Autocar said:Its size places it neatly between the current MG 3 – which is set to be replaced in the coming months by an all-new electric supermini – and the 5 estate, which makes it likely this new car will be called the 4. Indeed, a link posted to MG's Twitter feed redirects to a URL containing the phrase 'MG 4 tease'.
MG is also planning to introduce a new family of youth-focused EVs under the 'Cyber' banner, with the eventual production version of the Cyberster roadster serving as a flagship. It is possible that the 4 will form part of this roll-out.
I've changed the thread title as it's turning out to be around the same size as the ZS SUV, but the Chinese have an aversion to the number 4 as it sounds similar to the word for "death".Its going to be called MG4
In Thailand there will be the MG VS HEV, which is a combination of the ZS and a Roewe font end and interior, launching in a few days time. There is also the HS PHEV already available.
Very odd, if they want to be a global car maker why keep making such odd choices for some markets. Just design them in the first place for all markets and sell the same cars the world over. It works for most other manufacturers.
Why do the other countries get the interesting cars that we don't get in the U.K?
I don't know the exact reason, but I suspect the VS was created to fill a gap that SAIC have in the MG lineup. In Thailand there's been quite a few hybrids and mild hybrids launched from other manufacturer's at the B-segment SUV level, and MG didn't have anything in that lower price bracket to compete. Quite why they went to the lengths of grafting the nose and dashboard from a Roewe onto the ZS is anybody's guess, possibly they had to do this to be able to make use of the hybrid system from SAIC and was the least tooling option available to get a hybrid B-segment SUV to market.Very odd, if they want to be a global car maker why keep making such odd choices for some markets. Just design them in the first place for all markets and sell the same cars the world over. It works for most other manufacturers.
What a strange thing to do.
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