Features a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine.
MG has unveiled the Euro-spec GS crossover at the London Motor Show.
Described as a "striking new addition to the UK model range," the crossover closely echoes the Chinese variant which was unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. MG didn't have much to say about the changes but the only noticeable difference appears to be blacked out A-pillars.
The company is keeping specifications under wraps but confirmed the Euro-spec GS will be offered in three different trim levels and all will be powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine. There's no word on how powerful the engine is but it can be paired to the company's first automatic transmission.
According to MG Sales and Marketing boss Matthew Cheyne, "When considering transmissions and engine choices, we listened to our customers and looked at market trends. It’s not only a momentous occasion to unveil our first SUV, it is also a significant moment to announce our first automatic – something many of our customers have been waiting for, and so we’re thrilled to be offering it to them.”
Pricing and performance specifications will be released next month but MG says the model will be affordable and have pricing structures that are easy to understand.
THE MG GS IS UNVEILED AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW
MG Motor UK has unveiled its all-new SUV, the MG GS, at the London Motor Show today and announced an automatic DCT gearbox will be available.
At an exclusive preview event at the Battersea Park show, MG has proudly pulled back the cover on the GS to reveal the striking new addition to the UK model range.
MG was also pleased to announce that the GS will come with the British manufacturer’s first automatic transmission. The SUV’s top specification model will be available with the option of a DCT gearbox; which will be more responsive and provide customers with a much smoother ride. The GS will also come with an agile 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and will be available in three different trim levels.
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, said: “When considering transmissions and engine choices, we listened to our customers and looked at market trends. It’s not only a momentous occasion to unveil our first SUV, it is also a significant moment to announce our first automatic – something many of our customers have been waiting for, and so we’re thrilled to be offering it to them.”
MG is assuring customers that when prices are announced in June, they will reflect the family pricing strategy.
Cheyne added: “Regarding how much this fantastic new car will cost, it will be consistent with our other models. We’re proud of the fact our prices are transparent. When we say our cars are affordable, we mean it. The price structures are easy to understand and have no surprise additions.
“When we officially launch the GS next month, people will be able to find out more about the car’s performance and when they can get behind the wheel of one.”
To register your interest in the MG GS, visit the MG website www.mg.co.uk/gs.