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2016-18 MG ZS recalled

SAIC Motor has issued a recall for the 2016-18 ZS over concerns about a potential software fault in the Stability Control System (SCS). The Chinese manufacturer reports affected vehicles could see their stability control fail, decreasing power steering assistance. If the condition occurs, the steering feel will become quite heavy, and pose a hazard to the driver and other road users...

CarAdvice podcast 126: MG Motorsport driver, James Brock!

On this week's show are Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Holden has halted production of the Commodore and Equinox, the Porsche Mission-E Cross Turismo has been announced for production, and the 2019 Audi R8 has been revealed. Plus, Ford has teased a possible hybrid Mustang model, and a hybrid is also on the cards for the Chevrolet Camaro...

SAIC Motor opens London design studio

The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corportation, better known as SAIC – parent of the LDV and MG brands – has opened a new design studio in London, UK. Dubbed 'SAIC Design Advanced London', the new creative hub is the company's second European-based design centre, after MG's Birmingham facility which opened in 2011...

2020 MG GS: Australian late 2019 launch confirmed

Australian buyers will see an all-new replacement for the ageing MG GS in late 2019, with the recently revealed MG HS confirmed to wear the GS badge here. Dubbed the "Horse SUV", loosely translated from the Chinese press releases, the HS is the production version of the X-Motion concept revealed earlier this year...

2019 MG 3 pricing and specs

MG has revealed pricing and specs for the facelifted 3 range, headlined by the addition of an automatic transmission and a new media system with smartphone mirroring. The range will start with the MG 3 Core, priced from $15,990 drive-away. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine making 82kW and 150Nm, hooked up to a four-speed automatic transmission...

MG and LDV safety ‘to be best in segment’

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) brands MG and LDV are aiming to become the safest brands in each of their segments, having committed to tailoring new-generation safety systems to meet strict local global regulations...

MG is 'here to stay’ in Australia

Chinese-owned MG says it's fully committed to Australia, as its parent company uses our market as a test bed for its western expansion. MG Australia’s director of marketing, Danny Lenartic, this week told CarAdvice Australia is an extremely important market to MG, given parent company SAIC’s plans for overseas expansion...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

MG: Similarities to Japanese, Euro designs ‘don’t matter’

Any design similarities between MG cars and those of European or Japanese manufacturers are irrelevant, according to the brand, given its near-100 year history and the general direction of the modern automotive design. Speaking with CarAdvice at the brand’s R&D centre in Shanghai today, MG chief designer, Shao Jinfeng, said the brand is more British than ever and criticism of its identity or similarity to other brands is not a concern...

MG confirms all-wheel drive electric sports car

MG has confirmed it's working on an all-electric two-door sports car, similar in size to a Mazda MX-5, to offer a new look at what a compact enthusiast toy can be. Speaking with Australian media at the MG research and development centre in Shanghai, the brand’s head of design (and a veteran of more than 10 years with Volkswagen), Shao Jinfeng, confirmed plans for an electric sports car, acknowledging the MG brand's history as a sports car maker...

MG X-Motion concept unveiled

The MG X-Motion concept has been given a full debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show. Stylistically, the concept takes themes established by last year's E-Motion electric coupe and scales them to suit a crossover. Up front, the X-Motion features a fascia heavily inspired by Mazda, while the "stellar field" grille insert calls to mind a number of Mercedes-Benz models...