Although we now have live images of it, we don't know anything more about the MG CS SUV concept now than we did a week ago when the Sino-Anglo brand previewed it. A compact SUV looking for some of the lucre being thrown at that segment, it's not made for the MG purist. But if parent company SAIC can keep the production version close to the concept, it could find a lot of new MG fans.

There's a brief press release below with lots of flowery words and nothing in the way of technical details. But be sure to click through our gallery above to see the funky little crossover for yourself.
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MG TO UNVEIL URBAN SUV CONCEPT AT SHANGHAI SHOW

20/04/13 -- 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.

No further technical or details are available at this time.


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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      MG needs to build a nice inexpensive roadster. Leave the CUVs to others.
        speterjr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Yes, while this is a cool vehicle, and I love the proportions and details, isn't MG known historically for their roadsters?
        Matthew Dawson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        This is probably pedantic, but the old MG sports cars were't really all that inexpensive when they were new. They're just cheap to buy now because they're old and pretty much ubiquitous. But, whether cheap or not, it'd be nice to see them make anything sporty-like again.
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matthew Dawson
          (Meant to post above here) Midget was cheap: about 14k in modern $$. The MGB would have been a little less than Miata money. The B is regarded as king of inexpensive roadsters (in terms of sales) until the Mista.
          Matthew Dawson
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matthew Dawson
          Teleny411, okay. A lot of people feel that the Miata is more expensive than it should be for what it is right now. And some people think the Fiat 500 is overpriced at 15k. I'm saying some people have this impression that the MGs and Triumphs were all dirt cheap brand new (like 8k), and they weren't. They cost as much as normal cars.
      SatinSheetMetal
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing is so "concept" that it's hard to take away what the actual vehicle might look like. Also to every one complaining about MG's. They need the revenue from a segment like this to be able to make the MG's of past. Now whether they actually will (if they can actually make money) remains to be seen.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Midget was cheap. About 14k in today's dollars.
      Sanchez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Juke?