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    MG GT @ Longbridge: "beautiful design"

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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:22 am

    What was that rolled out at Longbridge for?? Chinese badging, Morris Garages plates - was this for Chinese media/launch pics?
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:38 am

    Magnette wrote:What was that rolled out at Longbridge for?? Chinese badging, Morris Garages plates - was this for Chinese media/launch pics?
    I'm sure the press release will be along soon ... although MG UK haven't even done a press release on MG90 yet!

    I like it, didn't like that rear light bar on the prototype camo images but it looks good in real life. Just need a hatchback version and I would want one...

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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:46 am

    It needs bigger wheels I think - they look a little lost in the arches (not helped by being on an uneven surface).

    But overall it's good. I suppose these are photos for China to emphasis the British connection.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:56 am

    Magnette wrote:It needs bigger wheels I think - they look a little lost in the arches (not helped by being on an uneven surface).

    But overall it's good. I suppose these are photos for China to emphasis the British connection.
    I guess they are 16" wheels, or are they 17"?

    From a performance point of view they are probably already too big!  Bigger wheels are always heavier.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:05 am

    It is to go on sale in September in China and will be available either with the current MG5 NASP engine or a new 1.4L direct injection turbocharged engine with 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    Also appears to have independent rear suspension  cheers (Edit: only semi-independent, depending on what you are reading.)


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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:50 am

    Looks good in red too:



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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:58 am


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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:08 am

    I notice it definitely isn't the MG5GT, even though it is! Is the Magnette version coming any time soon?
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:20 am

    Magnette wrote:I notice it definitely isn't the MG5GT, even though it is! Is the Magnette version coming any time soon?
    What do you mean by Magnette version?

    This has a boot doesn't it? I can't see why they would have another booted MG5 based car other than the Roewe 350...


    I assume that when it comes to launch, they will call it the MG5 GT since there is an MG6 GT already so it would be confusing if they leave the 5 off... The missing 5 currently will be so that the press have to compare it with successful historical cars like the MGB GT instead of with the not so successful MG5 hatch.

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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:17 am

    Haven't they shown photos of an MG5 saloon? Is THIS a saloon? This looks like a hatchback - it's the same profile as the MG6GT so I assumed it has a lifting tailgate. Why else would they call it the GT?

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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:21 am

    Sorry, I can't work out how to do pics, but the grey car on this link: http://www.ilovemg.org/?p=1332
    Was this grey car a media guess?

    The white car on show at Longbridge has an extra quarterlight behind the rear door into the rear pillar just like the MG6 GT hatchback. I assumed they have chosen GT as shorthand for hatchback as a nod to the MGB GT, and Magnette as shorthand for saloon, as in the BMC era saloons.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:44 am

    Magnette wrote:Sorry, I can't work out how to do pics, but the grey car on this link: http://www.ilovemg.org/?p=1332
    Was this grey car a media guess?

    The white car on show at Longbridge has an extra quarterlight behind the rear door into the rear pillar just like the MG6 GT hatchback. I assumed they have chosen GT as shorthand for hatchback as a nod to the MGB GT, and Magnette as shorthand for saloon, as in the BMC era saloons.
    This car:



    Is, I think, a computer generated image from SAIC which has since evolved into the "MG GT" following a decision to separate the MG and Roewe brands with distinct models rather than just rebadged versions of the same models.

    I believe the "MG GT" we see today has a boot and will go on sale alongside the MG5 hatchback in China in September.

    I do agree that the "GT" being used on this and the MG6 fastback is a bit confusing!   But it presumably stands for Grand Tourer which doesn't specify the shape, otherwise you could argue that it should be a big estate car, or go with Wikipedia:

    A grand tourer (Italian: gran turismo) (GT) is a performance or luxury automobile capable of high speed or spirited long-distance driving. The most common format is a two-door coupé with either a two-seat or a 2+2 arrangement.
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:09 am

    Interesting - you can't see the boot from the front quarter view:



    It's going to have good aerodynamics, good mpg:



    Looks like standard MG5 suspension from this view:



    Not allowed inside, but it looks quite smart:




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    Post by rantell on Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:57 am

    looks like they got the rest of the range out for a photo too anybody got any closeups Very Happy Very Happy

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    Post by Magnette on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:27 pm

    I assumed they were making that grey MG5 saloon in order to firmly split MG from Roewe, and then they'd drop the MG350 as that's a cross-breed.

    Until they show that MG GT with it's boot open, I won't believe it's a saloon!

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    Post by rantell on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:37 pm

    it is quite plainly a saloon
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:53 pm

    rantell wrote:it is quite plainly a saloon
    Well it's got no rear wiper...  

    As none of the press seem to have been allowed to open the doors etc, I guess it's possible they have all made a mistake in describing it as a saloon?

    rantell wrote:looks like they got the rest of the range out for a photo too anybody got any closeups Very Happy Very Happy
    I think those are the taxi fleet to bring the press across the road from the factory to the park.
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    Post by littlechicken on Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:24 pm

    Looking at the one picture with the 3 cars in the distance, could that be a facelift 6 next to the current model 6 ?
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    Post by Windy on Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

    littlechicken wrote:Looking at the one picture with the 3 cars in the distance, could that be a facelift 6 next to the current model 6 ?
    Does this help?


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    Post by rantell on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:11 pm

    Just looks like a standard MG 5 not the facelifted 6
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    Post by littlechicken on Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:32 pm

    Windy wrote:
    littlechicken wrote:Looking at the one picture with the 3 cars in the distance, could that be a facelift 6 next to the current model 6 ?
    Does this help?



    Thanks for that, looks like the 5 hatch

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    Post by rantell on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:52 am

    were you guys get all these photos from
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    Post by Windy on Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:36 pm

    rantell wrote:Where did you guys get all these photographs from?
    The ones watermarked "autohome.com.cn" came from http://www.autohome.com.cn/

    The ones watermarked "pcauto.com.cn" came from http://www.pcauto.com.cn/
    , although that's not where I actually found them.

    The ones that were posted first and not watermarked came from somewhere secret  alien 

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    Post by patpending on Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:15 pm



    "Where's that Rover got to now? Nothing EVER happens in this park"...
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    Post by Windy on Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:59 am

    patpending wrote:

    "Where's that Rover got to now? Nothing EVER happens in this park"...
    Given the location, I was thinking Austin, not Rover.

    Nice photo though, bit surprised to see that type of shot in the Chinese press.
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    Post by patpending on Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:44 am

    Windy wrote:Given the location, I was thinking Austin, not Rover.
    doh! reminds me of the 12½p Buytonic Boy Steve Morris.



    Ah. Steve Ford. I remember it well.



    Nice photo though, bit surprised to see that type of shot in the Chinese press.

    quite a difference from the frightwigs of the 750 launch!


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    Post by Windy on Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:29 am

    patpending wrote:quite a difference from the frightwigs of the 750 launch!
    I wonder which model got paid the most  rabbit 
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