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MG may have a hallowed name, but it hasn’t really been relevant to Australians for a very long time, since it was a purveyor of iconic British drop-tops. That appears to be changing, however, with the company making some serious inroads thanks in large part to the ZS small crossover SUV...

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2020 MG GS: Australian late 2019 launch confirmed
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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...


MG is 'here to stay’ in Australia
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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...


MG Motor Australia expands dealer network
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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...


CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner
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CarAdvice podcast 72: 'It's People Like Us' director, Eva Orner

On this week's show is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, LDV confirms an off-road T60, Dyson's EV has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, the MG GS gets China's first ANCAP five-star rating, Tesla Model X door opens automatically and gets torn off by a passing truck, Toyota is still the best car company in brand value list, Renault Zoe and Kangoo EV pricing has been confirmed for Australia and 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs have been released...


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


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


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 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...


MG promising five-star safety despite GS SUV's four-star ANCAP result
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MG promising five-star safety despite GS SUV's four-star ANCAP result

MG Australia remains committed to delivering five-star safety in its range, despite the new GS SUV managing only four stars in ANCAP crash tests. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch drive for the company's first-ever SUV, Danny Lenartic, MG Australia's senior manager for marketing and communications, said there's a strong focus on safety for the Chinese-owned brand...


MG GS should help Australians "fall in love with the brand again"
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MG GS should help Australians "fall in love with the brand again"

MG's local arm is hoping the new GS SUV will help customers fall in love with the brand again as it works to revive its presence in the Australian market. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch drive of the GS at the Australian Automotive Research Centre in Victoria this week, Danny Lenartic, senior manager of marketing and communications at MG Motors Australia, said the company has high expectations for its first-ever crossover...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 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...


2017 MG GS review: Quick drive
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2017 MG GS review: Quick drive

The 2017 MG GS, the company's first-ever SUV, is a step in the right direction. Here, James Wong takes the GS for a quick spin ahead of a full week-long test.


2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four models, 162kW flagship - UPDATE
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2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four models, 162kW flagship - UPDATE

Update - MG has released weights and power/torque rev bands for the GS. See article for details Official pricing and specifications for the 2017 MG GS range have been announced this week, with the first SUV from the Chinese-owned British brand starting at $23,990 before on-road costs...


CarAdvice podcast 36: Commodore limited editions, new Mustang, Ignis review, Jamie Whincup and HiLux v Colorado!
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CarAdvice podcast 36: Commodore limited editions, new Mustang, Ignis review, Jamie Whincup and HiLux v Colorado!

Broadcasting from the Melbourne CarAdvice office this week, join Paul, Mandy and Mike Stevens where they keep you up to date with the biggest car news of the week, including 2017 MG GS pricing and specs, Lexus Sport Yacht concept unveiled, Holden Commodore limited-edition models, 2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power, 2017 Suzuki Ignis pricing and specs and  New Suzuki Jimny Sierra to remain a hardcore ladder-frame 4×4...


2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed
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2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed

The 2017 MG GS has snuck onto the Australian market under the cover of the Christmas and New Year holidays, stealthily avoiding market attention. Unusually for a new car, no press release was issued to announce the SUV's coming, but the GS has been among us since December...


MG 'ZS' compact SUV teased for Guangzhou motor show - UPDATE
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MG 'ZS' compact SUV teased for Guangzhou motor show - UPDATE

After handing down a stylised sketch earlier this month, Chinese-owned British brand MG has now released two revealing previews of its upcoming compact SUV, reportedly set to wear the badge 'ZS'. Destined for the Guangzhou motor show on November 18, the new compact offering is being reported overseas as a rival to the Nissan Juke - which, although an ageing offering, remains the compact SUV to beat in the European market...


MG GS SUV on the horizon for Australia
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MG GS SUV on the horizon for Australia

MG Motor Australia has relaunched the iconic British-born brand in Australia with the introduction of the 2017 MG 3 hatch and the 2017 MG 6 Plus fastback. There was something missing, however: the much newer MG GS SUV that went on sale in Europe earlier this year...


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...


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...