MG E-Motion EV sports car is set for production in 2020
MG E-Motion EV sports car grille invokes that of upcoming MG ZS SUV
MG E-Motion EV's profile is reminiscent of Aston Martins or the Jaguar F-Type
MG says the E-Motion EV us capable of 0-62mph in less than 4.0sec
The MG E-Motion EV is billed as the MG sports car for the 21st century
Sources suggest the MG E-Motion EV sports car will cost under £30,000MG E-Motion EV sports car has butterfly doors in concept form - they won't make production
MG E-Motion EV uses advanced connectivity systems and touchscreen infotainment
MG E-Motion EV concept sits on aerodynamic wheels, to boost electric range
The MG E-Motion EV sports car is designed to be as aerodynamically efficient as possible
The MG E-Motion EV's powertrain was developed in Shanghai
MG E-Motion EV sports car grille is reminiscent of the design used by Mercedes
MG E-Motion EV sports car will make production in 2020 if public reaction is positive
The MG E-Motion EV sports car concept was unveiled at the Shanghai motor show
MG revealed a series of teasers ahead of the car's official debut in Shanghai
Despite being a concept, the car could make production in 2020...
...when it'll be priced at less than £30,000
MG UK's sales and marketing boss Matthew Cheyne expects the E-Motion to make production around 2020, priced from less than £30,000.
Following the release of images in the build up to the show, Cheyne said feedback had been good so the car was highly likely to get the green light.
The E-Motion features eye-catching butterfly doors and has a four seat layout inside. It uses advanced connectivity systems and touchscreen infotainment for both the front and rear passengers.
Using an all-electric powertrain that has been developed in house, the concept is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in less than 4.0sec. It has a range of over 310 miles.
The E-Motion's front grille appears to take inspiration from Mercedes-Benz’ ‘Diamond’ grille, with patterns of dots in place of traditional mesh, while the front of the car isn’t dissimilar to Mazda’s design language. A motif incorporated into the headlight cluster appears to mimic the MG Icon concept of 2012, though, which in turn paid tribute to the MG B.
A sports car is a far cry from the mass-market friendly MG GS SUV and MG 3 supermini currently on sale from MG, which is a SAIC-owned company, but brand spokesman emphasised that MG's market was ready for such a product. It would be the first all-electric MG model to be produced since the EV concept of 2014.
Speaking at MG's Shanghai research and development centre, the brand's product planning boss Zhang Liang said MG would put the car into production if reactions to its reveal at the Shanghai motor show are positive.