Set to debut this weekend, at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, the new MG ZS carries a familiar look.
Various Chinese Media outlets have released a few images of the model ahead of its official unveiling, and by the looks of it, the vehicle’s front end features a design similar to Mazda CX-3 model, while the back is reminiscent of its upscale counterpart; the MG GS.
Built on a shortened GS platform, the new MG is said to rival models like the Nissan Juke, as well as Ssangyong’s Tivoli. Under the hood, it will supposedly feature the same engine as the GS, including a 130 hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine (mated to a speed six manual), as well as a 120 hp, 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit.
Judging by the spy photos, the car will also be offered with an automatic transmission – possibly the same seven-speed DCT unit found in the GS.
Although there’s no official word on its pricing, speculations indicate that it will cost significantly less than its competitors, starting from around 80,000 ($11,600) to 120,000 yuan ($17,500) in China.
The ZS will be made available, eventually, in the U.K. as well, although it will have a different name.