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MG is set to expand its range of EVs with a new sports car and affordable hatchback as it gears up to become a leading electric car manufacturer.

It’s one of few car firms that grew their sales during a turbulent 2020, with its MG5 and ZS EV electric models proving particularly popular. According to Autocar, MG is now targeting one million global sales by 2024 – the brand’s centenary year – and a growing range of battery-powered models will be one way to do that.

Set to act as a flagship for MG will be a new sports car, which has been rumoured since the brand showed off its E-Motion concept (pictured) in 2017. While MG has yet to confirm the model’s production, Autocar says the model could arrive in showrooms as early as the end of this year.

At the opposite end of the brand’s electric offensive will be a new EV hatchback, which is set to be a similar size to the petrol-powered MG3 supermini, which helped to grow the brand initially and establish its low-cost reputation. While powertrain and spec details are unknown, it’s expected to become one of the UK’s most affordable new EVs, with a starting price of under £20,000 expected – meaning it undercuts models such as the Vauxhall Corsa-e and Mini Electric.

MG also teased a new roadster concept in 2020, known as the Cyberster. While this is likely to be many years away, it aims to revive the brand’s expertise with small two-seat convertibles.

Ted Welford

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January 4, 2021