Chinese-owned British automaker MG has confirmed a new B-Segment crossover that will rival the likes of Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, says a new report from AutoExpress. The report reveals that the new crossover will arrive in 2017.
The company is betting big on the booming crossover/SUV segment and citing MG’s new head of marketing, the report states that the company will also launch new GS crossover, retailed currently in China, as a C-segment product in 2016.
According to the report, the Nissan Qashqai-rivaling crossover will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, and most likely be offered with a 2.0-litre diesel and a 1.8-litre petrol engine. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivetrain choices can be expected to be offered on the range. The GS is based on a new scalable SUV platform developed by the Chinese parent company SAIC, which could also underpin the new B-segment crossover, indicates the report.
The report also mentions that the company’s future plans include launching the next-generation models of the MG3 and the MG6 by the end of 2020.