AT A GLANCE
and there is reasonable rear legroom, though adults sit slightly knees-up on a low bench.
The 483L of cargo volume is 100L greater than Toyota’s C-HR. Fold the seats to yield 1336L — and the extended floor is completely flat.
ON THE ROAD
In a class where decent performance is difficult to find, the MG’s 1.5-litre turbo/sevenspeed drivetrain is its biggest attraction.
A smooth, sweet, tractable little engine, with strong outputs (119kW/250Nm), the
MG GS CORE PRICE
6 years/unlimited km
Average $3915 over 9 years/90,000km
12 months/10,000km 4 stars, 6 airbags 1.5-litre 4-cyl turbo, 119kW/250Nm 7-speed dual-clutch auto; FWD 7.4L/100km 4500mm (L), 1855mm (W), 1705mm (H), 2650mm (WB) From 1460kg Space-saver
1.5 works well with the gearbox, which also delivers more responsive, efficient go-forward than the CVTs and automatics in most rival SUVs.
Premium unleaded is required. Most naturally aspirated rivals run on regular.
Move up to the 2.0-litre