The new MG E-Motion might be the first MG you've wanted in years

Did I mention it might be less than 30K!

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If you think of a quintessential British classic sports car, you will most likely think of the MGB GT. This four-seater Pininfarina designed grand tourer dominated the British sports car market through the 60's and 70's and to this day remains as Richard Hammond put it "Britons most popular classic". Now the B got it's spiritual successor in 1995 when Rover released the much loved MGF. It sold in massive numbers and was effectively produced (albeit with a few breaks) right up until 2010!

Ever since then, MG haven't really produced a 'real' MG in terms of a sports car. I would have said that the closest that they have actually got to a sports car is the MG6 BTCC edition from 2012. On top of this MG have been making a strange family of cars in comparison to what they have produced in the past. They do make the MG6 (although no longer available in the U.K.) and the MG3 but have also branched out into SUV's and strangely a pickup... The MG Extender.

But in 2017 MG announced that it would return to it's roots and produce sports cars once again. This time they're bang up to date with their new concept car the MG E-Motion. It's a fully electric coupé and my god is it good looking. No wonder though, a lot of it's styling takes cues from other brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Aston Martin.

WATCH A WALK AROUND VIDEO OF THE MG E-MOTION:

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The E-Motion uses an all electric powertrain that has been developed in house. Maybe they should have called it the MGE-GT! The concept itself is claimed to be capable of doing 0-62mph in less than 4 seconds and has a range of over 310 miles.

Hopefully this concept should be in production soon although I have a feeling that the current state of affairs in the world might change that. It would be really exciting to see a new MG sports car though. It may not exactly be British anymore although a lot of the design is developed in London. But that's not the point. The point is that MG is still kicking and seems to be kicking harder now that its become Britons fastest growing car brand for many months on end. One things for sure though. If I ever have £30,000 sitting in a drawer somewhere, I know that I might consider one of these in the future.

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Comments (28)

  • The lines look similar to an f type

      3 months ago
  • The rear from an XJ, the front from the Mazda RX Vision concept, the grilles and the overlines of an F-Type and an Aston. Most of all, it's a concept from nearly 4 years ago. And what does MG make now? Well, they don't make anything, it's just Chinese cars under the MG badge. Not that they're bad, but I'm saying let's be more realistic. That car is not going to be a production model.

      3 months ago
    • Sorry to correct you mate. As much as they are all made in china and does take hints from other cars, it got greenlit and is getting released next year hopefully.

        3 months ago
    • Design points agreed. I'm certain it will be made and look very similar to concept. If they can sell at £30k its going to be a run away success. I'd say £35k, so competitive with Xpeng G7, which will be another home run.

        17 days ago
  • Are we going to ignore the fact that it was cancelled almost immediately after being unveiled?😂

      3 months ago
    • It's not been cancelled it's been confirmed I used to work for MG late last year and it's due in 2021 although there were rumours in 2017/ 18 of whether it would be greenlit or not.

        3 months ago
    • You are right actually... I just searched it up.

      It’s not quite like the concept though, it’s going to have vastly decreased range and performance. Still a sports car tho

        3 months ago
  • Love the design. It reminds me of these two other beauties when looking at the side profile.

    My girlfriend bought the ZS EV. Aside from some stupid software annoyances, which an MG dealer (not our dealer might I add) says MG will update, it's a great car for the price tag. Personally, I don't like SUV style cars so I'm keen to see what this turns out like.

      2 months ago
    • I completely agree. If I was to get an SUV it would be an MG just for the brand's sake but I would much prefer a sports car from them or the new MG6.

        2 months ago
  • It’s yet another battery powered toy so there’s no chance of me ever wanting one

      3 months ago
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