MG PH offers prices exclusive of DTI’s safeguard duty

Updated Apr 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It will last until May 15 only.

Many car brands have complied with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s safeguard duty that adds Php 70,000 to imported passenger vehicles. MG Philippines, on the other hand, decided not to impose the tax on its lineup’s suggested retail price (SRP) until May 15, 2021.

This means that MG vehicles offered in the local market will retain their current price tags. The British-bred car brand said that it will cover the provisional safeguard measures to provide customers with a more affordable payment scheme without additional fees.

MG RX5 front view


As of this writing, MG Philippines is offering four models in the country, namely the 5 subcompact sedan, 6 midsize sedan, ZS subcompact crossover, and the RX5 compact crossover. All models come with design elements from MG’s long British heritage and are offered with relatively affordable pricing.

Here is the complete list of MG Philippines’ lineup with their corresponding MSRP before the safeguard duty:





1.5 L MT Style


1.5 L AT Style


1.5 L AT Alpha



1.5 T MT Core


1.5 T AT Style


1.5 T AT Alpha


MG 6

1.5T 7TST Alpha


1.5T 7TST Trophy


MG 5

1.5 L MT Core


1.5 L AT Core


1.5 L AT Style


1.5 L AT Alpha


“We are happy to share that TCCCI will continue to support the motoring needs of the market by not collecting an additional fee to cover the Safeguard Measure Bond as issued by the DTI. We would like to continue providing our clients with affordable offers by retaining the current standard prices on all MG models and variants until May 15, 2021,” said MG Philippines President and CEO Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla.

“As the local economy and industry continue to recover and strengthen, MG Philippines remains committed to giving Filipinos access to well designed, safe, attainable, and modern mobility solution,” Atty. Arcilla added.

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Know more about MG RX5 2021


<p>The new MG RX5 is a compact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle that can deliver more than what you paid for. It was made for young professionals and families seeking a reliable vehicle packed with an array of features but is priced affordably. It is one of the best alternatives against popular models such as the Honda CRV, Mazda CX5, Hyundai Tucson, and Subaru Forester. In the Philippines, the available variants are the MG RX5 Core MT, the MG RX5 Style AT, and the MG RX5 Alpha AT. You can choose from Elegant White, Knight Silver, Pearl Black Chocolate Brown, Sol Blue, and Ruby Red.</p>

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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