History repeating itself - MG have had a resurgence in the automotive industry of late, and yesterdays launch of the MG GS created a buzz, as it would appear that MG have reverted to lessons learnt from the launch of the MGB back in 1962.
Sports cars used to be the reserve of the wealthy and when MG launched it's MGB in 1962 as the "affordable" four-cylinder sports car, it tapped in to a market that opened up sports car ownership to the masses.
With the launch of the MG GS, it seems that MG have once again placed themselves on pole position for capturing those who had previously aspired to be in the SUV market but not quite been able to afford it. Bravo MG.
MG wants to be competitive in what is already a crowded market, which is why the GS significantly undercuts its rivals with a starting price of just £14,995 in the UK. The Nissan Qashqai, by comparison, costs from £18,545, while more expensive rivals such as the Mazda CX-5 are priced from over £23,000. Even range-topping versions of the GS with an automatic gearbox come in at just under £21,000, meaning MG's first SUV is undoubtedly one of the cheapest options in this market.