Squinting LED lights, big intakes, and a sleek profile create quite a stylish crossover.
MG tears the sheet off its handsome X-Motion Concept SUV at the Beijing Auto Show. The brand imagines the model as potentially being the flagship model in the lineup someday.
The SUV features narrow LED headlights that connect to a large grille with chrome details inside of it. Large corner intakes have their own illumination too. The long, contoured hood leads to a sweptback windshield and flowing roofline. Muscular fenders lend visual weight to the rear. At the tail, the lights echo the shape of the ones in front. A pair of oval exhaust pipes protrude from the bumper, which lends an aggressive aesthetic.
The X-Motion is just an exterior styling concept at the moment. MG offers no images about the interior and only makes vague statements about the SUV's capabilities. For example, it would use a fully electric powertrain and use connectivity tech from MG's parent company SAIC.
When teasing the X-Motion concept, MG said that it shared a platform with the existing Roewe RX8 SUV. It uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 221 horsepower (165 kilowatts) and 266 pound-feet (360 Newton-meters) of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only available gearbox, but buyers can select from two- or all-wheel drive.
"We’re yet to decide whether X-motion will come to the UK, but we can already see that MG’s design language and value-for-money approach are finding favor with British buyers who are choosing MG in ever-growing numbers," Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, said in the model's announcement. If the X-Motion goes into production and arrives in the U.K, it would bring some real style to a lineup that currently consists of two small crossovers and a five-door hatchback
Gallery: MG X-Motion Concept
MG X-MOTION CONCEPT UNVEILED AT BEIJING AUTO SHOW
This morning in Beijing, the MG X-motion concept car premiered at the Beijing Auto Show. The X-motion follows the MG brand design philosophy of Emotional Dynamism that was showcased in the brand’s first full electric sports car concept, the MG E-motion.
The ‘X’ in the product name X-motion represents the endless possibilities of how people can relate to the design. Whether that is through its stunningly eye-catching appearance, inspiring performance thanks to its sporting genes, or through an appreciation of its multi-dimensional intelligent technology.
Crowned as the MG Range Captain the concept has been designed to be the largest model in MG’s growing product portfolio. With a bold, dominant design, the X-motion has a muscular appearance that conveys a sense of fluid motion. The X-motion is also a world-leader in the field of mainstream SUV design as it utilises exceptionally sensual surface and shadow shoulder, to add a sense of movement to the overall form.
Other design features to highlight include the stellar field grille that frames the iconic MG badge and distinctive hurricane aluminum alloy wheels. MG has also employed a custom LED design to create the hunter eye headlight and light field taillight that are a statement in the MG design language.
Incorporating advanced technology that has been developed by parent company SAIC, the X-motion will include full connectivity. Driven by a commitment to innovative transformation, the car will also feature an electric powertrain, interconnection, intelligence and information sharing.
Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “We’re very excited to see X-motion unveiled in Beijing. This is further evidence of the emergence of MG as a serious player in the global market with advanced tech and stunning design. We’re yet to decide whether X-motion will come to the UK, but we can already see that MG’s design language and value-for-money approach are finding favour with British buyers who are choosing MG in ever-growing numbers”.
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