The MG GS will arrive in the UK in 2016 and will compete in the highly competitive compact SUV segment. However, the brand reportedly has bigger ambitions with the new model. According to MG Motor product manager Andrew Lowerson, the automaker will consider expanding into other European markets following the UK rollout of the GS, its first SUV.
“The SUV brings something new to the brand,” Lowerson told Autonews Europe. With the GS, MG’s UK lineup will grow to three models: the MG3 subcompact hatchback, MG6 midsize model and the GS compact SUV. The latter will likely be offered with a diesel and a petrol unit in Europe.
Porsche Engineering is responsible for improving the SUV’s driving performance, which will be built in China. European models will be assembled from imported kits in the former MG Rover Group factory in Longbridge, central England. UK pricing is not yet available, but Lowerson said the GS will be “as affordable as possible.”