MG has a compact SUV concept coming to Shanghai Motor Show, and it wears the compact moniker "CS." Beyond talking up its "sporting DNA," "charisma" and "multi-faceted 'shard' structure" headlights, we only know one thing about it: The CS concept previews a production compact SUV from MG, the Sino-English brand anxious to hop into a rapidly growing and lucrative segment.

There's a brief press release below along with a teaser image above (click to enlarge), and we'll bring you the real thing in pictures when the Shanghai show opens next week.
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12/04/13 -- A stunning MG urban SUV concept car will be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show.

It will be the world premiere of the cutting-edge MG CS concept, designed to slot into the compact SUV sector, one of the fastest growing areas of the global automotive market where style and sports utility dominate fashion trends.

It's the latest result of a massive investment in the brand by MG's owner, the giant SAIC Motor group, and previews MG's first production urban SUV. It will be unveiled on the firm's stand at around 3am (BST) on April 20, Press Day at the Shanghai Show.

It has been penned by a top design team led by MG's Global Design Director, Anthony Williams-Kenny. The MG CS oozes British design flair while embracing the sporting DNA of MG, an iconic brand.

The MG CS has many strikingly unique features, including the headlights which have a multi-faceted 'shard' structure which refract light in different colours and shape from the side, but coalesce to form the iconic MG's trademark octagon from the front.

A strong horizontal emphasis gives the side profile of the MG CS a distinctive, sporty style and youthful appearance. Creative design, style and charisma dominate the look of this latest MG.

MG has a rich history of daring designs that break new ground and sophisticated UK design has carried through to the family of new generation MGs. These include the MG6 production car and the MG ZERO concept car, which pointed the way to the MG3 production model.

There has been much speculation about an MG SUV and this model is expected to create a sensation among young, fashion conscious people. The MG CS concept will expand the global reach of the MG brand.

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      How can MG not make a roadster???? SUV????? Really?????
        • 2 Years Ago
        Maybe they are just going for the money first in the big volume segments and then they will make a roadster? At the rate they are going does anyone really want them to make a roadster anyways? It won't look nice, won't have the performance, it just won't be an MG.
      • 2 Years Ago
      When I first glanced at it, I thought it was a Nissan/Renault concept. It looks like something they would churn out.
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like the renault captur, but the suv market is heating up, with nissan rogue to have a PHEV for 2015.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like I'm playing a futuristic racing game.
      • 2 Years Ago
      dorky and irrelevant
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow... End of term final rendering at Art Center or CCS?
        • 2 Years Ago
        What's wrong with end-of-term projects? Those take a lot of talent and an immense amount of hard work... Besides both schools are top notch in Trans Design.
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      love the cow catcher in the front... from what I understand, this was designed by a German? I do love the 3/4 rear-end view. And everything from the front A-pillar, and back.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its not a cross-over, its a hatchback or wagon... its not a "shooting brake" its a hatchback or a wagon... stop the marketing frenzy already. Furbies died and so should this.
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