MG Plans New Sports Car, but Not in the Next Five Years
At the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, MG unveiled the CS Concept car, which according to the first details, could make it to production as a competitor for models like Nissan Qashqai. Also, in 2017, MG plans to unveil a second crossover based on the MG Icon concept that is set to take on models like Nissan Juke.
But, alongside the new production version of the CS, MG Motors also plans to unveil a new sports car, but not in the next five years. Until the new sports car - most likely the long rumored MG Roadster - arrives on the market, the company needs to develop a range of volume products that will help it boost sales.
The new sports roadster will be offered as an iconic model and will be offered to confirm "MG’s reputation as a maker of small and affordable sports cars. We have global ambitions built around mainstream products, which is why the sports car must come when the time is right."
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Rumors about a possible MG Roadster have been circulating for quite some time now, but this is the first confirmation by an MG official: MG UK’s head of sales and marketing, Guy Jones.
Rumors suggest that the new Roadster will be offered as a two-door, two-seat model that will take on models like Mazda Miata and BMW Z4.
If built, the base version MG Roadster should deliver a total of 130 horsepower and will be priced a little over $20k.