2019 MG RX8 - Top alternatives

2019 MG RX8 - Top alternatives

MG Motor has just expanded its product line-up for its customers in the UAE by launching its new RX8. In a region where cars are in abundance, the new MG RX8 specs sheet is equipped quite well to survive in the fiercely competitive environment.

2019 MG RX8

It is a 7-seater SUV with a potent 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which produces 223 PS of max power and 360 Nm of peak torque. Features like 202 mm of ground clearance, 800 mm of water wading capacity, different driving modes, etc., help the RX8 to perform pretty well in off-road situations.

The RX8 is also quite a looker. MG Motor has done a good job to make the RX8 stand out of the crowd. Features like a large chrome grille, LED headlights, large alloy wheels, roof rails, etc., play a key role in the RX8’s visual appeal.

2019 MG RX8 rear

2019 MG RX8 price in the UAE is AED 94,396 and in this range and segment, there are various other options that one can consider. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

One of the key players in the SUV market in the UAE is Mitsubishi. With years of experience in rallying, it uses that to build civilian cars. The Montero Sport has been built to give you a smooth driving experience both on and off-road.

Mitsubishi Montero Sport

What are Mitsubishi Montero Sport specs?

Ans. Well, to begin with, it gets a 3-link coil spring and stabilizer bar at the rear for its suspension. It has large 18-in wheels which not only look great but also help in tackling off-road obstacles. Under the hood is a 2.4-litre 4-pot diesel engine with VGT that produces 181 PS of max power and 430 Nm of peak torque. The only transmission here is an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The Montero Sport is also quite spacious from the inside. Comfort levels for all passengers are high and you also get most of the latest features that you would demand from an SUV of its size. The Mitsubishi Montero Sport price starts at AED 79,900 for its base variant.

Nissan X-Trail

Another fantastic product in the 7-seater SUV segment is the Nissan X-Trail. It features a very bold design with a prominent thick chrome grille, big LED headlamps, LED DRLs, stylish alloy wheels, funky combination tail lamps, rear spoiler, and whatnot. It is an SUV that will make its presence felt at the road.

Nissan X-Trail

The X-Trail specs sheet comes with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility safety system which includes various advanced safety features like-

  • Blind spot warning
  • Intelligent emergency braking
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Intelligent engine braking
  • Intelligent 4x4
  • Intelligent cruise control

Powering the Nissan X-Trail is 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that produces 169 hp at 6000 rpm and 233 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm and is mated to a CVT. All of the variants are powered by the same engine and transmission. Nissan X-Trail price starts at AED 89,900 for the 5-seater variant.

Mitsubishi Outlander

We have another capable alternative from Mitsubishi and it is called the Outlander. It has been around for a really long time and gone through various revisions. In its latest avatar, the Outlander looks much mature, wise, and elegant. So if that’s what you’re looking for, you can consider this instead of the Montero Sport.

Mitsubishi Outlander

Some of Outlander specs are-

  • LED headlamps with LED DRLs
  • LED rear combination lamps
  • Electric tailgate
  • Luggage floor box
  • Cruise control
  • Paddle shift
  • 2.4-litre w/ 167 PS / 222 Nm
  • 3.0-litre w/ 230 PS / 292 Nm
  • 4WD

Available in 8 different colours, the Mitsubishi Outlander price starts at AED 79,500.

Chevrolet Trailblazer

If you can extend your budget by a bit, then you can consider Chevrolet Trailblazer. It is bigger, bolder, and more powerful than all the aforementioned cars. It has a 3.6-litre V6 engine that churns out 275 hp at 6600 rpm and 350 Nm at 3200 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. 0-100 km/h takes 9.7 seconds.

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Trailblazer specs sheet gets features like a large touch screen with Chevrolet infotainment and Apple CarPlay phone integration, steering wheel audio and cruise control, etc. There’s no issue regarding space. In terms of design, the Trailblazer looks quite capable for both on- and off-road driving. Its base model starts at AED 102,000.

These were the top alternatives of the 2019 MG RX8 and it seems that the MG will have some serious competition. If you had to pick one out of all these SUVs, which one would that be?

Detailed price list-

Model name Price range
2019 MG RX8 AED 94,396
Mitsubishi Montero Sport AED 79,900 - AED 109,000
Nissan X-Trail AED 89,900 - AED 134,900
Mitsubishi Outlander AED 79,500 - AED 117,900
Chevrolet Trailblazer  AED 98,900 - AED 129,000


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