WHILE MG fans in the UK await the launch of the new MG6 midsize hatchback later this year, the Chinese-owned carmaker has revealed the MG Zero concept at this week's Beijing Auto Show.
Penned by MG design boss Anthony Williams, the diminutive hatch has been created for the Chinese market's huge small-car segment.
"The bonnet is formed around the famous octagonal badge, the graphics flow into striking lamps and the large lower grille completes the confident, sporty character. The body-side has a strong shoulder, a dynamic scalloped feature in the doors and flared arches to give a wide stance and strong road presence," Williams said of its design.
"The feature lines have been designed to give a strong relationship to the wheel arch demonstrating the fun nature of the cars dynamics."
While the Zero is a concept for now, MG says it expects the stylish hatch to inspire a production model in the near future.
Speaking at the Beijing Auto Show, MG Motor UK Sales Director Guy Jones said the MG Zero is crucial to the brand's global recovery.
"We are all proud to see our British-designed vehicle wearing the MG badge creating such an impact in Beijing. With the MG TF back in production in Birmingham, sales increasing and the MG6 coming at the end of the year, the MG ZERO has come at the perfect time to build further awareness and interest in the brand here in the UK."
No technical details for the MG Zero were revealed.