BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
GHK Motors recently held a test-drive event for their latest flagships – the premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) MG ZS and the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) Mitsubishi XPander.
Local media representatives had the opportunity to experience the power and features of both the SUV and MPV.
In our first drive, we tested out the British model MG ZS which was newly introduced into the Brunei market.
The MG ZS has a smooth and refined automatic gearbox and handling with an interior that stands out in the premium SUV.
Moreover, another eye-catching quality is the design of the MG which is more contemporary and sporty that goes well with the current trend in the SUV market.
The new MG comes with the multifunction steering wheel which has phone and audio controls conveniently placed at your fingertip.
During the test- the SUV comes with a wide range of safety features that include Front Passenger Seat Belt Reminder, Electronic Stability Control, Reverse Parking Sensor and Camera.
What’s more exciting, we got to test out the power and torque of the SUV at the steep hills in Subok.
The MG ZS is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol with a six-speed automatic transmission which power and torque develop to 123hp at 6000 rpm.
We were also equally impressed by just how much space we were able to load into the SUV.
For the Mitsubishi Xpander, it offers comfort at the highest level and making the drive from the Mulia Hotel and around the stadium a comfortable and stable ride.
The MPV, however, won us over with its numerous safety features; it has the Anti-lock brake system, Emergency Stop Signal System (ESS) and Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body, among others.
The drive was a mix of twist and turns along the busy Berakas road where the MPV stays leveled through turns with little body roll.
There was also a tendency for understeer, but no more than what you would expect from a front-wheel-drive MPV.
Furthermore, the 1.5-litre DOHC engine provides enough power and torque for the majority of our ride.
To have an up-close look at the cars, visit the GHK showroom in Beribi.