MG GS Exclusive new car review
Sales of SUV models are booming and among the latest to enter the fray is MG with its charismatically-styled and keenly priced GS.
The sector is crowded with rivals such as Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, Suzuki Vitara and Dacia Duster so newcomers to have to stand out to get any attention, and the MG GS does just that.
It has more road presence than many rivals thanks to potent front-end styling, a big eye-catching MG badge, roof rails and side-guards, and is very competitively priced, starting from £14,995.
MG is a traditional and fondly-regarded car brand which these days is Chinese-owned and is really developing fast in the UK, with soaring sales certain to be further boosted by this new SUV model.
There is only one engine option available at present, a 1.5 litre petrol unit offering 164 hp. It is good for a 0-60 mph time of 9.6 seconds, and a top speed of 118 mph. The fuel economy figure is 46.3 mpg combined, a decent figure for a sporty petrol engine. Continue reading