MG Roadster back as SUV

20 Jul, 2012 11:30am Sam Hardy

New MG Roadster will be based on the Icon concept, with classic MGB touches - and our exclusive images show how it could look

The MG Roadster is making a comeback – in the shape of a stylish new drop-top crossover.

MG hopes to appeal to a new generation of enthusiasts with this modern-day interpretation of legendary sports cars like the MGB. Our exclusive images show how the car could look, and it’s set to be a huge hit for the reborn company.

The new model was previewed by the hard-top Icon concept at April’s Beijing Motor Show. Now MG has dropped the strongest hints yet that this will be joined on the production line by a soft-top. Both will enter the growing compact crossover market, which is dominated by models like the Nissan Juke.

The car is likely to go on sale in 2015, starting at around £14,000.

For the full story on the new MG Roadster, pick up a copy of this week's Auto Express, out 18 July 2012.