What Car? says...
The MG GS was the first SUV the Chinese-owned brand made, and it's a big step away from the sports cars that the old MG famously produced for decades. Instead, this budget SUV is a rival for the likes of the Dacia Duster and Ssangyong Tivoli.
Not that the GS is a total departure from those roots. If its maker is to be believed, the GS is plenty of fun to drive, helped by a surprisingly powerful 164bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Although MG does have a diesel engine that would fit under the GS's bonnet, there are no immediate plans to offer that.
So, is the GS fun to drive, and how does it compare with its budget SUV rivals? Read on over the next few pages for our full verdict.
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