This year’s London Motor Show brought along with it a number of fists for MG Motors, one of the most iconic car brands in the world now owned by the Chinese and forced to build crappy eco boxes. They unveiled at the show the new MG GS Euro-spec SUV which comes with the firm’s first automatic transmission.
That’s right, MG went through life all these years without an automatic gearbox on offer. The new MG GS gets one, but only in the range-topping model and it’s a DCT which promises to be smooth and responsive, which is going to be hard to achieve seeing as it will be hooked up to a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine.
Available in three different trim levels, MG GS crossover does benefit from an interesting design, not in the sense that it’s pretty, but because it’s unusual. You get the familiar MG face with the iconic grille and the jacked-up hatchback look all cheap SUVs have. It’s also buffed up and rather ripped, but because it’s small it kinda looks like Kevin Hart on steroids.
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing for MG, said: “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.”