MG Icon Concept wins Best Concept award

Concept Cars 30 Apr 2012
MG Icon Concept wins Best Concept award

The MG Icon compact crossover concept presented at this year’s Beijing Show has been awarded the Autoweek Magazine’s ‘Best Concept’ title.


Autoweek’s German editor Greg Kable commented: “The Icon continues MG’s resurrection under parent company SAIC Motor, bringing newly interpreted heritage style to the compact-SUV ranks in a package that will see it compete directly against the likes of Nissan Juke and the Mini Countryman.”

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The Icon Concept us the first SUV from MG and was created by the company’s global design team headed by British director Anthony Williams-Kenny.

MG Icon ConceptIt takes inspiration from some of the legendary MG models of the past, including the MGA and MGB GT.

There are currently no plans of turning the concept into a production mdoel.

No plans have been announced concerning production of the MG Icon.

Williams-Kenny said: “It’s a great honour to win this very important award, particularly when the judges put the MG Icon ahead of so many other famous brands.

“The judges obviously shared our enthusiasm and vision for MG which is one of the best loved brands in the world.”

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Williams-Kenny, who also led the design team responsible for the award-winning MG6 production car, has recently been promoted to his new role as Global Director, SAIC Design.

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(Source: MG)

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  1. Duane De Gruchy
    30/4/2012

    I’m still really missing what it is about this concept that isn’t laughable. The hipline is interesting, the MGB GT rear hatch and grille not so much.

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  2. 1/5/2012

    Best concept award? mmmh… ooook :/

  3. Cloverleaf
    1/5/2012

    Pathetic. The thing is hideous and uninspired.

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