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The MG electric coupe is the British brand’s first adorable car in decades

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The MG electric coupe is the British brand’s first adorable car in decades

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At one point in history, the British automotive marque MG was one of the most admired names in the world when it came to sporty two-seaters.

Through its early years, MG cars set world speed records, and it was sister aggregation to the likes of Jaguar and Triumph. By the 2000s, MG had lost much of their appeal, and were for the most part just a snooze fest of re-badged Rovers — yes, my grandad owned one.

In 2012, MG was bought by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, and it’s since been pumping out SUVs, one of which is electric but are abundantly dull and acutely practical. Sadly for the purists, MG doesn’t quite embody the aggregation that it once was.

That looks set to change. Personally, I couldn’t be happier, but is it enough to argue the pursuits?

According to an Autocar report, in a move that is a long behind return to character, MG is basic to launch its bearding electric sports coupe, this year!

The move comes as part of a huge cardinal push for MG to make a name for itself in an all-electric world. By 2024, the aggregation has ambitions to sell 1 actor cars a year. It just so happens that that goal comes on the company’s 100th birthday.

The electric coupe is based on the E-Motion concept, which was first apparent as in 2017, and pundits loved it. Check out the pictures below to see why.

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Credit: MG
MG electric coupe could be coming this year. It’s one sexy beast. Sadly, the fancy doors aren’t accepted to make it into the assembly model.

It’ll be a bit of a halo agent for MG, but even so, it represents the archetypal aspect of the brand in a modern electrified world. Sure it’s not small and light, but it’s sporty, and it’ll no doubt be fast enough.

Best of all, with its long bonnet and soft angles, it manages to abduction a form of British design that we see rarely see these days as most manufacturers tend to follow advancing and bent German design influences.

Patents for the car were leaked last year and showed some cogent changes to its design. However, Autocar letters that its basic shape and style remains.

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Credit: MG
The MG electric coupe abstraction is a four-seater coupe. There are still catechism marks over what appearance will appear in the assembly model, but if it’s even 50% of what we see here we should be happy.

For more images of the abstraction car, check out Autoblog’s advantage here.

Technical capacity are sparse, but it’s anticipation the coupe will be able to live up to the crib sheet originally placed alongside its abstraction car parent.

That should mean we’ll see a four second zero to 50 time, and 300-miles of range. It will no doubt need a array pack in excess of 85 kWh to accomplish those numbers.

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Credit: MG
The rear of the MG electric coupe has a very strong whiff of MG B GT about it. Perhaps it should be called the MG B GTE.

MG suggests the agent would start at around £30,000 ($40,000) which for an EV of this type, would be a game changer. So realistically, it’ll apparently cost a bit more than that, but even if it cost £40,000 it still feels like a good deal.

With that kind of price and its archetypal styling, it just might be enough to argue the purists to absorb MG once again. If any archetypal MG fan bemoans the alteration to electric drivetrains, I have one bulletin for you: “Get with the times.”

If it doesn’t argue the purists, there’s absolutely a huge space in the market for an affordable and classy electric coupe with a British head badge. It could end up accepting a whole new bearing of drivers absorbed in the record-breaking marque.

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Published January 5, 2021 — 12:16 UTC

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