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.
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.