MG has unveiled a new electric supercar concept at the Shanghai International Automotive Show.
The MG E-motion offers a glimpse of the future - with the next-generation vehicle aiming to push the boundaries of ‘innovation and technology’, says MG.
The concept displays a slender sportsback-style design paying tribute to the brand’s hundred-year heritage, vertical tail lights, as well as a ‘starlight’ matrix front grill and headlights said to be inspired by the London Eye.
Below the surface, the plug-in vehicle features the latest pure-electric modular architecture platform developed in-house and delivering 0-62mph in less than four seconds, despite offering a range of over 310 miles. Equipped with an intelligent infotainment system, the supercar is fully internet-compatible, which MG says will position it ‘perfectly for the younger market’.
In addition to the E-motion concept, the Shanghai International Automotive Show also saw the brand unveil a fully-customised version of the MG ZS compact SUV. Positioned as ‘the first intelligent SUV’ according to MG, the new model includes an 8” super control panel and the ‘most powerful intelligent interconnected system ever developed’ says the British brand. Described as pushing the boundaries of innovative vehicle technology - the the ZS is already selling upwards of 20,000 model every month worldwide.
For the MG brand, this has helped to drive a 76% increase in year-on-year sales figures, alongside a 51% increase in sales compared to the previous quarter – surpassing the industry average. 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.”