SAIC-owned brand debuts 300-mile battery electric concept, but details are scarce
As the Shanghai International Automotive Show ticks on, more carmakers are lining up to showcase their respective visions of the future – and what part China will have to play in it.
MG Motor is one of the most recent, having unveiled an all-new electric supercar concept on April 19.
According to the company’s statement, the E-motion “embodies MG’s vision for the future [and] brings MG’s sense of fun and aspiration to the low emission marketplace.”
A modular, pure-electric architecture platform has been developed in-house to deliver 0-100kmph in less than four seconds, and a battery range of more than 500km. Included inside is an “intelligent infotainment system,” which is fully internet-connected, and which MG believes will position it perfectly for (shudder) “the younger market.”
As with most concepts, battery and motor specifications are scarce, but the lack of detail raises questions over whether MG will commit the concept to production. Nevertheless, given MG currently only offers two other models, it should be credited for exploring what its designers and engineers can do with the electric blueprint.
Matthew Cheyne, Head of Sales and Marketing at MG Motor UK, commented: “The MG E-motion electric supercar concept demonstrates our global vision for the future. Alongside leading the way in design and capability, the next-generation model is the latest step in achieving the ultimate driving experience.”
“The Shanghai International Automotive Show highlights our progress and capabilities, while further new models will continue this future-thinking strategy, embracing innovation to deliver ground-breaking vehicles for the drivers of tomorrow.”