2023 MG GT ready to rival Vios GR-S with P938,888 starting price

Updated Mar 07, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Sport trim gets more power and more tech. 

MG Philippines released the details about the upcoming new 2023 GT sedan model. It will be available in two variants with a price of Php 1,015,888 for the MG GT Alpha trim. Meanwhile, the top-spec MG GT Sport comes with a price of Php 1,193,888.   

A picture of the front of the MG GT

The 2023 MG GT

Upon launch, it is then considered as an additional model to be sold side by side with the MG 5. Think of it as a sportier alternative to the latter. That said, it may be able to rival the likes of the Toyota Vios GR-S.    

Before getting to the nitty-gritty details of the 2023 MG GT, it is worth mentioning that the local upcoming version’s looks are confirmed to be identical to that of the foreign market models. 

Up its front end is an angry-looking “3D Digital Flame” grille, a set of sizable air vents, and a pair of sharp-looking headlamps. The side profile likewise, is filled with sharp character lines while its rear then gets a ducktail spoiler and a pair of “LED racetrack” taillights.  

A picture of the rear of the MG GT

The Sport trim gets dual exhaust tips as well

The Sport and the Alpha variants of the upcoming MG GT then get plenty of amenities. Present on the two variants are the following: leather seats, an electric sunroof, cruise control, as well as a 12.3-inch virtual cluster with a 7-inch LCD display. Also standard aboard the GT is a 10-inch infotainment touchscreen headunit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  

The Sport variant in particular gets a leg up over the Alpha when it comes to safety features. This is because it is the only trim that gets a lane departure and forward collision warning system as well as an intelligent high-beam control. It also has more airbags due to it having curtain airbags. Both variants do come with front and side airbags though. 

A picture of the interior of the MG GT

A peek inside MG's upcoming sedan

But apart from having a more comprehensive safety kit, the Sport trim’s powertrain is also more powerful than the Alpha’s. While both use 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline mills, the turbocharged engine on the high-spec MG GT Sport variant can make up to 158 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.  

The naturally aspirated 1.5-liter engine on the lower-spec Alpha meanwhile, can generate up to 111 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. 

The two trims also use different gearboxes. On the Alpha is an intelligent continuously variable transmission (I-CVT) with eight simulated gears for its manual mode. The Sport trim, on the other hand, utilizes a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Moreover, only the Sport comes with paddle shifters.  

A picture of the side of the MG GT

The MG GT from the side

Are you excited for the upcoming official Philippine launch of the 2023 MG GT? If you are, stay here on Philkotse for more updates about this new MG model.  

Know more about MG


MG Philippines currently has four models for the local market. This includes the MG ZS subcompact crossover, the MG 6 compact car, the RX5 compact crossover, and the MG5 subcompact sedan. The most affordable model in the MG Philippines lineup is the MG 5 with a starting price of Php 658,888. 

Apart from the latest MG Philippines 2023 car price list, Philkotse also lists the hottest promos for the aforementioned brand’s models. These include low monthly payment promos, low downpayment promos, and cash discount promos. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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