The MG E-motion concept has been leaked ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show later this week.
Access to the interior is a via scissor-wing doors, while the car’s front is dominated by a diamond grille seemingly inspired by those used on AMG-tuned Mercedes-Benz models. Likewise, the grille’s shape and the signature of the daytime lights hints at a Mazda influence.
Details about the two-door, four-seat sports car are scarce, but reports indicate the concept is envisioned as a pure electric car.
According to the Chinese car website Autohome, the MG E-motion is capable of completing the 0-100km/h dash in under four seconds, and has a range of over 500 kilometres.
If the E-motion does get the nod for production, it could help to reset the brand’s image and be a halo vehicle for the marque that’s now under the control of SAIC.
The Chinese automaker, which has partnerships with Volkswagen and General Motors, has owned MG since 2007 after the independently-operated MG Rover Group collapsed.
After initially soldiering on with the MG TF roadster, and derivatives of the Rover 75, SAIC has used the MG marque to sell a variety of hatches, sedans and crossovers that were designed in-house.