New spy shots of the MG CS SUV, seen here all-naked in orange standing on a flatbed trailer in China. The MG CS will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the China car market in Q4. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and end around 160.000 yuan ($19.000 – 26.000).
Engine chat: still a confusing picture here with many conflicting reports. Early 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. Recent reports in Chinese media revealed a much larger line of engines: 1.3, 1.4 turbo (developed with GM), 1.5, and the 1.5 turbo.
The very latest reports however indicate 1.5 and 1.5 turbo only, mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. A 2.0 turbo seems to large for a car the size of the CS, and the high-tech 1.4 turbo is probably too expensive for the segment where the CS will compete.