British brand MG, currently owned by China, launched in Shanghai the new MG CS concept, designed to anticipate the first SUV in its history, a model mainly addressed to young people.
Former British company MG, now owned by the Chinese used the home court advantage and unveiled the new CS Concept at the Auto Show in Shanghai. The prototype is intended to be a flagship for the manufacturer who wants a crossover in its range. Developed probably using the current MG5 platform, CS concept was invented by a team of designers, led by Anthony Williams, head of GM design.
The prototype shows us how the next crossovers of the company will look like, and has no connection with the retro design of the Icon Concept. Williams promised that the new MG CS will be a hit among fashionable youngsters thanks to its sporty shapes and front layout dominated by a discrete grid, which continues up to the headlights. Spoiler is dominated by a generous air intake and continues with underbody protection panels.
MG CS – Launch Date & Specs
MG plans to launch a production version of the CS concept as soon as possible, trying to take a maximum advantage of the increasing request for compact SUVs. Unofficial sources talk about 2015 as a year of launch and a starting price of 17,500 euros. About the range of engines there are rumors about upcoming petrol units such as a supercharged 1.5 (135 hp) and 2.0-liter, complemented by a 1.9-liter diesel.