More spy shots of the MG CS SUV testing in China and looking almost ready to go. The MG CS SUV will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and launch on the Chinese auto market in September. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan ($19.000 – 26.000).
Note manual gearbox. Very small screen.
New news on the engines: earlier on we heard the MG CS would be available with a 135hp 1.5 turbo and a 204hp 2.0 turbo, both mated to a 6-speed DCT. New reports in Chinese media reveal a much larger line of engines: 1.3, 1.4 turbo (developed with GM), 1.5, and the 1.5 turbo.
The 1.3 and the 1.5 will sit at the bottom of the range and will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The 1.4 turbo and the 1.5 turbo will be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed tiptronic automatic.
The 2.0 turbo and the DCT were apparently dropped. However, MG has not confirmed anything about the engines yet.
Sporty stance. Exhaust pipes hanging ’round under the bumper. Wide rear tires. Sleek rear lights.