MG unveiled its showroom-ready GS at the London Motor Show. The mid-size SUV will be available to order in the UK from June 2016 and debuts with a new 125kW, 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that delivers 250Nm of torque.
Founded in 1924 Morris Garages is best known for its classic British Roadsters, yet the brand owned by Chinese company SAIC Motors has now also branched into the popular sports utility vehicle space.
The SUV will be pitted against the likes of the Nissan Qasqai and Renault Kadjar. At 4500mm long, 1855mm wide and 1675mm heigh, the GS is 73mm longer, 46mm wider and 8mm lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan.
A diesel variant of the GS will be introduced in future with the turbocharged 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine already fitted to various MG models, which delivers 110kW 258Nm of torque.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the MG GS on sale in South Africa as Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) recently decided to stop importing the brand. However, chief executive Jeb McIntosh said that although the last MG units imported into the country had already been sold, the company would continue to support existing owners as far as parts supply, warranty and service back-up is concerned.