MotorMartin would appear to have been waiting for concrete details of the new MG GS SUV for quite some time now but in reality, MG Motor UK have only been quietly promoting their new SUV for the last few months as they control the drip drip of information being released to a hungry public. And niw, MG Motor UK has unveiled its all-new SUV, the MG GS, at the London Motor Show today and announced an automatic DCT gearbox will be available.
At an exclusive preview event at the Battersea Park show, MG has proudly pulled back the cover on the GS to reveal the striking new addition to the UK model range and doesn’t it look great!
MG was also pleased to announce to MotorMartin that the GS will come with the British manufacturer’s first automatic transmission. The SUV’s top specification model will be available with the option of a DCT gearbox; which will be more responsive and provide customers with a much smoother ride. The GS will also come with an agile 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and will be available in three different trim levels, although no word yet on MotorMartin’s suggestion of Red, White and Blue for the three differing levels have not yet been confirmed…
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, shared with MotorMartin that: “When considering transmissions and engine choices, we listened to our customers and looked at market trends. It’s not only a momentous occasion to unveil our first SUV, it is also a significant moment to announce our first automatic – something many of our customers have been waiting for, and so we’re thrilled to be offering it to them.” A move that will surely have future MG6 owners wondering about the possibility of an automatic transmission.
MG is assuring customers that when prices are announced in June, they will reflect the family pricing strategy.
Cheyne also pointed out to MotorMartin that: “Regarding how much this fantastic new car will cost, it will be consistent with our other models. We’re proud of the fact our prices are transparent. When we say our cars are affordable, we mean it. The price structures are easy to understand and have no surprise additions.”
“When we officially launch the GS next month, people will be able to find out more about the car’s performance and when they can get behind the wheel of one.” MotorMartin can’t wait.
To register your interest in the MG GS, visit the MG website www.mg.co.uk/gs.
So well done to MG Motor UK for finally giving us something concrete to get stuck into. If the GS goes half as well as it looks then it’s going to be quite some car. MotorMartin will be bringing you details of the new SUV and first driving impressions as soon as possible.
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