A little while back we heard that MG are looking to bring out an SUV known as the GS. Clearly they are intent on going the whole hog and are looking to create a three-SUV lineup, the GS as well as two new models to compete in the compact and sub-compact crossover segments.
During an interview with Autocar, MG sales & marketing boss Matthew Cheyne stated that “You have to be playing in the right segments, and clearly the SUV segment is a growth market. Next year we’ll be launching a B-segment SUV – the GS’s baby brother, if you like.” This potential rival to the Nissan Juke should go on sale towards the end of 2017.
“We’ll have the B and C-segment SUVs in the baby SUV and the GS, so then you start looking at larger SUVs as well. We’re trying to make a range of cars that appeal to the British market.”
MG’s focus seems to be honed in on SUVs at the moment and so it seems highly unlikely that they’ll be producing any other type of car in the near future, let alone something sporty.
“There are no specific plans to produce a roadster at this point,” added Cheyne. “Although the new architecture we’re moving towards would be easier to develop a roadster from. The two-seat convertible market is in decline, so there’s no case to build one. We build our cars to have good handling, though, so we continue the MG heritage this way.”
Although Cheyne suggested that some type of shared platform could be a possibility, MG’s B-segment SUV will most likely be based on the MG 3 supermini.