MG has scooped a major design award with its stunning MG Icon concept car.
It has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Concept’ title at the Beijing Motor
Show, one of the most sought-after awards on the international automotive
The MG Icon beat the Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes-Benz Concept Style
Coupe and Honda Concept C.
Autoweek, one of the USA’s leading automotive magazines, announced the
awards and will present MG with an engraved trophy at a later date.
Greg Kable, a highly acclaimed international motoring journalist and Autoweek’s
German editor, was glowing in his remarks about the Icon.
Kable said: “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.”
No plans have been announced concerning production of the MG Icon.
It’s the first SUV concept from MG and was created by the MG global design
team headed by British director Anthony Williams-Kenny. It takes inspiration
from some of the legendary MG models of the past, including the MGA and
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 awardwinning
MG6 production car, has recently been promoted to his new role as
Global Director, SAIC Design.
The MG6 GT fastback and the MG6 Magnette sports saloon were designed
and engineered at SAIC Motor’s European Technical Centre at the MG
Birmingham site where final assembly of both models also takes place at the
MG Birmingham site.
Jaybee Motors are absolutely delighted that MG Motor and in particular, the efforts of the Global Design team led by Tony has recognised with such a prestigious award. Well done Tony and the Global design team at MG Motor Birmingham.