Could this be the look of a new MG which is set to be unveiled as a concept at the Shanghai Motor Show?
Most car makers float an idea as a concept before starting development and production but the MG CS could make it into the showrooms.
It’s the latest result of massive investment in the brand by MG’s owner, the giant Chinese firm SAIC Motor group and could be MG’s first production urban SUV.
The MG CS concept is obviously aimed at the Nissan Juke crossover in a segment that is growing rapidly.
The new MG CS is a British-designed car and has many striking features, including the headlights which have a multi-faceted ‘shard’ structure which refract light in different colours and shape from the side, but coalesce to form the iconic MG’s trademark octagon from the front.
A strong horizontal emphasis gives the side profile of the MG CS a distinctive, sporty style – MG say that creative design, style and charisma will dominate the look of this latest vehicle.
There has been much speculation about an MG SUV and this model is expected to create a stir when it is unveiled and the new MG CS could help lead the firm’s drive to sell car motors around the world.
It’s been something of a mixed history for MG in recent years but MG Motor UK is based in Birmingham along with SAIC Motor’s European Technical Engineering Centre.
Together they employ 400 people in automotive styling, design, engineering, manufacturing and support services.
Their current output are the MG6 GT sports fastback and the MG6 Magnette sports saloon. Both cars were designed and engineered in Birmingha, which is also where final assembly takes place.