Morris Garages is all set to enter the sports car sector with its all-electric cope. Its electric sports car has received the green light, according to a recent report. Previewed by the 2017 E-Motion concept, the coupe is scheduled to make its global debut before the end of 2021. Sports cars are a significant part of MG's heritage, but the British company stepped out of the segment when it ended production of the mid-engine TF for the second time in 2011. Returning to its roots is a way for the carmaker to become relevant again, not just in China, where it's currently based.
Specifications remain under wraps, but MG pegged the E-Motion's zero-to-60-mph time at under four seconds, and it quoted at least 300 miles of range. MG's current electric cars are nowhere near that figure, the battery-powered variant of the ZS crossover has a 163-mile range, but technology is quickly improving.
According to a recent report, it's building its volume goals on an electric, city-friendly hatchback that will be positioned in the same segment as the Honda E and the Mini Cooper SE. Also, due out in 2021, the city car will be about as big as the 3, MG's current entry-level model, and it will be considerably cheaper than its main rivals. Value, not performance, is the born-again brand's most significant selling point in 2021.