The new machine is MG’s first urban SUV. The firm has been toying with the idea of adding one to their line up for a while now. The Icon Concept proved their intentions when it was shown at last year’s Beijing Motor Show. That car featured retro styling, but the CS is far more contemporary. The new machine has an angular front-end and aggressive bumpers, both of which are in keeping with the brand’s MG3 supermini, which is also expected to be shown at Shanghai.
The new car was designed by the firm’s Global Design Director, Anthony Williams-Kenny and is expected to “expand the global reach of the MG brand.” When it begins production, the new machine’s expected to utilise the MG5’s platform and come with a 1.5 litre turbo engine, which allows it to avoid Chinese taxes charged for larger capacity engines. The firm has not yet confirmed if their SUV will be sold in the UK or the rest of Europe. Perhaps that information will be part of the CS’s launch in Shanghai.