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MG to unveil urban SUV concept at Shanghai show

MG CS result of "massive investment" by owner SAIC Motor

Published: April 14, 2013, 10:00 AM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:16 PM

MG SUV concept

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Brit icon MG will debut the MG CS concept at the Shanghai Motor Show at the end of the month. MG says the compact SUV sector is "one of the fastest growing areas of the global automotive market where style and sports utility dominate fashion trends," and previews the brand's first production urban SUV.

Likely an evolution of the Icon concept revealed last year, the vehicle was penned by a team led by global design director Anthony Williams-Kenny, who formerly headed up the design department at parent company SAIC Motor's UK division, and was responsible for the MG3, MG6 and MG Zero, the brand's first concept since the mid-80s.

MG is going for edgy with a design that includes "shard" structured headlights that refract light in different colours and shapes from the side, but come together to form MG's trademark octagon in the front.

Power details haven't been revealed, but the UK motoring press are expecting a SAIC-developed 1.5-litre four cylinder turbocharged engine with about 135 hp.