Earlier this week we had the first photos of the MG CS SUV all-naked in China, and today we have the first photos of the interior. Color scheme looks friendly enough with beige, gray, and black. Electronic parking brake, big aluminum gear knob, lots of buttons on the center console, large LCD screen, sporty dials, and sporty seats.
Multifunctional steering wheel with a large MG logo. Cup holders behind parking brake.
The MG CS SUV is based on the third generation (2010) SsangYong Korando. The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), owner of the MG brand, owned a controlling stake in SsangYong Motor from late 2004 until 2009. The deal to use the Korando as base for the CS dates back from those days although the details are misty.
The MG CS SUV will be powered by a Ssangyong-sourced 220hp 2.0 four-cylinder turbo petrol, this engine is also available in the Korando. Transmissions: six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, again just like in the Korando.
New reports in Chinese media say the MG CS will also be available with the well-known MG 1.5 turbo with an output of 129hp and 210nm. We are not so sure whether this is true, 129 horses seem far too few for a car the size of the CS SUV. More as we get it…