The best spy shots so far of the 2014 MG CS SUV testing in China, it will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will hit the China car market in the second half of next year. The CS will be the very first SUV for the MG brand that is growing bigger than it ever was in British hands.
The MG CS SUV debuted as a concept on the Shanghai Auto Show back in April. MG said at the time that the CS was based on the MG5, but we have seen spy shots spy shots of an MG SUV based on the current third-generation Ssangyong Korando.
The latest reports in Chinese media confirm the Ssangyong origins, saying that the MG CS SUV is based on the “Ssangyong Korando multi-platform”. They also say the wheelbase of the CS is 2650, which is exactly the same as the wheelbase of the Korando.
There will be two engines: a 1.5 turbo with 135hp, that will also power the long-awaited MG5 turbo, and a new 2.0 turbo with 204hp. The 1.5 turbo is developed by MG, the 2.0 turbo however seems based on the naturally aspirated 2.0 that powers the Korando. Price for the MG CS SUV will start around 140.000 yuan.
Roof rails exceptional for a prototype, indicating there is actually a Korando underneath.