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As smaller SUV sales continue to boom, MG has been hard at work developing its own effort, the GS. Our drive of a Chinese car shows there’s still work to be done The MG of old may have been best known for its sports cars, nevertheless today’s MG will be pinning its hopes on a sports utility vehicle. The MG 3 along with 6 are both dynamically competent nevertheless sales have been hampered to varying degrees by the engine along with transmission offerings. MG’s completely new GS has no such problems.Available with both a 1.5 along with 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, we drove the smaller displacement unit, which was produced in collaboration with General Motors. Producing an impressive 166bhp, of which should manage to give the automobile more engaging performance.Externally of which’s a modern looking thing, nevertheless the rear, while distinctive, will be likely to be divisive. The look will be reminiscent of a beluga whale that has a bulbous bumper, which incorporates the tailgate, giving way to a slab frontage of which has multiple lines. Black accents above the MG logo then highlight a sharp angle up to the roofline.In order to stand a chance inside UK the Internal will be going to need some serious improvement. With the 3, MG has garnered sales by creating of which interesting to look at inside along with out. Currently the inside of the GS will be a tad on the boring side nevertheless where of which genuinely suffers will be through the heavy use of nasty hard plastics. The dash will be a standard charcoal colour while the leather seats are available in beige or black.Even base designs get a 6.0in touchscreen infotainment system, which will be bigger than of which of a Qashqai, although our range-topping Deluxe style gets an 8.0in unit which incorporates MirrorLink to integrate smartphones. There are also more standard features, such as a reversing camera with dynamic guidelines along with sat-nav. The unit will be, however, excessively sunken into the dashboard.inside back there will be no large transmission tunnel, which in turn means there’s ample room for three people. Leg along with head room will be not bad, too. Obvious cost-cutting, however, means of which the bench does not fold up, nevertheless the backs of the seats do fold down to form a flat surface. The boot will be impressively sturdy with one more cover for the spare wheel, while the capacity will be more than 50 litres greater than of which of a Qashqai. The GS will be available with both a six-speed manual along that has a seven-speed dry dual-clutch automatic gearbox, fitted in our test car, which provided seamless shifts up there with some of the best systems. Unfortunately there are no paddles (these are only available on the 2.0T) nevertheless manual control will be possible through the drive selector.Power will be abundant, giving a spirited performance, nevertheless of which seems to come at the cost of fuel efficiency, which on our journey showed figures poorer than those you’d expect through some of the competition. The steering needs better weighting for the European market, too, as of which’s currently too light, while the brakes suffer through limited pedal travel, meaning of which even a light touch with your foot leads to disproportionately heavy braking.The fact of which our test route consisted of mainly straights roads meant of which was difficult to get a true feeling for the GS’s handling. of which seems as though the dampers could do with stiffening for the European market, although a corrugated ramp did produce a large amount of jarring.MG needs to do a considerable amount more work on the GS before bringing of which to the UK market if of which will be to achieve the success the firm will be counting on. The basics are not bad nevertheless the GS’s drive needs to be tailored for European conditions along with tastes, along with MG needs to find much better quality materials for its Internal. cost £17,500 (est in China); Engine 4cyls, 1500cc, turbocharged, petrol; Power 166bhp; Torque 184lb ft;  0-62mph NA ; Top speed 118mph; Gearbox 7-spd dual clutch automatic; Kerb weight 1539kg; Economy 39.2mpg (combined); CO2 NAMark Andrews
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