MG has unveiled its first ever SUV, the sportingly titled MG GTS. Under the bonnet is the company’s 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder engine, which develops 164kW of power and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an on-demand all-wheel drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
With this drivetrain, the company claims that the GTS can complete the 0-100km/h standard in eight seconds. Style-wise, the GTS SUV resembles a toned down version of 2013′s MG CS concept car.
The new MG GTS sits atop a new scalable architecture developed by parent company SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation), which also owns the Maxus and Roewe brands, as well as operating joint ventures with GM and the Volkswagen Group.
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014