The Nissan Juke-sized SUV is prime news fodder. They’re all at it - most manufacturers either have one already or will in less than 18 months.

Chinese-owned MG having a go too, with what will be – in the Chinese market at least – called the ZS. Official design renders were released by MG’s Chinese headquarters, and they show the car to be sleek and handsome from most angles, and recent official images and spy shots of the same car confirm this.

Unfortunately, though, there’s a lot of other cars in the design. Strong comparisons were drawn between the ZS and the Jaguar XE when MG’s parent company SAIC revealed its first design sketch of the car.

These latest official renders still show that, but also bear a striking resemblance to Mazda’s SUVs, the CX-3 and CX-5. It's not enough to prompt Chinese copycat headlines, but in a market that's home to some properly characterful cars - think Juke, CX-3, Renegade - the rather samey ZS is a little underwhelming.