Auto Shanghai 2011 : First images of MG’s Concept 5

Words: Keith Adams Photographs: Harry Metcalfe

MG5 concept unveiled in Shanghai

MG’s Concept 5 unveiled at Auto Shanghai

The stars are out at Auto Shanghai today, with a raft of important new car announcements and unveilings taking place at what is likely to become the industry’s most important event in the coming years. The ‘British’ manufacturers are treating Shanghai extremely seriously, with new products and concepts rolling out at at impressive rate.

MG is leading the way, of course, with the new MG Concept 5 – it’s interesting to see that its styling has remained close to the concept images revealed last week. Will that translate to a similar looking production car? Historical evidence suggests it will – albeit in toned-down form – if the MG6 and ZERO Concepts are anything to go by.

Further stories as the day unfolds…

MG5 concept unveiled in Shanghai

MG’s Concept 5 unveiled at Auto Shanghai


Keith Adams

About the Author:

Created in 2001 and watched it steadily grow into AROnline. Is the Editor of Classic Car Weekly, and has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, Classic Car Weekly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, and the the Motoring Independent... Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasable adventures all across Europe.

8 Comments on "Auto Shanghai 2011 : First images of MG’s Concept 5"

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  1. Tim Collis says:

    It’s refreshing to see the Chinese redressing the sexist nature of car advertising by including male models.

  2. David 3500 says:

    That male model does look rather thin. I think he needs a good meal.

  3. Paul says:

    The MG Concept 5 looks almost futuristic. However, if the MG6 is anything to go by, by the time you can actually buy the thing after around five years of sneak previews, presentations at Top Gear Live, First Drives and appearances at Goodwood, the production version will be as fresh as sour milk!

  4. Andrew Elphick says:

    Tell this Harry Metcalfe chap he has made the publishing “big time” now his photographs are on AROnline !

    I hope the scuttle line drops though – it might look frumpy in the metal. Keep ’em coming MG, I might be swayed yet!

  5. Silas Denyer says:

    To my eyes, at least, the MG Concept 5 looks VERY much like some of the later renderings by Peter Stevens’ crew, just as their earlier work presaged the mid-century GM Europe offerings. They were a far better team of Designers than they were given credit for.

  6. Jack Yan Jack Yan says:

    The MG Concept 5 looks nice. The rear looks a tad heavy, but that seems to be the fashion these days, and few have ever complained about a Golf’s rump being too much. Let’s hope it doesn’t get toned down much at all – I’d love to see MG becoming more courageous.

  7. Tim Collis says:

    LOL, I agree but then don’t they all. The Concept 5 looks pretty good to me – I hope the car makes it into production.

  8. David Dawson says:

    It’s good to see another concept, further revival of the marque.

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