SAIC Motor-owned MG has officially opened reservations for its electric roadster, the MG Cyberster, in China. First unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show two years ago, this two-seater electric sports car has garnered attention for its promise of performance and innovation.
The MG Cyberster comes in three distinct versions, including two single-motor models and a top-of-the-range dual-motor variant, offering a perfect blend of speed and endurance. Notably, the dual-motor version can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, while one of the single-motor models boasts an impressive CLTC range of up to 580 km.
Potential buyers in China can secure their spot in line by placing a pre-order payment of RMB 10,000 (€1,280), which also grants them priority delivery and a package valued at RMB 20,000 (€2,550). However, MG is keeping the pricing details under wraps for now.
Built on the innovative MG “cyber-cube” platform, the Cyberster boasts a modern and sleek design. Its dimensions include a length of 4,535 mm, a width of 1,913 mm, a height of 1,329 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,690 mm, giving it a contemporary silhouette.
Powering the single-motor versions are rear-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motors, with peak motor power ranging from 231 kW to 250 kW. The dual-motor model, on the other hand, is equipped with two permanent magnet synchronous motors, offering peak powers of 150 kW and 250 kW, and a top speed of 200 km/h. These electric vehicles are powered by ternary lithium-ion batteries, supplied by a joint venture between SAIC and CATL.
An intriguing aspect of the MG Cyberster's journey to production is its unique crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, which successfully reached its financial goal of RMB 50 million (€6.37 million), highlighted MG's commitment to bringing this electric roadster to the mass market.
While MG has yet to reveal the official sale date, local media speculates it will be available in the fourth quarter of this year. International markets, including the UK, can also look forward to its overseas debut in 2024.
Originating from Shanghai under the SAIC Motor Corporation, the MG brand has solidified its place in China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) catalog of approved models for sale, reinforcing its imminent arrival in the automotive market.
For those who may have reservations about electric vehicles, the MG Cyberster presents a compelling case for reconsideration. Its striking design, impressive specifications, and innovative crowdfunding journey underscore the continuous evolution of the electric vehicle market, offering exciting choices for consumers worldwide.