MG teases Mazda MX-5 Miata rival

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MG has hinted at a return to its sports activities automotive roots for years however now it seems prefer it’s lastly taking place.

The British marque on Monday launched a teaser video exhibiting a convertible sports activities automotive with related proportions to the Mazda MX-5 Miata and what would possibly probably be a yoke-style steering wheel.

In an announcement accompanying the video, MG stated: “The return of the legend. Take a look at the tease for our MG sports activities automotive.”

The sports activities automotive proven within the video matches up with the design featured in patent drawings that surfaced in June. In each instances, there are clear influences from MG’s Cyberster roadster idea proven in 2021.

Alleged patent drawings for MG electric sports car

Alleged patent drawings for MG electrical sports activities automotive

Apparently, the Cyberster featured an electrical powertrain, and that is additionally anticipated to be the case for the sports activities automotive which is at present anticipated to begin gross sales round 2024, in markets the place MG operates. Sadly the U.S. is not one among them.

The Cyberster idea was claimed to be able to sprinting to 60 mph from relaxation in below 3.0 seconds and masking a variety of 500 miles on a cost. It is doubtless the specs for any manufacturing model shall be toned down, identical to the idea’s styling.

MG Cyberster concept - 2021 Shanghai auto show

MG Cyberster idea – 2021 Shanghai auto present

MG in July revealed a modular platform for electrical autos, which the corporate stated was able to supporting sports activities automobiles. It is doubtless the brand new platform, generally known as the MSP (Modular Scalable Platform), will underpin the upcoming sports activities automotive.

Keep tuned.

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