Technically unrelated to the brand of the same name founded in the 1920s, modern-day MG makes cars that are fine. They’re far from brilliant, but not awful either, and just about cheap enough to justify their mediocrity.
You get the feeling the company - a subsidiary of Chinese car giant SIAC - has ambitions far beyond that, however. Just look at this wild electric concept car.
We’ll let its unfortunate name - ‘Cyberster’ - slide, as it looks smashing. It’s like a futuristic Jaguar F-Type and doesn’t share anything aesthetically with its effective predecessor, the fun but dweeby TF roadster.
Reports in Chinese media suggest it ticks all the usual modern-day concept boxes, with 5G connectivity, Level 3 autonomy and a ‘smart’ cockpit included. But beyond that, we know nothing - there’s very little information out there about this thing.
Then again, it’s doubtful it exists beyond these renders at this stage. We wouldn’t bank on it making production even in a more diluted form - MG’s E-Motion concept was revealed a few years ago amid promises of a 2020 launch and a starting price under £30,000. That was revised to 2021 before the news about the car seemed to dry up completely.
A shame, as like the Cyberster, it looked good, and was set to be fast, with an in-house electric powertrain making for a 0-62mph time of four seconds as well as a 310-mile range.