Motion electric sports auto concept revealed, could be production-bound

MG E Motion electric supercar

MG E Motion electric supercar

The E-Motion concept, with an all-electric powertrain, is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in less than 4.0sec, but has a range of over 310 miles.

Details are sketchy at this stage, but SAIC says the E-Motion - which comes complete with butterfly-doors - is based on an all-new modular EV platform and employ "black technology only seen in science fiction films".

As well as signaling MG's return to the sports auto market, the E-Motion also previews a new design language for the brand aimed to help attract young buyers.

SAIC chief designer Shao Jingfeng confirmed the E-Motion could enter production in as little as 18 months. Matrix LED headlamps are inspired by the look of the London Eye, while they also feature innovative "covers" which slide open to give the E-Motion the trademark round headlamps from classic MG sports cars. The back of the vehicle hosts one of the biggest diffusers we have ever seen along with sweptback taillights and a neatly integrated spoiler lip.

Few other details on the MG E-Motion concept are available at press time.

Proportionally, the E-Motion is slightly larger than a Toyota GT86 and like that model has a 2+2 seating arrangement.

Quilted leather trims the seats and doors, while small digital panels have been installed in the doors to replace the physical buttons used to operate the windows and adjust the door mirrors.

Speaking at MG's Shanghai research and development centre, the brand's product planning boss Zhang Liang said the company would make a decision after the car's public reveal, which will take place at the Shanghai motor show this week. "This time I want to do it different. The next step is to gather audience and customer feedback", Liang added.

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