MG TF roadster out of production

After 15 years of drop top history, the MG TF - a mid-engined, rear wheel drive roadster car - will be discontinued in order to make room for the future MG6 and MG3 supermini. MG even announced that the final units have already been sent to dealers, although that seems to be debatable.

"There’s a discussion as to whether that was the last batch," said a spokesman for MG, referring to the production run of 155 cars earlier this year. "It’s always been on the cards. We can’t say for sure, but it’s largely driven by market forces."

In its place, MG will start producing an MG6 sedan and a MG3 based on the Zero concept. The supermini will be offered with 1.3 and 1.5-liter engines.

The MG TF may have one foot in the grave, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead yet. In fact, the roadster has seen its end before in 2005, only to be brought back two years later. This next resuscitation may take a little longer because MG will only consider bringing back the cabrio after the "brand is re-established," but it will still come. Previous rumors suggested that a new TF would be ready for the 2014 model year .

Source: AutoExpress

14 comments:

maybe they are killing there production since there’s no consumer that will buy their cars. Most probably the reason would be in sales!

Me too I’m not familiar with them. Are they under with a brand? However, I do love the roadster version I bet this production would be interesting if they have released it.

Well,let’s just see what will happen. IMO, once MG will be out in the lime light it would be hard for them to come back. BTW, I’m not familiar with MG manufacturer. 

I do believe that MG fall under is because of the short sighted management and underestimating the American market which is traditionally MG’s largest consumer. They need a extensive effort for it.

These are only marginally better illustrations than you’d seen in your basic Hankook tire TV commercial. Judge these images for shape only. They’re not based on a real CAD model and have no technical credibility with respect to the car’s layout.

What a half good rendering. In the front 3/4 shot, the front brake calipers sit ahead of the front axle center line, making it look like a "rear steer" layout with front-wheel drive. In the rear 3/4 shot, the front calipers sit behind the front axle center line, giving the impression of "front steer" and rear-wheel drive.

Times are changing and people aren’t buying as many impractical cars in the US. The Miata survives because nobody has or can offer a better quality small 2 seat very for the same money. Most of them can’t beat the quality at twice the money.

Front looks good. That rear, particularly the tail lights, looks right out of the ’90s. Not very contemporary for 2010, and especially not for 2014!!

It seems that the TF will go out of production, as MG’s range is moving on to welcoming the future MG6 and the MG3 supermini, as well as a
rumored MG7.

The open questions here are how much the new car will be modified, and how well the proposed engines will integrate with it. When the MG-TF was still being made by MG-Rover (up through 2005), it went through several changes and upgrades to its performance. also this is a good competitor of mazda miata 5.

These are only marginally better illustrations than you’d seen in your basic Hankook tire TV commercial. Judge these images for shape only. They’re not based on a real CAD model and have no technical credibility with respect to the car’s layout.

Looking forward to the new models. And more marketing for the cars since I never heard before of a MG TF roadster smiley

A turobdiesel roadster? Am I the only one that thinks that just sounds like a mismatching of concepts? Diesel is fine for a low down punch but when I think roadster I think high reving, rowing thru the gates, 8000rpm redline fun.

I’ve already driven one of this car, and I was amazed with its acceleration and speed, yes it quite a performer but nothing is more fun and sweeter than having a Mazda MX5. its agile, fast and has a reasonable price.

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