An MG 5-based MG coupé is under development, targeted for the Chinese market.
A company spokesman confirmed the model, understood to be called MG 4, is in development but it is conceived officially as a proof of concept. The model would be the third MG 5-based model, after the hatchback and a saloon.
The model shares its platform with the MG 5 hatchback, and would likely take that model’s 1.5-litre engine, either in naturally aspirated or turbocharged form. Local media reports suggest the MG 6’s 1.8-litre turbocharged engine could also be fitted.
MG have confirmed that the MG4, should it make production, would not be offered in the UK. The firm has already ruled out the MG 5 for the UK market since it could be a distraction from MG’s current core offering.
MG has previously considered adding coupé models to its range. The previous incarnation of the firm created the TF-based MG GT concept, which was powered by a 200bhp V6 engine, as well as the Rover 75 coupé. Neither model made production.