MG CS 4x4 spied

6 Feb, 2014 4:41pm James Mortimore

Best pictures yet of the MG CS 4x4 spied testing in Scandinavia, likely to debut at the Beijing Motor Show

This is our best look yet at MG's Qashqai-rivalling CS SUV,  spied winter testing in Scandinavia. Although heavily disguised, styling cues from the 2013 MG CS concept are visible, and we could see the production model in the flesh at the Beijing Motor Show later this year.

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The test mule retains the angular lines of the concept, including the bulging wheel arches and sharp body panels. At the front, the CS also adopts the familiar face of modern MG models.

Mechanically, the CS should be available with the choice of two engines, MG’s own 135bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged motor and a SsangYong-sourced 204bhp 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine – which currently resides beneath the bonnet of the Korando.

The production version of the new MG CS SUV is expected to debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in April, and could arrive in the UK during 2015. Pricing has not yet been revealed, but expect it to be priced competitively with models like the SsangYong Korando, which starts from around £15,000.

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MG really need an improved engine choice, but got to give them credit for trying and I really hope it comes good for them.

It's going to be a tough ask to compete with the Qashqai, even at 75% of the price.

The worst 4 x 4 x far? Probably, and the price is not that low either so customers will be few and far between.

Looks good to me. It'll all depend on the standard/extras decisions as to how competitive it is

A naturally aspirated 2.0 putting out over 200bhp and made by SsangYong? That can't be right.
Such an engine would be perfect in a hot hatch or sports car (the sort of cars MG should be making), but probably a bit too peaky for a 4x4.

The price hasnt been announced yet. The car hasnt even been driven or spotted without camouflage.