A seven-seat GS and a smaller, sub-XS SUV are coming to expand MG's range
4 May 2017

MG will extend its SUV line-up in the next few years, offering both a baby SUV to sit below both the newly revealed XS and a seven-seat version of the GS.

Currently, the GS is a five-seat Qashqai rival, but the model will be overhauled in 2019, according to MG’s UK sales and marketing boss, Matthew Cheyne, and will also be offered with seven seats.

These new SUVs, along with the 3 supermini and upcoming 6 saloon, will make MG’s range six-strong, including the E-Motion electric sports car which will sit at the top of the range as a halo model.

E-Motion aside, the line-up will include plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric variants, which will start with a PHEV XS, before a full electric XS comes in 18 months to 2 years’ time, said Cheyne, talking at the London motor show.

The XS spearheads MG’s new design direction, with a Jaguar-like front grille and heavily styled taillights. The design will first spread to the 3 when it's  facelifted in the next 12 months, before other models adopt the look.

Cheyne aims for MG to be selling up to 25,000 cars per year in the UK by 2020 or 2021. Last year, it sold 4,192 models.

Read more:

2017 London motor show - picture gallery and show report

MG XS makes its debut at the London motor show

MG E-Motion EV sports car for production in 2020

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4 May 2017
My god, William Morris and Cecil Kimber must be spinning in their graves when a generic oriental box of utter tedium such as this is fitted with the MG badge.

4 May 2017
.... I was impressed with what's been achieved. Easy to rubbish something when you have not even seen it. Bear in mind too that this was a Chinese production line car in entirely Chinese rather U.K. specification...

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4 May 2017
Especially the XS. So the inevitable news that MG will expand their SUV range is hardly welcome if these 2 monstrosities are anything to go by!

8 May 2017
Seriously, for £12500 these are great designs and the interior seems up to class standards.

Show me something better in the same price bracket (new cars) then lets start a sensible discussion.

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