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.”
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.
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.”
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.