The MG GS crossover has made its official debut in production guise at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2015 show in China. It’s a follow-up to the CS concept and comes with the MG typical design but with plastic body cladding, an increased ride height and a rear spoiler mounted on the tailgate. It can also receive LED daytime running lights along with one of the many alloy wheel designs available in sizes from 16 to 18 inches.
As far as the interior cabin is concerned, it’s packed with buttons and benefits from a four-speaker sound system, split folding rear seats and air conditioning. The upper-spec models gain a better audio system with more speakers, as well as leather upholstery and an infotainment system that can have either a six or eight inch screen.
Power is provided by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing 168 PS and 250 Nm, but if this isn’t enough you should know the MG GS can also receive a beefier 2.0-liter turbo rated at 220 PS and 350 Nm. Depending on engine selection, the crossover can be equipped with a 6-speed manual, 6-speed dual-clutch or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
A front-wheel drive layout comes as standard on the MG GS but at an additional cost an AWD will be available. Sales of the model in China are slated to kick off later this year while United Kingdom will get the car towards the end of next year with different engines, gearboxes and equipment.