MG unveils new Icon SUV concept

MG Motor has unveiled an astonishing new, small SUV concept car at the Beijing Motor Show in China.

The Icon concept combines the sleek look of a Mini or the Alfa Romeo 4C, with stylish features taken from golden oldies like the MGA and MGB GT.

With SUV's in demand in the Far East, the Chinese-owned company aims to steal a march on its rivals by tapping into the potentially huge market.

The sporty vehicle was created by Brit Anthony Williams-Kenny and his MG Global Design Team, with the aim of combining several successful MG designs from the past with a modern SUV blueprint.

Williams-Kenny said: "The MG brand has a unique set of values and heritage and allows us to offer individual design values to our products.

"The MG Icon represents our vision of a modern MG and we feel that the small SUV canvas demonstrates MG's capacity for progressive design with respect for its long heritage.

"The MG Icon clearly demonstrates a progressive and soulful British spirit and has a lithe and powerful stance - its proportion harmonised by feature lines interpreted from MG's iconic greats."

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