MG Says E-Motion Concept Will Reach Production In 2020

Just hours after the MG E-Motion premiered at the Shanghai Auto Show, the company has confirmed its intent to bring the sports car to the market around the year 2020.

Speaking to Autocar at the event, MG UK’s sales and marketing boss Matthew Cheyne said that the response to the concept has been so overwhelmingly positive that there’s a strong possibility it will be given the green light as a competitor in the electric sports car market.

As the car is still so new and yet to be officially given the go ahead by SAIC Motor, MG’s parent company, the British marque hasn’t said what will differentiate the concept from the production car.

Heck, very few details about the concept’s powertrain have even been announced. All MG has said is that it is all-electric and developed in house, capable of accelerating the concept from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in under 4 seconds and can achieve a range in excess of 310 miles (498 km).

Nonetheless, it is the exterior design of the E-Motion that is the real headline. In this writer’s opinion, it looks phenomenal from every single angle and is beautiful enough to have been designed and created by some of the industry’s greatest ever designers.

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  • Karl

    I see some Ford Mustang here for some reason..

  • WG

    I’m not excited by this unless they produce it for sale in the US.

  • mb4design

    Some decent lines here, but my guess is that they are to sell the company and the car will never happen. Oh MG, thanks for the memories.

  • Six_Tymes

    Lots of Mazda in that design

    • Robert

      That’s exactly what I see in the design as well – so much so, I thought it was a Mazda concept before I started reading.

  • pcurve

    Looks great, but I’m not sure if it could be recognized as MG. I do like the hint of circular head lights. But not enough effort in making it look distinctive.

  • Rot

    Mazda copy

  • Howstar

    MG RX7?
    Some more Chinese copying going on, looks good though, shame about the MG badge

  • Kash

    I didn’t realize this, but that half circle piece above the headlight moves up. (pic 2 & 7) cool little homage to classic Camaro’s and the Torino GT with their headlights.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Too LOOOONG.

  • Luc Helterbrand

    it looks like an aston martin had sex with a mazda 6.

  • nellydesign

    “it looks phenomenal from every single angle and is beautiful enough to have been designed and created by some of the industry’s greatest ever designers.”

    Unfortunately those designers work at Mazda…

    • Chad Gordon

      You are correct sir!

  • dumblikeyou2

    A little but of Mazda, a little bit of Jag, a little bit of Buick grille and boat tail trunk and voila, MG!

  • brizzzio

    mazdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Chad Gordon

    Is that the new Mazda RX-7?!

  • Michelin

    Did the designer see the Maserati Alfieri before this projet ?
    It seems a little bit inspired to Alfieri, but hasn’the it’s personality !

  • Jaguar + Infinity + Mazda