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2012-04-24 09:38

THE NEW FACE OF AN ICON: MG's Icon SUV looks as though its shares design elements from the Nissan Juke and Range Rover Evoque. Either way we're exicted to see this model in the metal!

British automaker MG has revealed the future of its vehicle production at the 2012 Beijing auto show - the Icon SUV concept.

The vehicle, developed by British director Anthony Williams-Kenny, also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the MGB.

Williams-Kenny said: “The MG brand has a unique set of values and heritage that allows us to offer individual design values with our products. The MG Icon represents our vision of a modern MG and we feel the small SUV canvas demonstrates MG’s capacity for progressive design with respect for its long heritage."


He added: “We've balanced familiar brand cues such as the wide and powerful front-end graphic interpretation and, as one would expect, added strong focus to the unique MG octagon. 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."

The MG Icon has a four "shell" seat layout with rear seats that can be folded into the floor. The MGB GT-inspired rear has tail lights mounted on its haunched wings.

Williams-Kenny added: “The MG Icon highlights a global vision for MG’s design and represents a milestone for the brand, particularly through this 50th year of the MGB.”

For more on the 2012 Beijing auto show, click here.

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