MG is a name that evokes nostalgia for many car enthusiasts. The British brand was known for its sporty and affordable roadsters that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. But after decades of decline and ownership changes, MG faded from the global market.
Now, MG is coming back with a new owner, China’s SAIC Motor, and a new vision: to become a leader in electric vehicles. And one of the most striking examples of this vision is the MG Cyberster, a concept car that debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2021.
The MG Cyberster is a two-seater electric roadster that combines retro design cues with futuristic technology. The electric roadster has a long hood, a low-slung body, and round headlights that resemble the eyes of a cyberpunk character. The headlights also have an interactive function: they can blink and wink at pedestrians and other drivers.
The car’s rear end features LED taillights that are inspired by the Union Jack flag, a nod to MG’s British heritage. The car also has a “laser belt” that runs along the side of the body, creating a dynamic light effect.
The interior of the MG Cyberster is equally impressive. The car has a digital cockpit with a large curved screen that displays various information and functions. The car also has a zero-gravity gaming seat that adapts to the driver’s posture and preferences. The car’s steering wheel has a “Magic Eye” button that activates a gaming mode, which transforms the cockpit into a virtual racing simulator.
The MG Cyberster is not just a showpiece but also a performance machine. The car has an electric powertrain that delivers 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Thanks to its advanced battery technology, the car also has a range of 500 miles on a single charge.
The electric sports car also has a 5G connection and an intelligent driving system supporting autonomous driving and vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The car can also interact with smart city infrastructure and provide real-time traffic information and navigation.
The MG Cyberster is not yet confirmed for production, but it has already generated a lot of buzz and interest among car fans and media. The car showcases MG’s ambition to revive its brand image and appeal to a new generation of customers who value innovation and sustainability.
The car also demonstrates MG’s potential to compete in the global electric vehicle market, which is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. MG has already launched several electric models in China and Europe, such as the MG ZS EV SUV and the MG 5 EV sedan.
The MG Cyberster could be the next step for MG to expand its presence and influence in the world of electric mobility. The car could also be a catalyst for bringing back the joy and excitement of driving a roadster with a modern twist.