The MG GS is the first SUV the Chinese-owned brand has ever 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 the Ssangyong Tivoli.
Not that this GS is a total departure from its 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 as an option. There are also no plans to offer four-wheel drive, either, although that’s unlikely to be an issue for most buyers.
So is it fun to drive, and how does it compare with its budget SUV rivals? Read on over the next few pages for our full verdict.