New MG Cyberster sketches hint at electric two-seat roadster concept

MG has released sketches of the Cyberster, an electric sports car concept reviving the spirit of the old MG B and MG TF

What looks like a new sports car concept set to wear an MG badge is on the way, if these new sketches issued by the brand’s Chinese parent company SAIC are anything to go by. 

Posted on social media by SAIC’s London based design studio, the images are an early glimpse of a new concept called Cyberster, and we’re promised it’s a preview of “something very exciting in the making, design and developed by the UK and Shanghai design team.”

That’s all we’ve been told for now, but the pictures clearly show that it will be a two seat sports car with an open roof, a long bonnet and previewing a design language as yet not used on any model from MG or sister brand Roewe. 

The low nose is finished with what looks like an illuminated MG badge, while the front end looks set to feature a highly contoured front splitter. The rear end is heavily raked with a slab-sided tail and a futuristic taillight signature, and is the biggest giveaway that the Cyberster will be much more a concept vehicle than a production ready preview when the covers come off. 

That’s all we know for now, however. No further details have been announced, and the SAIC Design Advanced Studio says “stay tuned for more” alongside the first images. 

Since a reboot under the ownership of Chinese giant SAIC in 2006 MG has focussed on growing segments, paying particular attention to the Chinese SUV and saloon market. But a return to the brand’s traditional arena of sports cars has often been mooted, with a production version of the E-Motion coupe concept car revealed in 2017 previously promised by 2021. 

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