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The 2021 MG HS range has been expanded for 2021, with the addition of an entry-level Core variant for the new year.

Priced from $29,990 drive-away, the Core retails for $2000 less than the existing 'base' HS variant, the Vibe, with first examples scheduled to arrive in MG showrooms in January 2021.

Standard equipment includes a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (shared with higher grades), semi-digital instrument cluster, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, halogen headlights, LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights, cloth trim, 'standard' non-sports seats, and six-way driver and four-way passenger manual seat adjustment.

It also features a flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel, manual air conditioning, a four-speaker sound system, three USB ports (one front, two rear), a 'remote' key, push-button start, front reading lights, power-adjustable non-heated mirrors and an anti-theft alarm.

A full suite of active safety technologies, badged under the brand's MG Pilot suite, are standard-fit, including autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, traffic-jam assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, door opening warning, high-beam assist and traffic-sign recognition.

Powering the MG HS Core is the same 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the rest of the range, sending 124kW of power and 250Nm of torque to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The entry-level Core retains higher grades' five-star ANCAP safety rating and seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty.

The 2021 MG HS Core is now available for pre-order, ahead of first customer deliveries in mid-January.

2021 MG HS Australian pricing

  • MG HS Core – $29,990
  • MG HS Vibe – $31,990
  • MG HS Excite – $34,990
  • MG HS Essence – $38,990
  • MG HS Essence Anfield – $40,690

Note: All prices are drive-away, and therefore include on-road costs.