MG launches Extender double cab

Remember back when MG was known for building sporty cars?

Well, since we last saw MG locally, it ditched its sedan and hatch offerings, opting to rather focus on SUVs and now bakkies.

Following the success of the oddly named Hector SUV in India, MG will now offer a bakkie in Thailand. It hopes to gain traction in a country where bakkie ownership is even more prestigious than it is here.

MG will be targeting both business owners and adventure seekers. The Extender will be available in extended cab and in double cab.

It’s available with a 2.0-litre turbodiesel with 120kW and 375Nm of torque, which seems like conservative numbers. Perhaps MG is aiming for longevity more than anything else. This engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic and will be available in rear-wheel drive, or part-time four wheel drive.