The Chinese-owned producer will carry the manufacturing model of its 2017 E-Motion idea to Australia, in response to a brand new report.
MG will launch its all-electric sports activities coupe in late 2021, in response to a brand new report from the December 9, 2020 concern of Autocar journal.
What’s extra, the report particularly states the mannequin can be provided in right-hand-drive markets together with Australia.
The MG model – which was synonymous with small and reasonably priced sports activities vehicles all through a lot of the twentieth century – is but to construct a performance-oriented product underneath present Chinese SAIC Motor possession.
The upcoming mannequin will reportedly be closely based mostly on the 2017 E-Motion idea (proven on the backside of this story), and is predicted to characteristic a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.
However, the preliminary idea’s butterfly doorways are anticipated to be dropped for mass manufacturing, on account of their complexity and value.
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MG is reportedly concentrating on a zero to 100km/h time of under 4 seconds and a spread of 482km.
If correct, this is able to place the British-badged coupe in competitors with the efficiency figures claimed by the Porsche Taycan 4S and Tesla Model 3 Performance.
No pricing particulars for Australia haven’t been reported, nonetheless it is doubtless the mannequin will have a tendency nearer to its oblique rivals – with the Model 3 priced from $103,994 plus on-road prices – than MG’s sole electrical automobile as of writing, the $43,900 drive-away ZS EV.
The Autocar report additionally suggests the model is presently creating an entry-level, compact electrical hatchback to sit down alongside (and ultimately succeed) the present, petrol-powered MG 3 metropolis automobile.
Slated for a late 2021 launch, the mannequin will reportedly provide a spread of round 240 kilometres, with costs within the UK to begin across the £20,000 (AU$35,600) mark.
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