The MG E-Motion supercar concept looks set to take the company back to its sports car roots, albeit with an electric powertrain, upon its debut at the Shanghai motor show.
MG looks to return to its sports car roots with the E-Motion, a swoopy electric coupé concept that’s headed for the Shanghai motor show
The MG E-Motion supercar concept could make production in as little as 1.5 years if market reaction to its reveal is positive.
Speaking to Autocar at MG’s Shanghai research and development centre, a brand spokesman said the car’s electric powertrain and platform was near production ready, enabling it to be brought to market quickly.
The car, which looks set to take the company back to its sports car roots, will make its public debut at the Shanghai motor show this week.
Images released ahead of the car’s reveal show it’s butterfly doors and a four seat layout inside. It features advanced connectivity systems and touchscreen infotainment in both the front and rear.
The E-Motion concept, with an all-electric powertrain, is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in less than 4.0sec, but has a range of over 310 miles.
The E-Motion shares the same front styling treatment as MG’s upcoming ZS small SUV, but appears almost Aston Martin-like in profile, with vertical taillights and an uncluttered rear design. Although only a concept, a sports car is a far cry from the mass-market friendly MG GS SUV and MG 3 supermini currently on sale from the SAIC-owned company, as well as being the first suggestion of an electric powertrain under the MG badge since the EV concept of 2014.
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 spokesman for MG UK could not confirm any further details about the E-Motion. They didn’t rule out the possibility that it could reach Britain in the future.