover SUVs. The FutureSense variant’s subtle red highlights give it a zesty appearance.

Oshan X7’s back end is uncomplicated. It has a bulky back bumper with dual exhaust cutouts, a chrome strip, and a massive lightbar that spans the SUV’s whole rear. Overall, the style of the Oshan X7 is stylish and contemporary.

Inside MG HS

The upscale interior of MG HS is a major factor in its popularity. Stitched leather seats, soft-touch dashboard panels, and brushed aluminum trim pieces can be found throughout the interior of the cabin.

Among its rivals in its series, HS’s cabin is the largest. Four adults may travel in luxury, even on lengthy trips, because to its size. HS is a practical and opulent SUV that can accommodate a family of five.

X70 Proton

Inside the X70, Proton has kept things rather straightforward in contrast to its outside. The easy-to-use design of the dashboard is a little dated, but the silver trim that runs the full length of it gives it a flashier appearance.

However, the materials and construction quality are some of the best on the market. The Nappa leather upholstery on the seats and the leather trim on the door panels give the SUV a luxurious appearance.

Even on a lengthy trip, three passengers can comfortably sit together in the back seats because there is plenty of room for them. Proton X70 is a pleasant place to be overall.

X7 Changan Oshan

The inside of Oshan X7 is clean and simple. Smooth edges and creases, high-end materials like imitation leather, piano black paneling, and soft-touch materials give the cabin a luxury appearance.

The Oshan X7 has the advantage in this comparison because it is a larger vehicle than its competitors and can easily seat seven passengers (in the lower model only). Overall, it features a fantastic interior that is both trendy and functional.

MGHS Performance

A 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 7-speed automated transmission powers the front wheels alone of the HS and produces 160 horsepower and 250 Newton meters of torque.

McPherson struts make up the front suspension, and a multi-link coil spring suspension makes up the back. The car also sports disc brakes with ABS, EBD, and BA technology on every tire.

Given the size and weight of the MG HS, the promised fuel economy of 11 to 14 kilometers per liter seems to be an optimistic estimate.

X70 Proton

The X70 is also offered in Pakistan with a single engine, a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine from Volvo that generates a respectable 176 horsepower and 255 Nm of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission distributes the power to the front wheels exclusively, or all four wheels, depending on the model.

The SUV has multi-link coil-spring suspension at the back and McPherson struts up front. Additionally, it sports disc brakes with ABS, EBD, and BA technology on all four wheels.

According to several road tests conducted in Malaysia and the Philippines, the Proton X70 has an average fuel consumption of about 11 kilometers per liter. However, depending on the driving style, this number may change.

X7 Changan Oshan

The 1.5-liter petrol turbocharged engine in the Oshan X7 generates a strong 185 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. A 7-speed DCT automatic transmission solely sends power to the front wheels.

It has multi-link coil springs in the back and McPherson struts up front. In order to provide adequate stopping force, the Oshan X7 is also equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels that have ABS, Electronic EBD, and BA technology.

The Oshan X7’s fuel economy is reportedly approximately 12.5 kilometers per liter, which is outstanding for a large and hefty SUV, according to SUV owners on various sites.

Veridict

MG HS Essence already has a small but dedicated fan base, but Changan Oshan X7 and Proton X70 are now formidable rivals. Even though the last of the three is less well-known, its performance and features more than make up for it.

Better functionality is provided by the Oshan X7, particularly in its 7-seater version. In this comparison, MG offers a good balance between the X70 and the Oshan X7 in terms of comfort, utility, performance, and cost. It ultimately comes down to which of the aforementioned qualities each customer prefers. I would personally purchase a Proton X70.

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