MG E-Motion concept confirms new EV sports car on the way



All electric MG E-Motion gets the green light, will push MG upmarket

2017-04-17 11:00
MG has confirmed that a production version of the fully electric E-Motion concept has been given the green light ahead of the cars official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this week.
Its been 11 years since MG axed the TF roadster, and while a date hasnt been nailed down as to when the E-Motion will go into production, company bosses have promised the car signals MGs return to the sports car market.
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Zhang Liang, MG Product portfolio planning director, told Auto Express that the company is now ready to develop an electric sports car at an exclusive preview of the E-Motion at the headquarters of SAIC MGs parent company in Shanghai. This time I want to do it different. From an architecture perspective we are prepared and we have a new energy system available.

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A lot of work and research has been done. The next step is to gather audience and customer feedback, Liang added. In another word we plan to make it; we are prepared for production. But when, we have to see.
Technical details on the concept are still scarce, but bosses did confirm the E-Motion is able to cover 0-62mph in four seconds. The power density of the battery and number of electric motors on board is still unknown.
Proportionally, the E-Motion is slightly larger than a Toyota GT86 and like that model has a 2+2 seating arrangement. The concept also features butterfly doors.

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Design director Shao Jingfeng told us that MG looked at its sports car history for inspiration - primarily at the MG A and MG B. Headlamps which may look inspired by the ZS crossover also feature innovative covers which slide open to give the E-Motion the trademark round headlamps from classic MG sports cars.
Jingfeng also said that the E-Motion would form part of MGs plan to help push the brand more upmarket in terms of quality and technology - away from its budget roots. We have done a lot of advanced simulator work, we can go from 0-100kmh in four seconds, for example.
What do you think of MGs sports car concept? Let us know in the comments...

Jonathan Burn

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All electric MG E-Motion gets the green light, will push MG upmarket

2017-04-17 11:00
MG has confirmed that a production version of the fully electric E-Motion concept has been given the green light ahead of the cars official debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this week.
Its been 11 years since MG axed the TF roadster, and while a date hasnt been nailed down as to when the E-Motion will go into production, company bosses have promised the car signals MGs return to the sports car market.
Shanghai Motor Show 2017: latest news
Zhang Liang, MG Product portfolio planning director, told Auto Express that the company is now ready to develop an electric sports car at an exclusive preview of the E-Motion at the headquarters of SAIC MGs parent company in Shanghai. This time I want to do it different. From an architecture perspective we are prepared and we have a new energy system available.

Image 2 of 7
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A lot of work and research has been done. The next step is to gather audience and customer feedback, Liang added. In another word we plan to make it; we are prepared for production. But when, we have to see.
Technical details on the concept are still scarce, but bosses did confirm the E-Motion is able to cover 0-62mph in four seconds. The power density of the battery and number of electric motors on board is still unknown.
Proportionally, the E-Motion is slightly larger than a Toyota GT86 and like that model has a 2+2 seating arrangement. The concept also features butterfly doors.

Image 4 of 7
Image 4 of 7

Design director Shao Jingfeng told us that MG looked at its sports car history for inspiration - primarily at the MG A and MG B. Headlamps which may look inspired by the ZS crossover also feature innovative covers which slide open to give the E-Motion the trademark round headlamps from classic MG sports cars.
Jingfeng also said that the E-Motion would form part of MGs plan to help push the brand more upmarket in terms of quality and technology - away from its budget roots. We have done a lot of advanced simulator work, we can go from 0-100kmh in four seconds, for example.
What do you think of MGs sports car concept? Let us know in the comments...

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