- The Cyberster concept is an all-electric 2-seat roadster.
- The model will be the successor to the MG TF – the brand’s previous roadster.
MG has released images and limited details of a new electric sportscar concept, called the Cyberster.
Posted by MG Motor’s Chinese parent company – SAIC – the images show a 2-door roadster. They appear to be artistic renderings, suggesting the Cyberster concept may be at an early stage.
Key features evident include a long bonnet, a sharply raked rear end and illuminated MG badges. The car bears no resemblance to the last roadster the brand produced, the MG TF.
No specific details of any production intent have been released, but the Cyberster is said to feature 5G connectivity technology and Level 3 autonomous driving features. We also don’t know what powers the concept as yet, in terms of its electric powertrain.
The idea of MG rebooting its historically successful 2-seat roadster format has long been mooted. Back in 2014, our sister publication Autocar UK learned that SAIC’s Shanghai design studio was developing options for a new sportscar, but this was only at the investigative proposal stage.
Then, in 2017, the brand showed off the E-Motion concept, an electric 4-seat sports coupé that was supposed to enter production this year. Rumours say this has been pushed back to 2021, but it's not truly clear whether the production intent remains.
The E-Motion was powered by an in-house-developed electric powertrain that was claimed to give a 0-100kph time of less than 4.0sec and a range of more than 500km.
Coming to MG’s plans for the Indian market, it has made no statement about the introduction of this new model, though the 3-row Hector is set to launch in June 2020. The carmaker is also preparing its full-size SUV – the Gloster – for launch later this year in the festive season.