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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia
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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia

The largest automotive company in China, SAIC Motor, has announced it has established an Australian subsidiary that represents "a vital opportunity in strengthening connections and cooperation between the Australian and Chinese automotive industries"...


2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK
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2016 MG GS unveiled in the UK

The MG GS crossover made its first public appearance outside of China when it debuted overnight at the London motor show. British versions of the GS will be exclusively powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In China, the 1.5-litre turbo engine develops 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque. In Britain, the GS will be offered in three trim levels...


MG GS SUV teased ahead of London debut
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MG GS SUV teased ahead of London debut

The new MG GS SUV will make its Western debut at the London Motor Show in May, in what is being described as a “turning point” in the history of the fabled British manufacturer. These new teaser sketches confirm that the car, which will hit British roads in June, looks much like its sibling currently being sold in China...


2016 MG New Cars
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2016 MG New Cars

Details of the new and updated MG models launching in Australia in 2016. Historic British brand MG, in Chinese hands since 2006, is planning a comeback in the Australian market. The brand most recently tried its luck in our hugely competitive market through a local distributor operation, also Chinese-owned, but the brand failed to make any real headway...


MG GS SUV revealed at Shanghai motor show
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MG GS SUV revealed at Shanghai motor show

The first-ever MG crossover model has been revealed, with the Chinese-cum-Brit brand unveiling the MG GS SUV at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. The production GS crossover model doesn't stray too far from the CS concept that came before it two years ago, with the typical baby SUV proportions and the modern Morris Garages look that we've seen on the MG 3 and the MG 6...


MG GTS SUV unveiled in China
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MG GTS SUV unveiled in China

MG has unveiled its first ever SUV, the sportingly titled MG GTS. Under the bonnet is the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder engine, which develops 164kW of power and 350Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via an on-demand all-wheel drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission...


MG 6 sedan and hatch recalled
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MG 6 sedan and hatch recalled

Every MG 6 sold in Australia has been recalled over a child seat anchor fault. However, the slow start for the Chinese-owned British marque in Australia means that just 12 cars are affected - as many as are believed to have been sold since the company launched locally in April 2013...


MG GT small sedan revealed
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MG GT small sedan revealed

The MG GT sedan has made a surprise debut in Longbridge, England, giving us our first look at the production version of the compact four-door. These images, posted on enthusiast blog MGUK.org, highlight the exterior design of the Chinese car maker’s newest model, which is reportedly scheduled to debut publically at September’s Chengdu auto show before going on sale in China in October...


MG: New Cars 2014
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MG: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to MG Australia's showroom in 2014. MG 3 (February) After a low-key return to the Australian market earlier this year, the now-Chinese-owned MG brand is set for an explosion of new product in 2014, supported by 10 to 12 new dealers across Queensland, NSW and Victoria...


MG CS concept: baby SUV debuts in Shanghai
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MG CS concept: baby SUV debuts in Shanghai

The MG CS concept has made its international debut at the 2013 Shanghai auto show. Previewed last week in a series of teaser sketches, the sporty CS concept is understood to give us our clearest look yet at the iconic British – now Chinese-owned – brand's first SUV...


MG 3 light hatch debuts; coming to Oz late-2013
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MG 3 light hatch debuts; coming to Oz late-2013

Coming to Australia late this year, the MG 3 light hatchback made its official debut at the Shanghai motor show. Based on the MG ZERO concept, the MG 3 was designed and engineered in the UK, but it will be built in China. The four-metre-long MG 3 seats four, and after “hundreds of thousands of miles of testing on European roads” is claimed to deliver “impressive levels of body control, sharpness and a willingness to corner to engage keen drivers”...


MG relaunches with $22,990 MG 6 turbo
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MG relaunches with $22,990 MG 6 turbo

Iconic British brand, and now Chinese-owned MG has relaunched in Australia with the MG 6 small sedan and liftback. Priced from $22,990 plus on-road costs, the MG 6 gets a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 118kW of power at 5500rpm and 215Nm of torque from 1750-4500rpm, mated exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission...


MG CS concept: official images of future SUV released
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MG CS concept: official images of future SUV released

Sketches have been released showing the MG CS concept SUV set to debut at this week's Shanghai auto show. Two official drawings from the Chinese-owned British marque – identical to those leaked late last week – preview the brand’s first compact SUV production vehicle, aimed at tackling the competitive crossover segment...


MG CS concept: compact crossover leaked
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MG CS concept: compact crossover leaked

The first images of the MG CS concept car bound for this month's 2013 Shanghai auto show have been leaked. While the name is not yet confirmed, the concept - believed to be based on the MG5 hatch - is expected to wear MG CS badges when it is unveiled next week...