It's definitely got looks going for it. The exterior design is one of the best in its class, and provides sophistication in a compact SUV that delivers style-wise, with a cool grille up front and curved lines at the back end. Then there's that MG logo which hasn't changed a bit and I love that you flip it to open the boot. Points.
Inside looks good on first glance, but peer a bit closer and you'll see where they have budgeted on finishes to get the price down. The doors and dash are a tad plasticky. But the rest of it has been designed quite well, with a neat centre console that is clearly set out and easy to use, a leather steering wheel and leather look seats - note, I tested the car in winter so these seats seemed fine, but I'm not sure how they'll fare with bare legs in summer.
There is also a huge sunroof which you won't see in this price range anywhere else, and it lets in lots of lovely natural light and extends to the back row.