The MG brand is synonymous with sporty droptops in the US. For decades, the British brand exported two-seaters to satiate the convertible (and coupe) needs of Baby Boomers, but there hasn't been a new MG on America's roads in a long time. However, there is an outside chance that the now Chinese-owned company could make a return to the US... and with a sports car in the lineup, no less.
MG Icon Concept
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Nov 29, 2012
MG is, sadly, another one of those brands whose every mentions inspires us to ask, "Is it still around?" Yes, it is, and when you string the past two year's headlines together you can see that parent company SAIC is serious about making it work: Autocar saying the MG6 is better to drive than the Ford Focus Zetec S, opening a European design center at its Longbridge, UK site, working a deal to sell its products through European GM dealers, the Zero and Icon concepts and an entry into the British
- Zach Bowman
- Apr 23, 2012
MG has taken to the 2012 Beijing Motor Show with its Icon Concept, a hatch that's somehow intended to pay tribute to the MGA and MGB GT models of old. The automaker is marking its 50th anniversary this year, and chose the Chinese show to mark the occasion with the funky-looking concept you see above. Aside from a general hatchback shape, we don't see too much of the Icon's predecessors in the design – in fact, we see as much Mini Countryman as anything else. The tall ride height and flashy