of MG as a sportscar?
MG as a sportscar and sporty saloon has always been a practical, compact
and affordable car for enthusiasts to enjoy. Whether these low slung
concepts will be attractive and affordable to buyers across the MG
enthusiast age range is not certain.
Clearly the dominant sportscar in that sector for many years has been
an evolving product - the very successful Mazda MX5 - often regarded
by many as the attractive, practical and reliable sportscar MG could
Let's see where MG goes next.
The MG E-Motion concept was revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show
in April 2017 as a new two-door, four-seat sportscar. Auto Express
say "there has been no further official comment but our
understanding is that the E-Motion is on track to be revealed
as a road-ready car" with "possibly of a series of
product announcements later this year".
It's clearly a large car - but so are most new cars these days
- and earlier this year Auto Express commented the E-Motion
current MG family face and that the concept car
has been evolved into a sportier shape, somewhat reminiscent
of an Aston Martins." The car utilises SAICs
own modular electric architecture and a twin-motor, four-wheel-drive
MG Cyberster - an electric concept car
It's an electric concept car that hints at a return to the open-top
two seat sports car market. It is reported it will be revealed
in full at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show later this month. Details
revealed some technical features which suggest it will be a
close rival to the expected second-generation Tesla Roadster.
The Cyberster will have intelligent electric motion systems
which could enable the car to achieve a range of up to 495 miles.
An interesting report hints MG may be investigating a form of
crowdfunding as a way of financing its development through to
production and offering early investors access to the car's
development process - like the choice of internal and external
trim, body colours and interior systems.