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MG GT launched on the China car market

Published on November 3, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

MG GT launched on the China car market

The new MG GT has been launched in China. Price starts at 95.900 yuan and ends at 149.900 yuan. The MG GT is the trendiest MG so far, showing a sleek sporty fastback shape but actually being a sedan based on the same platform as the MG5 hatchback and the Roewe 350.

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Interior looks solid but not as exciting as the exterior. It is all a bit too gray. but dials are sporty and seats kinda hip. Screen is large enough but sits deep inside the center console.

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MG is actively advertising with the MG GT of old, including the MGB GT V8 which was manufactured from 1973 until 1976, underpowered  by a 3.5 liter V8 with… 137hp! Torque however was all right with 262nm. Note London street with Big Ben.

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Engines now. No V8 but a 1.5 turbo and a 1.4 turbo. The latter is GM-sourced and delivers 156hp and 235nm, mated to a new seven-speed DCT. The 1.5 turbo is a well-known and slightly old MG power plant with 129hp and 210nm, it is be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The 1.5 turbo is positioned below the 1.4 turbo. Size: 612mm/1804mm/1488mm, wheelbase is 2650.

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The 1.5 turbo.

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Rear lights really cool but exhaust pipes are way too small.

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  1. MG Writer- November 3, 2014 Reply

    I think this new MG GT is quite attractive, although whether or not we will see it in the UK is as yet unknown. But… I appreciate the fact that they are trying to tap into the MG heritage, and that the Chinese audience for this stuff doesn’t have real memories of the old cars to look back on, but PLEASE SAIC do not insult our intelligence by linking this 1.4 litre four-door mid range saloon as though it were the reincarnation of a Pininfarina-styled, 3.5 litre V8 engined, sports car-based, 2+2 coupe.

  2. Head Honcho- November 3, 2014 Reply

    Same ugly turned up rear end as the Roewe 350.

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