MG has taken the wraps off the GTS crossover scheduled to go on sale next year in China.

MG has taken the wraps off the GTS crossover scheduled to go on sale next year in China.

It's essentially an evolution of the CS concept from last year's Auto Shanghai and will be available with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo engine rated at 217 bhp (162 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque. Output will be sent to the wheels through a dual-clutch six-speed transmission working together with an all-wheel drive on-demand system. This hardware arrangement will grant the MG GTS with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in a decent 8 seconds.

The crossover will eventually get MG's newly developed array of GDI engines, starting out with a 3-cylinder 1.0-liter followed by larger 1.4- and 1.5-liter motors. A more affordable dual-clutch gearbox that can cope with 165 lb-ft (223 Nm) is in the works and will be added sometime in 2015.

MG has announced sales of the GTS crossover will commence in China in the first half of next year.

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