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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...

MG Motor Australia expands dealer network

MG Motor Australia has expanded its dealer network, adding four dealerships – Moorooka (Qld), Redcliffe (Qld), Wagga Wagga (NSW), and Werribee (Vic) – to bring the brand’s dealer network in Australia to 10. The British marque, now owned by Chinese auto giant SAIC Motor, relaunched in Australia late last year with a small range of models...

2018 MG ZS pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 MG ZS range have been revealed this week, with the Chinese-owned but British-badged SUV to kick off from $20,990 before on-road costs. Set to compete with the likes of the Mazda CX-3 (from $20,490) and Hyundai Kona (from $24,500), the ZS will be offered in two variants; Soul and Essence - with the latter priced from $23,990 plus ORCs...

MG GS: first Chinese car to get ANCAP five-star rating

Crash safety scorer ANCAP has awarded the updated 2017 MG GS crossover SUV a five-star rating - the first time a vehicle from China has hit the mark. It's a fairly significant milestone, given we're seeing a steady rise in the number of China-made brands and vehicles on offer...

2018 MG 6 revealed

A new-generation 2018 MG 6 has been revealed today, debuting as a replacement for the now eight-year-old first-generation model sold here as the MG 6 Plus. The company has yet to release full details on the new model - or a full gallery - and it has likewise yet to confirm Australian details, although a brief quote from the company's local arm today suggests we'll see it here next year...

MG GS seven-seater in the plan, electric SUV under consideration

The next-generation MG GS will likely offer a seven-seat variant and will be launched by the end of the decade, according to company executives. Speaking with Australian media in Shanghai last week, general manager for MG Australia, Zhu Chao, said the next-generation GS will likely spawn a three-row version that will straddle the medium and large SUV segments, similar to the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail...

2018 MG ZS to debut ‘smartcar’ tech, but not in Australia... for now

The upcoming MG ZS small SUV, due to launch in Australia later this year, will feature some of parent company SAIC Motor’s intelligent internet technologies in its home market of China, a first for the MG brand. From launch, Chinese versions of the ZS will feature the intelligent voice-controlled personal assistant sourced from e-commerce giant Alibaba, integrated into the infotainment system of higher-grade models...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 21, 2017

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 planning model onslaught

Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor has confirmed plans to launch a number of new passenger car and SUV models before the end of the decade, though whether some or all of these new vehicles will be sold globally is still to be confirmed...

MG E-Motion concept previews brand's next chapter

The MG E-Motion concept is the sports car everyone has been waiting for, from the Chinese-owned British brand, and it’s also a very important step towards the company’s future, according to the man who designed it. Speaking with media at the company’s research and design centre in Shanghai, Shao JingFeng, head designer at MG's parent company, SAIC Motor, said the electric sports car concept previews what to expect from future models...

2018 MG ZS: October launch for Australia, new details confirmed

Initial Australian details for the upcoming 2018 MG ZS small SUV have been revealed this week ahead of its local launch in October. A spokesperson from parent company SAIC Motor confirmed with Australian media this week that the ZS will arrive around October, complete with two engines and three trim levels - though final pricing and specifications are yet to be announced...