MG GS – Motorshow Focus

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015 - 2:09pm IST

The MG GS compact SUV made its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in April. The car is based on the MG CS Concept that was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.

MG GS front three quarters right at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
The design is influenced heavily by the MG CS Concept.

The design of the GS closely resembles that of the well-received concept. The front end gets a thin grille housing the octagonal Morris badge, trapezoidal headlights and a two-tone bumper. Moving to the sides, there are dual-tone alloys and blacked-out B-pillar while the rear has a tailgate spoiler, angular tail lights and twin tailpipes. Dimensions of the SUV are 4,500 mm, 1,855 mm and 1,699 mm in length, width and height respectively.

MG GS dashboard at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

The interior comes with a floating effect for the center console and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with GPS navigation. Other noteworthy features are push button start, heated front seats, electronic parking brake, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and downhill driving assistance.

MG GS rear three quarters at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
The MG GS comes with two turbocharged petrol engine options.

Power to the MG GS is provided by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine generating 220 hp and 350 Nm, and a 1.5-liter turbo four cylinder petrol producing 167 hp and 250 Nm. The former is mated to a 6-speed DCT with the latter being coupled to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed DCT.

MG has announced that the MG GS will be launched in UK in 2016.

MG GS at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show – Image Gallery

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  1. That’s right, and this is what the press release says – “Developed upon the brand new global strategic SUV architecture platform of SAIC Motor, MG GS carries the new generation of CUBE-TECH powertrain of SAIC Motor.” We have removed that sentence from the story, thanks for pointing this out.


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