Official pictures have already been revealed, and last week Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch was spotted filming a TV ad for it, but it appears that the new MG GS SUV is still undergoing disguised development testing in the UK.
Spotted by eagle-eyed AROnline reader and renowned classic motoring journalist Richard Gunn, this black-and-white disguised GS was in the outside lane of the M6 near Junction 4a, flanked by an MG3.
According to a DVLA Vehicle Enquiry, the GS has a 1,498cc petrol engine and was first registered on 1 February, 2015 – we cannot help but think that the MG3’s power unit might be a little weedy for such a bulky vehicle, although it appeared to be progressing at a fair rate of knots on the M6, so perhaps MG has followed the trend among European manufacturers of using a small capacity turbocharged engine to maximise efficiency?
The GS is expected to be revealed in full production form at next month’s Shanghai Auto Show, with sales in the UK scheduled to start in the first part of 2016. The new model is hotly anticipated by MG’s dealers, following an announcement last week by the Chinese-owned brand that it is looking to expand its network by more than 50 per cent in the coming year.