MG GS 1.5T Deluxe

By Mark Andrews

Autocar. 08/09/2015

As small 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

What is it? The MG of old may have been best known for its sports cars, but today’s MG is pinning its hopes on a sports utility vehicle. The MG 3 and 6 are both dynamically competent but sales have been hampered to varying degrees by the engine and transmission offerings. MG’s new GS has no such problems.

Available with both a 1.5 and 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines, we drove the smaller displacement unit, which was produced in collaboration with General Motors. Producing an impressive 166bhp, it should manage to give the car more engaging performance.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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