MG introduces Icon concept in Beijing

The British carmaker MG has introduced at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show the Icon concept which is most likely a preview of a future SUV production model. Design-wise, it seems to borrow some styling cues from the MGA and MGB GT sports cars that the company produced until 1980.

Although those cars look great, we can’t say the same thing about the Icon because of the rectangular grille, those goofy rounded headlights and the oversized arches over the rear wheels. Every time I look at this car I think about the Nissan Juke which is perhaps one of the ugliest cars ever made.

Anyway, the MG Icon boasts a coupe-like profile and features rear-hinged passenger doors so that the passengers getting in the back will have an easier time entering and exiting the car. Various sources have mentioned that the car will go into production in 2014 and chances are we’ll also see an open top roadster version based on the production version of this Icon concept.

The manufacturing of the car will probably be made in China while the final assembly process will take place at the company’s Longbridge factory located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The estimated price tag of the MG Icon is of about 16,000 pounds.

Source: MG

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