British manufacturer MG (Morris Garages) has only one car model in its current offering, the MG6. But this won’t be the case for long as the Chinese-owned brand is said to unveil a stunning new urban SUV concept at the Shanghai Motor Show which starts this weekend.
Called the MG CS Concept, this crossover is said to have been penned by a top design team led by MG’s Global Design Director, Anthony Williams-Kenny and supposedly previews its first production urban SUV.
Targeting the young and fashion conscious market, the MG CS claims to feature British design flair while embracing the sporting DNA of the iconic brand even though MG has been under one of China’s largest listed vehicle manufacturer, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, since 2007.
Apart from the sketches, no other details are provided. It is, however, rumoured that the MG CS will share its platform with the MG5 Concept and powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine.
MG TO UNVEIL URBAN SUV CONCEPT AT SHANGHAI SHOW
A stunning MG urban SUV concept car will be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show.
It will be the world premiere of the cutting-edge MG CS concept, designed to slot into the compact SUV sector, one of the fastest growing areas of the global automotive market where style and sports utility dominate fashion trends.
It’s the latest result of a massive investment in the brand by MG’s owner, the giant SAIC Motor group, and previews MG’s first production urban SUV. It will be unveiled on the firm’s stand at around 3am (BST) on April 20, Press Day at the Shanghai Show.
It has been penned by a top design team led by MG’s Global Design Director, Anthony Williams-Kenny. The MG CS oozes British design flair while embracing the sporting DNA of MG, an iconic brand.
The MG CS has many strikingly unique features, including the headlights which have a multi-faceted ‘shard’ structure which refract light in different colours and shape from the side, but coalesce to form the iconic MG’s trademark octagon from the front.
A strong horizontal emphasis gives the side profile of the MG CS a distinctive, sporty style and youthful appearance. Creative design, style and charisma dominate the look of this latest MG.
MG has a rich history of daring designs that break new ground and sophisticated UK design has carried through to the family of new generation MGs. These include the MG6 production car and the MG ZERO concept car, which pointed the way to the MG3 production model.
There has been much speculation about an MG SUV and this model is expected to create a sensation among young, fashion conscious people. The MG CS concept will expand the global reach of the MG brand.