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MG Cyberster will likely be revealed as a halo automotive | Autocar India

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The idea is predicated on a bespoke structure and will provide a variety of round 800km.

The Cyberster roadster will arrive earlier than 2024 as an inexpensive halo automotive for MG, and one of many three new fashions arriving by that date. It’s going to construct on the Chinese language model’s current phenomenal success within the UK: gross sales grew 66 % final 12 months, from 18,415 in 2020 to 30,600.

  • The MG Four will arrive later this 12 months
  • MG’s UK gross sales grew 66 % final 12 months
  • Idea was revealed final April on the Shanghai motor present

MG Cyberster: unveil timeline

The MG Four hatchback would be the first to reach, later this 12 months, and is the value-driven rival to the Volkswagen ID.3. It’s anticipated to turn out to be MG’s greatest vendor in addition to – and even surpassing – the MG ZS small SUV.

“The automotive stays true to our values of getting extra from an MG,” MG UK industrial director Man Pigounakis mentioned of the MG 4. “It represents cutting-edge expertise, it must be thrilling and it must signify incredible worth for cash. That doesn’t imply low-cost.”

He added, in reference to the ZS EV’s 400km vary, that the MG Four will “be even extra aggressive on a pound per mile of vary foundation than right this moment,” however added that pricing for the household hatchback has but to be determined.

MG Cyberster: might get round 800km vary

A manufacturing model of the Cyberster, first revealed as an idea on the Shanghai Motor Present final 12 months, is prone to be proven at this 12 months’s Beijing motor present in April, given MG’s historical past of showcasing new fashions at main Chinese language occasions.

The idea was mentioned to be primarily based on a bespoke EV structure, providing a variety of round 800km and a 0-100kph time of lower than 3.0sec. 

Speaking about including the Cyberster to the MG line-up, Pigounakis mentioned, “The issue with sports activities automobiles is that everyone loves them, however not many individuals purchase them.” He added, nonetheless, that MG’s world quantity means it might “afford to spend money on sports activities automobiles and take a longer-term view on when there will likely be a return on funding”, including that having a sports activities automotive “will deliver us huge PR and advertising advantages”.

The third new MG to reach by 2024 hasn’t but been confirmed, however it’s prone to be a 3rd SUV, given the persevering with client demand for high-riding autos.

MG’s EV roadplan in India

MG Motors bought 2,296 items of the pre-facelift ZS EV final 12 months. MG additionally launched the facelifted mannequin of the ZS EV at Rs 21.99 lakh. The producer additionally claims that 25 % of its gross sales will likely be EVs from subsequent 12 months.

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