The MG electrical coupe is the British model’s first fascinating automotive in a long time
At one point in history, British car brand MG was one of the most revered names in the world when it came to sporty two-seaters.
MG cars set world speed records in the early years and it was a sister company of Jaguar and Triumph. By the 2000s, MG had lost a lot of its appeal and was mostly just a slumber party with newly labeled rovers – yes, my grandpa owned one.
In 2012, MG was bought by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and has been pumping out SUVs ever since, one of which is electric, but largely uninspiring and painfully practical. Unfortunately for the purists, MG doesn’t quite embody the company it once was.
That should change. Personally, I couldn’t be happier, but is it enough to convince the aspirations?
According to an Autocar report, MG is preparing to launch its unnamed electric sports coupe this year in a move that represents a long overdue return to character!
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The move is part of a major strategic push for MG to make a name for itself in an all-electric world. The company aims to sell 1 million cars annually by 2024. It’s just that this goal will be achieved on the company’s 100th birthday.
The electric coupe is based on the E-Motion concept, which was first introduced in 2017 and loved by experts. Check out the pictures below to see why.
Credit: MGMG electric coupe could come this year. It’s a sexy beast. Unfortunately, the chic doors are not expected to make it into the production model.
For MG it will be a bit of a headlight, but it still represents the classic essence of the brand in a modern electrified world. Sure, it’s not small and light, but it’s sporty and it will no doubt be fast enough.
Best of all, with its long hood and soft angles, it captures a form of British design that we rarely see these days as most manufacturers follow aggressive and purposeful German design influences.
Patents for the car were leaked last year and showed some significant changes to its design. However, Autocar reports that its basic shape and style have been retained.
Photo credit: MG The MG coupe concept is a four-seater coupe. There are still question marks about which features will appear in the production model, but if it’s even 50% of what we see here, we should be happy.
You can find more pictures of the concept car here in the coverage of Autoblog.
Technical details are sparse, but the coupe is believed to live up to the cheat sheet originally placed next to its concept car parent.
That should mean we see a four second time between zero and 50 and a range of 300 miles. It will undoubtedly take a battery greater than 85 kWh to reach these numbers.
The rear of the MG electric coupe has a very strong touch of MG B GT. Maybe it should be called MG B GTE.
MG suggests the vehicle would start at around £ 30,000 ($ 40,000) which would be a game changer for an electric vehicle of this type. As realistically as this, it will likely cost a bit more, but even if it costs £ 40,000 it still feels like a good deal.
With that price tag and its classic design, it might be enough to convince the purists to entertain MG once again. If a classic MG fan complains about the transition to electric drives, I have a message for you: “Keep up with the times.”
If it doesn’t convince the purists, there is certainly a huge space in the market for an affordable and classy electric coupe with a British badge. It could lead to a whole new generation of drivers taking an interest in the record breaking brand.
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Published on January 5, 2021 – 12:16 UTC