MG X-motion will enter the market earlier than expectedApril 25, 2018
In Beijing, debuted the conceptual off-road car MG. In the status of the prototype, the novelty will not last long.
The concept of MG X-motion will become a serial model not in a year or two, as it was supposed earlier, but at the end of 2018. The first market for a commercial off-road car of the former British brand, of course, will be China. Recall, a few years ago, the brand MG acquired Chinese company SAIC.
X-motion is built on the frame chassis of the SUV Roewe RX8, which, in turn, is based on the model Maxus D90 (Roewe and Maxus also belong to SAIC). Dimensions of new items in the MG did not disclose. According to preliminary data, X-motion will be offered only in the five-seater version, while the RX8 is available with a seven-seater saloon. In this case, the length and wheelbase of the MG model should be less than the Roewe flagship (4,923 and 2,850 respectively).
On the motor X-motion, the manufacturer also left out. Most likely, a commodity SUV will get a two-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine from the RX8. Engine power is 224 hp, it works in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission Aisin. The drive, like the Roewe RX8, will be rear or full.
At the moment, the MG line includes two crossover – GS and ZS. The first in China can be bought with gasoline turbo engines 1.5 (169 hp) and 2.0 (220 hp), the drive – front or full. The MG ZS SUV is presented with a four-cylinder gasoline 1.5 (120 hp) and 3-liter turbo engine 1.0 (125 hp), this model is offered only in the version 4х2. Both SUVs are also sold in the UK, so X-motion will also certainly get to the UK market.