GS coming to Europe to take on Qashqai and Tiguan

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    GS coming to Europe to take on Qashqai and Tiguan

    Post by patpending on Fri May 15, 2015 5:27 am

    I note Product Manager Andrew Lowerson and the WW1 address of the factory at its strategic hilltop position on Lowhill Lane - "Rambouillet Ridge". I note also that GS is not a "double dragon" Ssangyong.

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    SAIC MG MG GS Maxplan PK assembled Qashqai sales in Europe

      Dow Jones reported that China's SAIC MG (MG) ​​brand is expected with the latestSUV models MG GS (MG Maxplan) to expand in Europe, with Nissan QASHQAI models such as cross-border competition for compact SUV market share.
      MG Maxplan will enter Europe
      In late April, SAIC MG brought the first crossover SUV MG Maxplan / MG GS at this year's Shanghai International Auto Show. Recently, Andrew Lowerson MG Product manager, MG MG is considering Maxplan after publication in the European market expansion, "the SUV brand has brought new content."
      MG Maxplan segment market is the hottest compact class SUV. Currently Europe's best-selling compact SUV but Nissan Qashqai, 2014 European sales of 203,549 vehicles, an increase of 1.1%, with reference to the specific K- car network reported that "Europe's best-selling ten compact SUV: Japanese accounted for 5 seats QASHQAI throw Tiguan "article.
      Not long ago, the British media in the United Kingdom Worcestershire (Worcestershire) Tenbury Wells picked MG Maxplan test spy. This is the name of MG Maxplan exports provide more indirect proof.
      Currently, SAIC MG mainly two models sold in the UK, including the MG3 and the MG6 compact hatchback in the car, both in Longbridge / Rambouillet Ridge (Long Bridge) plant. MG Maxplan arrival will make the lineup expanded to three.
      MG official said MG Maxplan expected while sales of diesel and gasoline powered version in Europe, will be sold in the UK in 2016. In production work, MG Maxplan production in China, the European version will be released from Chineseimports of spare parts, on behalf of the Longbridge factory assembled, and MG3, MG6 collinear.
      Configuration and price
      MG Maxplan SUV derived from the new scalable architecture, rather than the earlier media speculation Ssangyong Rexton platform. Vehicle design originated in 2013 Shanghai Motor Show MG CS concept car . The production version of the MG design director Anthony Williams-Kenny surgeon, both Shanghai and Longbridge design team complete.

      Car total length of 4,500mm, width of 1,855mm, height 1,675mm, wheelbase of 2,650mm, compared to levels similar to the Tiguan, lengthexceeding 73mm, width exceeding 46mm, heightshorter 8mm, wheelbase exceed 46mm.
      On the powertrain configuration, MG Maxplan can choose 1.5 liters and 2.0 liters engine . 1.5 l Power 168 hp version, torque 184 lbs-ft, 2.0 liters Maximum power 217 hp and 258 lbs-ft of torque. One hundred kilometers of the vehicleacceleration time of only about eight seconds.All-wheel drive system comes from the British GKN (GKN) Driveline.
      Although MG the unpublished price of new cars, but Lowerson said: "The strategy is to have as much as possible so that vehicle affordability in price." Newly MG MG6 European version of the price will be reduced by about 3,000 pounds, and ultimately to 13,995 pounds.
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    Re: GS coming to Europe to take on Qashqai and Tiguan

    Post by patpending on Fri May 15, 2015 5:39 am

    meanwhile, justbritish.com show a RHD GS prototype, surely the one at Tenbury Wells mentioned above...

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    Re: GS coming to Europe to take on Qashqai and Tiguan

    Post by mg-zs on Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 pm

    There is 1 or 2 driving around Longbridge
    1 is in Silver

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