British carmaker MG was sometimes known for its lightweight sports cars, but since the company was sold to Chinese automotive giant SAIC, the automaker has mainly focused on selling SUVs and subcompacts like the MG 3. But, this will change soon. The company will once again produce sports cars.
The SAIC design boss Shao Jingfeng said that MG is planning to build a lightweight roadster similar to the MG B and MG A to rival the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Unlike the MX-5, the new MG will be an all-electric sports car with all-wheel drive and will feature a completely new platform. We don’t know when MG’s new sports car will arrive, but it will be the first of many models to come. Jingfeng said that he wants MG to return to its roots “because the brand stopped for several years” by focusing on building SUVs.
MG’s sports car comeback has certainly been a long time coming, as the TF has been out of production since 2011. MG has since shown interest in returning to its sports car roots, however, as the automaker recently unveiled the E-motion concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2017.