New spy shots of the upcoming MG CS SUV show a slightly sportier vehicle compared to spy shots we saw earlier. The tires are larger, the roof rails are gone, and the head lights seem a tad sharper. The MG CS SUV will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of next year.
A comparison between the new and earlier spy shots.
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.