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MG continues its relaunch with GS SUV

MG continues its relaunch with...
The MG GS is a part of the the British brand's global relaunch
The MG GS is a part of the the British brand's global relaunch
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The MG GS will be available to UK buyers at the start of June
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The MG GS will be available to UK buyers at the start of June
The MG3 was designed with a huge range of personalisation options, but the GS was shown off in a plain white hue
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The MG3 was designed with a huge range of personalisation options, but the GS was shown off in a plain white hue
The GS' face draws heavily on the MG3's design
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The GS' face draws heavily on the MG3's design
The MG GS is a part of the the British brand's global relaunch
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The MG GS is a part of the the British brand's global relaunch
The MG brand is now owned by SAIC, China's biggest automaker
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The MG brand is now owned by SAIC, China's biggest automaker
The GS will go head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Kicks
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The GS will go head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Kicks
The GS is reasonably true to the CS Concept we saw in 2013
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The GS is reasonably true to the CS Concept we saw in 2013
The GS will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine
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The GS will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine
The MG GS looks good in orange
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The MG GS looks good in orange

MG has launched its first-ever SUV at the London Motor Show. The GS was designed and engineered at the brand's Longbridge factory in Birmingham, UK, and will join the rapidly swelling crowd of high-riding hatchbacks designed with the city in mind.

Just like Mazda and Nissan, MG has tried to draw buyers in with a sporty, rugged looking exterior. Whereas most concept cars have their styling toned right down when it comes time to reach production, the GS looks remarkably similar to the CS Concept MG showed in 2013.

Yes, the production car's wheels are a bit smaller, but the rest of the package is true to what we were promised three years ago. To our eyes, that makes for a pretty handsome package, although there's not much going on at the front to set it apart from the cheap-and-cheerful MG3 launched at the same time as the CS Concept.

The GS is reasonably true to the CS Concept we saw in 2013
The GS is reasonably true to the CS Concept we saw in 2013

Before we go any further, it's worth asking what MG actually is these days. Founded in 1924, Morris Garages was known for creating quintessentially British roadsters, many of which have found favor with modern car enthusiasts keen to get their hands dirty with home restoration projects.

Having fallen upon hard times during the tumultuous reign of British Leyland, the storied marque is now owned by SAIC, which is responsible for cars like the SAIC Maxus MPV G10 and Roewe G10. SAIC is aiming to use the MG brand to lead its global charge, and cars like the MG6, MG3 and GS will be on the front line in that assault.

In the United Kingdom, the GS will powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine, and can be combined with a manual gearbox or, for the first time in the new MG lineup, a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Further details will be released in June, when the car undergoes its full UK launch. For now, prospective buyers are able to register their interest on the MG website.

Source: MG

3 comments
netean@gmail.com
Looks a perfectly ok car (if a bit big in my opinion) Not the most innovative design and looks very much like a Kia Sorrento or generic Nissan with a hint of Renault at the front grill.
SteveNasralla
Will it have Lucas electronic? The devil is in the details......and also in Lucas electronics.
EyalNamdar
MG is a Chinese company and they showed this SUV in china first