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    MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:07 am

    First images of the new MG5 concept car to be shown at this months Shanghai Auto Show:





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    Post by Windy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:10 am

    Exposed to the world, new concept car MG5! Shanghai Auto Show world debut



    Overview: British designer has been commissioned to design a team for the 2011 Shanghai International Motor Show concept show car - MG5. By this concept we will list MG brand in 2012 the first half of the new 5-door hatchback.

    This concept car auto show in Beijing last year continued to appear on MG Zero concept car's success. MG5 highlight the concept car will be more refined, dynamic and a sense of volume. The new concept car MG5 (compared to Zero) located in the larger segment of the market for more mature markets, and the shape of fashion without sacrificing any of the premise, provides better usability. Zero earlier generation of consumer groups for the young, to personalize the style and high-tech as the main selling point. The MG5 concept car is designed for consumer groups to create a more mature, they are more concerned about the details, more likely to be those trendy high-tech technology impressed.

    Overall, the good shape of the car indicates that the product, but using a more low profile top shape in order to strengthen its motion characteristics and proportions of other size is completely born out of the product vehicle.

    Effect of body painting using a unique cold metal effect, showing a strong texture and effect. Metal decoration on the front bumper pieces reflect their self-confidence and simple, smooth styling and increased high-tech image of the MG brand. Air diffuser under the rear (generally used for racing, are air package) is further distillation of its motion characteristics.

    Column with a black roof in order to enhance the visual strength, the perfect run through the front windshield as a whole, strengthen its overall effect. Integrated rear spoiler and body posture is optimized for aerodynamic performance.

    Continued from MG Zero concept car, the headlights applied the latest in technology: The LED elements of the fashionable and can be extended to enhance the visual effect of the width of the front, while the rear side of the car is higher than the shoulder line to show a more radical vision gesture. Daytime running lights front and rear fog lamps strengthen the more stickers, the wider body posture.

    MG logo in front of a unique focus on rushing out, projected to create a very dynamic and progressive form. Hood features undulating line will look forward grille lead by a slender smooth slide into a very light tank sculptural headlamps. Lower, larger grille opening movement of the gene concept to the extreme. Mesh grille from the patchwork composed of octagonal holes. Cutting through the surface smoother and more emphasis on visual width of the style, reveals the future more sophisticated, refined grille design direction.

    Concept car perfectly balanced shape of the wheel and the wheel for the relationship to each other more closely. Slightly wider than the product of the track car, showing a more stable and more attached to the motion of the body shape. The shape of the wheel must have a very high-tech and lightweight feel.

    MG5 concept car demonstrates the generation of the MG brand new design language:

    MG5:
    • more mature,
    • more sophisticated,
    • more refined.
    Source: http://auto.sohu.com/20110407/n305436314.shtml
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by patpending on Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:50 am



    a bit nose-heavy?





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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:34 pm

    patpending wrote:
    a bit nose-heavy?
    Looks OK to me, although I don't like the Volvo at all.

    It will be interesting to see if the actual concept car looks any more or less nose-heavy, I suspect it will look better than the drawings as the MG6 did...
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Steven211 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:57 pm

    Looks stunning, best looking out of the new MGs, but it is strange having two Focus rivals. Can't wait to see the real thing.
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:36 pm

    "panoramic glass roof and front and rear windscreen as one" - now that is an interesting concept for a hatchback scratch


    Motor Show Preview: new SAIC MG5 hatchback concept car first



    MG will be at the opening of the Shanghai International Auto Show next week bringing a new MG 5 designed concept car, new car positioning in the compact family hatchback market, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fox and Opel Astra will be the competitor.

      Design of new cars in the SAIC group under the leadership of Commissioner Tony Williams-Kenny design, codenamed AP12 models. New car design style with the Beijing auto show first similar to the MG Zero concept car of, highlighting the dynamic and skilful. MG 5 concept car engine hood, front headlights and front air intake grille design is similar to now sell MG3 and MG6, panoramic glass roof and front and rear windscreen as one, with the tail Spoiler, and to aggressive vehicle diffuser.

      New MG 5 concept car and listed with an SAIC roewe 350 of AP platform last year, roewe 350 carry a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, before before the five-speed manual, and four-speed automatic transmission available. 150 BHP output turbocharged gasoline engine is still in the research and development, and in addition a new diesel engine will also soon join the list engine.

      In order to be in competition with Golf and Fox enough advantage, SAIC MG 5 will provide a longer wheelbase and more spacious cabin and luggage compartment, and an attractive price/performance

    Source: http://info.auto-a.hc360.com/2011/04/101730365637.shtml
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:30 am

    Some spy shots of the development car:





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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:41 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:
    Windy wrote:Fortunately, MG car chose the former, R & D center will MG3, MG5 platform a series of improvements to meet the requirements of the rear drive.
    presumably using the team expertise from the introduction of the V8! albino

    If the MG3 and the MG5 share a platform, will the production MG5 have the fuel filler cap on the right?
    I'm expecting it to be on the left!

    Don't know which side the new TF will have it then scratch
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by patpending on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:46 pm

    Windy wrote:Some spy shots of the development car:






    Windy wrote:
    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:

    If the MG3 and the MG5 share a platform, will the production MG5 have the fuel filler cap on the right?
    I'm expecting it to be on the left!

    Last picture above pat cheers

    I like the spyshots much better than the showcar...

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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Roverman on Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:14 pm

    patpending wrote:I like the spyshots much better than the showcar...

    I think I do also.
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:50 am


    The upcoming 2011 Shanghai International Motor Show which opens on April 19, has now entered the intensive phase of preparation of the exhibit hall and show cars, many models are gradually entering exhibitors. Sohu car sent ahead to bring you the first time editing the scene show cars and related news, the show for everyone at the scene before the opening of the first to report new car spy photos, so that Sohu users can preview ahead of the Shanghai auto show exhibitors this car , let us first to see it now.

    Car background: the Shanghai Motor Show as the brand's protagonist MG SAIC, SAIC launched a "SAIC Design" brand and MG5 design concept. Although the Shanghai auto show in the current period, MG5 as a concept car on display, but the concept car has the design of future elements of the production model fully displayed, MG5 production version testing has also been carried out in the country for up to two years, this platform based on AP12 compact hatchback car first as a hatchback version of the Roewe 350 development.

    Model design: MG5 in concept design, due to the early development of the Roewe 350 hatchback version of the constraints of the vehicle frame, leaving the designers to display their fists in the space is relatively limited, the designer will also focus on the design front, headlight group, interior, rear and tail part of the modeling, as determined by follow MG6 MG brand new family style and more dynamic front design of the rear to try to make MG5 concept car looks and has been listed MG3 have the same brand of genes.





    Source: http://auto.sohu.com/20110416/n305918640.shtml

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    Post by Roverman on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:28 pm

    The MG5 concept car was built in Coventry and was shipped off to china a few weeks ago.
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by richardk on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:38 pm

    Roverman wrote:The MG5 concept car was built in Coventry and was shipped off to china a few weeks ago.

    The first export in ages!
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

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    Post by Steven211 on Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:37 am

    That is a stunning car, obviously it will be down toned for the production version, but still nice.
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    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:36 am

    Steven211 wrote:That is a stunning car, obviously it will be down toned for the production version, but still nice.
    They will have to spoil the back when they put the number plate on but I hope they don't loose the styling, although the rear window may be a bit small like that and it is the small window that has alowed them to improve the styling...

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    Post by Roverman on Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:35 am

    I like it, can you tell ?
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    Post by Windy on Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:27 am

    Roverman wrote:I like it, can you tell ?
    I think there is a little room for improvement there...

    ... for a start, the roof spoiler continues the line of the roof, with no visible join or change of curve. Yours clearly has a step at the moment...
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    Post by richardk on Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:28 am

    Looks a lovely car

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    Post by Roverman on Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:25 pm

    Windy wrote:
    Roverman wrote:I like it, can you tell ?
    I think there is a little room for improvement there...

    ... for a start, the roof spoiler continues the line of the roof, with no visible join or change of curve. Yours clearly has a step at the moment...

    I often tweak many times before I am happy.
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:32 am

    Now on display:



    and the crowds have arrived:



    and there is Tony:


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    Post by patpending on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:11 am

    Steven211 wrote:That is a stunning car, obviously it will be down toned for the production version, but still nice.






    yes, the production version will almost certainly have bigger windows and look less "aardvarky" lol...


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    Post by Roverman on Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:03 pm

    patpending wrote:
    Steven211 wrote:That is a stunning car, obviously it will be down toned for the production version, but still nice.






    yes, the production version will almost certainly have bigger windows and look less "aardvarky" lol...


    That additional crease at the top of the door on the concept is where the shoulder should be.
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    Re: MG5 Concept Car

    Post by Windy on Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:33 am

    A nice write up from the Brisbane Times:

    MG reveals its new style


    Historic name continues revival under Chinese rule.

    The revival of MG revved up in Shanghai this week with the unveiling of a concept hatch that reveals the company's new design language and signals the arrival of a small-car competitor for the likes of the Ford Focus and VW Golf.

    Called the MG Concept 5, the car is likely to drop only the "Concept" part of its name for production, given the current MG hatchback line-up includes the larger 6 and smaller 3. It should be released in both China and the UK within two years.

    Owned by Shanghai Auto Industry Corp (SAIC) since 2007, the storied British brand has slowly been emerging from bankruptcy doldrums. Limited assembly of the 6 has recently commenced at the old MG-Rover Longbridge plant.

    MG is making a come back with the, MG Concept 5, which was shown at the 2011 Shanghai motor show.

    SAIC also owns Rover, or what is now named Roewe (pronounced Row-vay) and the 5 shares with the Roewe 350 its front-wheel drive architecture. Dubbed AP, it is the first set of underpinnings developed by SAIC for its British brands.

    But the exterior of the concept is the best of British, the sleek shape developed by SAIC Motor global design director Anthony Williams-Kenny and his team at Longbridge.

    "The key to this is the British values that run through the MG brand," he says. "Those values are trying to be very fashionable, youthful, on-trend and progressive.

    Williams-Kenny, who also designed last year's much-lauded MG Zero concept (since launched into production as the MG3) says the 5 progresses MG's styling to the next step.

    "This car is showing what the next steps are," says Williams-Kenny. "My real start point was the MG Zero. That car started the real youthful, fashionable trend for the MG brand. This car takes it further. It's a bigger concept, more mature, more sophisticated, more dramatic and slightly edgier for a more mature customer."

    Little detail was released about the car in Shanghai, but it shares its 2650mm wheelbase with the Roewe 350 and the overall length is about 4.4m. The windows of the concept were blacked out but Williams-Kenny promised the interior styling would be "strong".

    SAIC Motor is one of the biggest and strongest Chinese car manufacturers, selling both its own brand vehicles and joint-venture products with GM and Volkswagen. As yet it has announced no plans to sell its MG line-up in Australia, even though the cars are built in right-hand drive for the UK.
    Source: http://brisbanetimes.drive.com.au/motor-news/mg-reveals-its-new-style-20110420-1dnz0.html
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    SAIC also owns Rover, or what is now named Roewe (pronounced Row-vay)...SAIC Motor is one of the biggest and strongest Chinese car manufacturers, selling both its own brand vehicles and joint-venture products with GM and Volkswagen. As yet it has announced no plans to sell its MG line-up in Australia, even though the cars are built in right-hand drive for the UK.

    I think SAIC will be chuffed to read that the papes see Roewe as Rover, just with a new name. I know Guy was saying "Roo-way" last year. Maybe Roewe is the ideal brand for Australia - or Roebwe (Roo-bar)? Laughing

    Could a semi-amphibious car be launched for Oz from Lingang called the Rang-Roebwe (pron. Land-Lubber?) Laughing

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