British automaker MG has been looking mostly to its adoptive country after being acquired by its Chinese parent – SAIC Motor – but has now decided to turn its attention to Europe once more.
MG has recently announced its Euro-spec GS crossover, to be debuted in May, through an initial teaser image. The model will be introduced during the London Motor Show in May, and was initially previewed by the CS concept – though going through the entire teaser campaign story does seem pointless here. That’s because we know the model will be almost identical to the Chinese version, as only technicalities will distinguish the two (mainly living up to the more stringent EU rules). As such, we can expect the model to come with the aggressive front end featuring an angular grille and slender, sweptback headlights. The crossover will also feature some practical and functional plastic body cladding, a tailgate-mounted spoiler, as well as a dual-tip setup for the exhaust system.
The powertrain choices have not been confirmed so far – the Chinese-flavored version can be had with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine sporting 165 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A higher spec version uses the turbocharged 2.0-liter unit sporting 217 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. By choice of engine the owners can rely on a six-speed manual, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, or even a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with front wheel drive being standard and the all-wheel drive system an optional extra. The MG GS has also been tipped for a June release in showrooms and pricing will be announced around that date.