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    The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by Windy on Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:58 am








    MG AS21 SUV



    Codenamed AS21 MG its SUV model based on the new platform being pinned, he is officially killed in the SAIC Group brand first sword of the compact SUV market. Had several cars positioned opponent, was not uncontested since. The positioning, AS21 models fashion will be a real impact, and its starting price should be controlled within 130,000 price.

    NetEase automotive on February 22 in history, members of the MG car club in its heyday was over, all MG models also travels through the streets of Europe, but now the situation as before. Once rebuke of the aristocracy, has a strong cultural heritage, have something to be proud of the brand value, today's makes bitter sales, will not let go. SAIC is now actively revive MG's international influence.

    This resurgence, SAIC is needed far more effort, to reshape MG international brands, SAIC took a deep understand of resisting foreign aggression must first, after the foothold in the domestic market, operating in overseas markets will ease.

    Previously reported, following last year's listing of MG3, MG code-named AP12 hatchback will also be introduced one after another a-class car (MG5) and a small SUV, codenamed AS21. When the MG brand will complete the full covers A0 (MG3), a-level (MG5) and A+ level (MG6) as well as the strategic layout of the SUV market segment. And roewe owned vehicles form a complementary brand characteristics of different product lines. MG brand flagship of these movements , personality characteristics, roewe brand flagship taste characteristic.

    We can see so far is MG3, MG6 has been listed in the MG brand, MG5 at last year's Shanghai Auto Show debut first. The code-named AS21 message has yet to come. At the Shanghai Auto show last year, SAIC Group's global design director Tony Williams on the NetEase said: I can reveal here, is currently studying under the MG brand SUV models. "So far this SUV is really going to our vision. Take NetEase effect of the auto production below the picture, code-named AS21 did a detailed analysis of the SUV models.

    MG and Roewe sharing, prototype of the roewe 750 is the Rover 75, mg MG7 MG ZT is the prototype. And before MG Rover bought by split, Rover 75 and MG ZT are two different brands of cars on the same platform. New roewe 750, and will adopt new BP31 platform, this platform by SAIC GM Pan Asia Design Center to create, its technology derived from GM's Epsilon II platform. Also MG6 and roewe 550 is SAIC W261 platform.

    AS21 media reports previously, roewe W5 and will share the platform. MG SUV and roewe W5 sharing platform, this claim may sound reasonable, while close examination to have many questions. First, roewe W5 was using Dragon based on SsangYong kyron platforms, media report more on this platform, the platform comes from 2004, SAIC acquired Korea 49% stake in SsangYong after becoming the largest shareholder of the latter is seen as crucial by SAIC heavyweight platforms, day than people wish, this deal ended in failure. Korea SsangYong's withdrawal of a large number of technicians, W5 project has to face the threats started again.

    Eventually after several twists and turns, W5 platforms remain, and now we see the roewe W5 models on both the appearance and the Interior is clearly identified with this is one cloaked in SsangYong kyron roewe cars. SsangYong kyron is a professional off-road chassis, roewe W5 naturally being manufacturers as "across the field of professional SUV" of the title.

    Roewe W5 models listed in August last year, after the September sales of digestive tract after the early order period was on the wane, from November last year to January this year qianliang following months sales. Visible for this car, SAIC is just afraid of wasting resources in early, forced to launch one of its models.

    This SUV, codenamed AS21, roewe W5 is essentially different, his positioning in the compact-class SUV, Nissan Qashqai as a rival, emphasis on urban plots, personality, sense of creation.

    W5 hangs when AS21 not MG car models, practice sharing platform under SAIC, AS21 roewe which models its platform? Depending on its location, we have targeted the roewe 350 AP platform. Yes AS21 this car is using the same platform as the roewe 350. And the platform is SAIC for strategic-level platforms of the future vehicle market. At this point, all kinds of technical advancement of the platform surface.

    Based on brand new 1.5T+ dual clutch AP platform way in the world

    A good platform will enable a series of models of success on its platform, this is popular and most evident manifestation of universal possession. The AP platform and now its brand new building, also shouldering its models Deus Ex, for the success of the mission.

    AP platform is SAIC to acquire test data for a large number of vehicles, according to the Chinese automotive market and the new build platform. He has no origin and background about herself, but has the international first-class technology standards. Roewe 350 sales data could watch out for good.

    It is understood that the suspension and chassis tuning of the AP platform was developed by the British Elite chassis dynamics between development teams. It will cover 4 of cart, sedan cars, second hand cars, SUV, MPV, etc. And various derivative models can choose Shanghai automobile engines of the latest research, you get 6MT,DCT transmissions composition a variety of powertrain combination, meet the actual requirements of different market segments on the power. Body structure and AP platform was based on European standards of five-star design, roewe 350 C-NCAP get five stars in China is the best interpretation of the AP platform.

    AS21 is a compact SUV based on this platform, power it could carry its latest research and development of 1.5T engines, rather than media reports before 2 turbo engine. In terms of transmission systems, this car is expected to carry a dual clutch gearbox.

    AS21 before the arrival, we will see the AP platform-based MG 5 model, and match of this MG5 is number 14S4U,1.5L engine, the power of 80kW, fuel consumption for 7.3L hundred kilometers. If there are no accidents, power is more powerful 1.5T nicely with this new car. This car is expected to be on sale in March, when MG 5 after the listing, then the next models based on this platform will be AS21, there will be more news show, we continue to look forward to.

    Source: http://auto.163.com/12/0222/22/7QTD4CU400084TUO.html
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by patpending on Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:55 pm

    "This car is expected to be on sale in March"

    Looks like Ali Akhadov from Azerbaijan expects it there in 2014.
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by richardk on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:18 pm

    Look forward to seeing it in the metal...I like SUVs/Crossovers
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by Windy on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:39 pm

    patpending wrote:"This car is expected to be on sale in March"

    Looks like Ali Akhadov from Azerbaijan expects it there in 2014.
    I think it is saying that the MG5 is expected in March and the SUV will be the next AP platform based vehicle to follow.
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by patpending on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:30 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:"This car is expected to be on sale in March"

    Looks like Ali Akhadov from Azerbaijan expects it there in 2014.
    I think it is saying that the MG5 is expected in March and the SUV will be the next AP platform based vehicle to follow.
    yes, I had thought March 2013 so I got that wrong.

    I wonder what model name/number it will be? MG4 would be available but IIRC the Citroën C4 is the C quatre in China to avoid calling it the "4" which is unlucky...
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    Post by Windy on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:39 am

    patpending wrote:I wonder what model name/number it will be? MG4 would be available but IIRC the Citroën C4 is the C quatre in China to avoid calling it the "4" which is unlucky...
    If it is 2 wheel drive then it could be an MG 5 XROSS?
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by patpending on Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:33 am

    Windy wrote:
    patpending wrote:I wonder what model name/number it will be? MG4 would be available but IIRC the Citroën C4 is the C quatre in China to avoid calling it the "4" which is unlucky...
    If it is 2 wheel drive then it could be an MG 5 XROSS?
    yes, that sounds good.

    This "small SUV" has been the car I could not place - not the W1 and not the MG3 XROSS. However, I expect the XROSS will be called something else here...
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    Re: The international MG Mini SUV

    Post by Windy on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:33 am

    patpending wrote: However, I expect the XROSS will be called something else here...
    Cross?

    Maybe 4x2?
    or just X?


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