The MG GS has been spotted ahead of its official debut at the London motor show
Jimi Beckwith
8 March 2016

MG’s first SUV model, the GS, has been spotted undisguised in the UK, ahead of its official debut in May.

The GS will compete against the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and Nissan Qashqai when it goes on sale.

So far we’ve only seen – and driven - the Chinese-market GS, while MG released design sketches in preparation for the GS’s official unveiling.

These latest shots give us our best look yet at the UK market version of the upcoming crossover, the styling of which appears largely unchanged over that of the Chinese-market version.

We can see that the car follows the styling of the CS concept, with similarities between its other MG stablemates, the MG3, MG5 and MG6. So far, we only know of two available engines – 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre petrol units.

The GS is due for its official UK unveiling at the London motor show in May and will go on sale in the UK in June, but its sibling is already on sale in China under another name.

MG is keeping details under close wraps until the model’s launch, so pricing and full specs will not be available until the official debut at the London motor show.

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8 March 2016
First Citroen had a GS. Then Lexus launched a GS and continues to sell it. Why would MG use the same name? How can they use the same name?

8 March 2016
soldi wrote:
First Citroen had a GS. Then Lexus launched a GS and continues to sell it. Why would MG use the same name? How can they use the same name?
Well its unlikely to cause confusion, the MG will only ever sell 5 cars and majority of the universe will have never heard of it, or even be aware MG still trades.. oh and this car is right minger.

8 March 2016
Agreed.

MrJ

9 March 2016
Hideous insult to the MG badge. But probably not a lot worse than many other SUV blobules infesting the roads.

9 March 2016
MrJ wrote:
Hideous insult to the MG badge.
I think the ZR and ZS were the first to do that.

8 March 2016
... presumably the trade mark lawyers checked. It might not matter in copyright free China, but elsewhere...?

MG Writer

8 March 2016
Case details for trade mark UK00003151811 New Search View historic case details Glossary of terms Print Friendly View Trade mark Trade mark MG GS StatusExamination Relevant dates Filing date26 February 2016 List of goods Class 12Vehicles for locomotion by land, air, water or rail; Anti-theft devices for vehicles; Cars; Automobile wheels; Couplings for land vehicles; Engines for land vehicles; Transmissions, for land vehicles; Transmission chains for land vehicles; Shock absorbers for automobiles; Automobile chassis; Transmission shafts for land vehicles; Connecting rods for land vehicles, other than parts of motors and engines; Gear boxes for land vehicles; Rearview mirrors; Bodies for vehicles; Repair outfits for inner tubes; Automobile tires [tyres]; Hydraulic circuits for vehicles; Shock absorbing springs for vehicles; Turn signals for vehicles; Windscreens; Brakes for vehicles; Safety seats for children, for vehicles; Upholstery for vehicles; Caps for vehicle petrol [gas] tanks. Name and Address details Owner(s) nameSAIC MOTOR CORPORATION LIMITEDROOM 509, BUILDING 1, NO. 563 SONG TAO ROAD, ZHANG JIANG HI-TECH ZONE, SHANGHAI, ChinaCountry of IncorporationChina View owner's other trade marks IPO representative nameMEI-LENG FONG12 WALTHAM CLOSE, PORTCHESTER,, HAMPSHIRE,, United Kingdom, PO16 8EQ

MG Writer

9 March 2016
as all the others because it looks like all the others because that's what it does. Boring. Miserable. Whatever happened to design? All that talent, all that promise, and then this.

8 March 2016
Breaks my heart that the MG badge now adorns junk like that.

8 March 2016
Agreed.

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