MG working on E-Motion-based sportscar

  • All-new MG E-Motion-based sportscar will be unveiled next year  
  • This new model will be the brand’s first all-electric sportscar

The last we had heard of MG’s E-Motion concept was at the Shanghai motor show in 2017, which is where the all-electric 4-seat sports coupé had been revealed. Plans to put it into production had been pushed back to 2021. Now, patent images have surfaced online, showing what the production-spec MG E-Motion concept would look like.

Production-spec E-Motion: Exterior details

The exterior images show that the production car will look quite different from the concept on which it is based. The headlights are larger and swept back on a more tapering bonnet; the D-shaped grille and the exaggerated fog light-mount seen on the concept seem to have been toned down as well.

 

 

From the sides of the production-spec model, it can be seen that the front and rear end taper downwards. However, the shoulder line is similar over the haunches. At the rear, there are a few similarities, such as the vertically mounted tail-light units. Changes to the production model include the toned down rear diffuser and lip spoiler, along with the larger tailgate.

Production-spec E-Motion: Interior details

While the images don’t confirm the presence of the butterfly doors seen on the E-Motion concept (they’re unlikely in any case), they do show that there will be a large and all-digital instrument cluster, a head-up display on the windscreen and a massive touch-based infotainment display; connected-car tech will definitely be present. The patent images show the model’s 4-seat layout, along with a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. 

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Production-spec E-Motion: Powertrain and other details

In terms of its powertrain, all we know is that the concept had an in-house-developed, all-electric setup. The concept was claimed to do the 0-100kph sprint in less than 4sec and go over 500km on a single charge. 

If the patents do indicate that a production model is close, it’ll be MG Motor’s first all-electric sportscar. The production-spec E-Motion will join the MG ZS EV in the brand’s EV portfolio; the eSUV is already on sale in multiple markets, including India. Click to read our on-road comparison of the ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona Electric.

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