First pictures: MG GTS 4x4 Crossover

Time of article published Dec 29, 2014

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Shanghai, China - These are the first official pictures of the MG GTS Crossover, the production version of the CS Concept first seen at Auto Shanghai.

It's due for release in China in the second quarter of 2015 with a two-litre turbopetrol four rated at 162kW and 349Nm, driving via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and on-demand all-wheel drive.

The maker has also promised a range of all-new, more efficient 1.0, 1.4 and 1.6 direct-injection petrol engines later in the year, coupled to a smaller, less-expensive dual-clutch drive.

Sadly, MG has no plans to release the GTS in South Africa.

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MG previews bold new compact SUV

The British marque renowned for compact sports cars and the odd hot hatch will soon be forging into crossover territory.

MG's Chinese owner, SAIC, has released official sketches of the MG CS concept car, which previews a production model.

Set to be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show on 20 April, the CS was penned by a design team led by global design director Anthony Williams-Kenny.

MG expects the production vehicle to expand the global reach of the MG brand, while "creating a sensation among young, fashion conscious people." Read more here: https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/mg-previews-bold-new-compact-suv-1500322

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