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.
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.