Chinese-owned MG has used an enthusiast event in the UK this week to unveil its new GT sedan, ahead of a 2015 market launch.
Official details are still to come, but the new GT sedan is expected to take on the likes of Skoda’s Rapid in the small-sedan market.
Likewise, a hatch version of the GT is also expected, taking on the five-door Rapid Spaceback hatch.
The new sedan is understood to be built on the same platform that underpins the MG5 hatch, currently offered only in China.
Power is expected to come from a turbocharged 1.5 litre petrol engine, offering around 95kW and 200Nm.
A diesel option is also expected, likely one smaller than the 110kW 1.9 litre unit offered with the European-market MG6.
In Australia, MG offers only the manual petrol MG6 sedan, although the brand is believed to have made fewer than 50 sales since its arrival around 14 months ago.
MG Australia is understood to be bringing an automatic MG6 option to its local range this year.
Watch for more details on the new GT sedan to surface in the coming months.
[via the MGUK community]
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