Arriving at the right dynamic compromise for the GS was always going to be a challenge.
The MG brand’s traditional strengths made it a no-brainer to tune its small and medium-size hatchbacks for greater agility and sporting zest than the next bargain-priced option.
But a taller, more utility-minded offering like a crossover needs much greater breadth of ability than its siblings.
It must also offer more rolling comfort and a greater sense of well-being to its passengers while being able to haul itself along a rutted track or out of a muddy car park (albeit very occasionally).
But MG’s interpretation of how a crossover ought to conduct itself leaves something to be desired – because it doesn’t ride very comfortably at all.
Unlike the 3 and 6 before it, the GS uses electromechanical rather than hydraulic power steering. It steers quite well, if not with the feedback of its range mates then at least with consistent weight, pace and a decent sense of precision.