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MG stuns with SUV concept

2012-04-24 09:38

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."

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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.