Next year, the firm of British origin MG will celebrate its centenary. The historic brand, now in the hands of the Chinese giant SAIC, is making a successful return to the European market thanks to its aggressive commercial policy, since models such as the MG4 or the ZS are offered at much more attractive prices than their main rivals.
MG is placing special emphasis on the electrification of its product portfolio; not in vain, from the year 2027 it will only market vehicles of this type in Europe. Therefore, it is not surprising that those responsible for the company have made the decision that their first pure sports car in more than a decade is 100% electric.
He MG Cybersterwhich could adopt the name MGC when it reaches the old continent, will be a roadster pocket that will give continuity to a long extirpation formed by emblematic models such as the MGA, the MGB, the MG F or the MG TF. The manufacturer’s objective with this vehicle is to connect with its past and strengthen its brand image among consumers.
Although its official presentation will take place next week during the Shanghai Auto Showthe MG Cyberster has been exposed after the leak of a series of images that allow us to observe its striking exterior design in great detail.
The MG Cyberster will be a rival to the Mazda MX-5
This convertible rival of the Mazda MX-5 will have almond-shaped headlights and a very aggressively designed bumper. The top will be made of canvas, while the doors will have an opening of the elytro type. At the rear will remain the striking arrow-shaped taillights seen on the Cyberster Concept prototype, a tribute to the union jack (the national flag of the United Kingdom).
The MG Cyberster is expected to be based on the platform MSP (Modular Scalable Platform) Already seen in the MG4, an advanced architecture that will provide a 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity, since its batteries will be very thin. It probably keeps the dual-pinion steering and multi-link rear suspension from its compact sibling.
A priori, our protagonist should be available in rear-wheel drive (one engine) and total (two engines) versions. Since the MG4 has three power levels (170, 204 and 449 hp) and three batteries (51, 64 and 77 kWh), surely MG chooses to offer the two most performance sets in it roadster.
Source | CarSpies