A prototype of the MG CS crossover has been spied undergoing some last-minute testing in Scandinavia ahead of an official reveal likely to occur in April at the Beijing Motor Show.

A prototype of the MG CS crossover has been spied undergoing some last-minute testing in Scandinavia ahead of an official reveal likely to occur in April at the Beijing Motor Show.

MG’s first ever crossover was previewed back in April 2013 by the CS concept and now it’s almost ready to reach dealerships in production form. It was previously believed the model would ride on the MG5 platform but our sources have informed us the CS will actually use the same architecture as the third-gen SsangYong Korando.

The wheelbase is expected to be about 2650mm long while engine lineup will include an MG-developed 1.5-liter turbo with 135 bhp (101 kW) along with a Korando-derived 2.0-liter turbo delivering 204 bhp (152 kW).

In terms of design, the prototype spotted in these photos has sweptback headlights, triangular air intakes, a sculpted bonnet and a spoiler mounted on the tailgate. Also noticeable is the dual exhaust arrangement as well as an upward sweeping beltline. Overall, the design seems to closely mirror the aforementioned CS concept.

The MG CS crossover is planned to go on sale shortly after its Beijing debut in April.

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