January 19, 2023, 5:11am
Some patent images leaked of the MG Cyberster (I really hope that isn’t the production name! Yikes)
A small EV Roadster
@Mr-914 but only for Europe, UK and China…
Front 3/4 looks nice… tail lamps, ugh. I assume that is some kind of British flag reference? Interior looks like it has a yoke unfortunately…. Hopefully that will change.
January 19, 2023, 1:06pm
I like it. I’m like a man in the desert, I can’t be picky. I wonder how long it will take to get my work visa in the EU? hmmm.
I keep hoping that MG tries a NA comeback. I can’t believe they are that profitable in Europe, so they must have cash to burn.
The first thing that comes to mind in my yet-to-be-caffeinated-this-morning brain is that a C6 Corvette and a Maserati had a baby.
That’s not a complaint, mind you, I actually think it looks pretty slick, and I certainly wouldn’t turn down an EV sportscar, were it offered in North America…
January 19, 2023, 6:10pm
@Mr-914 @Scott_Sommerville_c4 I wonder how big it will be? From the images I’m thinking Fiat Spider / Miata? But probably won’t be that small knowing EV powertrains?
I get the sense that the MG4 will do well. 300 mile EV range for about $40,000…
Some MG dealerships have started taking "pre-orders" for the MG4 electric hatchback, but there's a catch.
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January 20, 2023, 4:15pm
We want one badly for the vacation home at the beach. There is a dormant public charging bay just in front that needs to get utilized. Hope there is some room for dog transport somewhere. And no I am not thinking of a rumble seat.
January 20, 2023, 5:32pm
there is always room for a dog
January 23, 2023, 8:24am
I remember when Rover went bust. My dad had journalists calling him to see if he was ‘the’ John Towers of Rover infamy.
Such a shame what happened.
John Towers (businessman) - Wikipedia
January 24, 2023, 1:00am
Better than Fawlty Towers I suppose
January 24, 2023, 11:11am
oh, growing up with the Surname Towers, I have heard all the jokes
Fawlty was a school nickname for a while
January 24, 2023, 7:26pm
@AnthT do you think people in the UK care about MG’s ownership or is it a non-issue? Just curious. I’ve encountered a few people here who say they would not want a Chinese made car… I usually just point to their phone and ask them how that is working out?
January 25, 2023, 11:46am
Yes, its the same here. Although with your phone analogy, looking at the back of my phone it says: -
Designed by Apple in California
Assembled in China
And I think that makes a difference with a lot of people. China is the factory of the world, but I still think design and innovation is not their strong point (for now).
Not apples to apples. Your phone doesn’t have to protect you in a crash.
January 25, 2023, 4:11pm
sure it’s not apples to apples, but it is an example of a product people use everyday that has a lot of secure information on it and people rely on it.
But, apples to apples, this was made in China and:
January 26, 2023, 8:26am
“made in China” designed and engineered in the Sweden/UK
I reminds me of the first generation BMW Z4
Its a nice design with a vintage touch.
I like it better than the brutally futuristic cars some companies are producing.
April 18, 2023, 9:06pm
No surprises after all the leaky leaks. But still very interesting. Needs to be melon yellow, though.
Side note: At the moment I replaced all thoughts of a roadster at the beach with a new bicycle.
Fun to miles ration is hard to beat.
Down at the harbour I am actually faster paced than all the Jag, Merc, Aston tin-dresses for middle aged men. And I am already parked and on the Terrazza while those are still flaunting their muscle at 10 miles an hour.
But yeah, sounds like envy.
April 18, 2023, 9:19pm
I wonder how large this is? Is it Miata size, or is it Jaguar F Type size?
April 18, 2023, 9:22pm
" Tag — The MG is an entire 2 feet longer than a
Miata, over half a foot wider(7inches), more than 3.5 inches taller, and 1,734lbs heavier than a Miata"
More F type size,or Boxster.
April 18, 2023, 9:32pm
We won’t get it here in the US unfortunately… I don’t think any SAIC owned brands are currently sold in the US. Jaguar should license the platform… EV-type (womp womp)