MG is getting back into the sports car segment, if its Shanghai Motor Show concept car is anything to go by

According to AUTO Express, after a lengthy absence and years of rumors it appears MG will finally be returning to the sports car market. Hazy teaser images of what looks to be a new concept car have appeared online, with reports suggesting the car could be called the MG E-Motion.

As the name suggests it will be a pure electric sports car, which could potentially preview a spiritual successor to the MG TF – axed from production in 2011.

The concept could be unveiled as early as next week at the Shanghai Motor Show – the home show for MG parent company SAIC. Details are limited but reports indicate a 0-62mph time of under 4 seconds and a range of over 300 miles. 

The teaser images show a shape and design unlike anything we’ve previously seen from MG; only the ZS-inspired headlamps are recognizable. Clearly a sleek two-door coupe, the size of the concept is difficult to gauge, but given the body style, it’s likely to share a similar footprint to a BMW 4 series

Text and images credited to AUTO EXPRESS

12 Apr 2017