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Christopher Bruce2013-04-25 16:45:59

MG May Add New, Two-Seat Sports Car to Lineup

The new model is at least five years out

The MG TF was MG's last major sports car

MGMGMGUnited Kingdom, 1924 > present37 models
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has reportedly added a new, two-seat sports car to its future product plans, but the car will not be on sale until it can get its crossover out. That means we will not see the return of the sporty MG for at least five years. 

“We need a range of volume products before a sports car can happen. What we can say today is that it is in the product plan, and we hope it will happen, but before we do that we need a range of mainstream, volume-selling products," said Guy Jones, MG UK’s head of sales and marketing.

Jones says that the company had considered introducing a sports car earlier, but it does not want to be thought of a niche sports car brand. Therefore, it is introducing mainstream products like the MG6MG6MG MG6United Kingdom, 2010 > present3 photos
and MG3 first. 

The company is also discussing putting the MGBMGB Gen.1MG MGB Gen.1United Kingdom, 1962 > 19808 versions
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-inspired IconIcon ConceptMG Icon ConceptUnited Kingdom, 2012 > present9 photos
concept into production. 

“The world has moved on, and a small but fun and stylish SUV would meet the criteria set by the MGB for bringing something to market in a modern British style, that is fun to own and drive and affordable for a wide range of people," said Jones.

SAICShanghaiShanghaiChina, 1958 > 19792 models
, MG's owner, is hoping to use the brand as its foothold into the European market. It has a known name, and SAIC owns the MG Longbridge factory in England. It plans to globalize by using the MG brand. 

Source: Autocar





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