MG’s first electric roadster, the Cyberster, is getting ready for launch.
Tycho de Feijter, founder of CarNewsChina, shared these images on X (formerly known as Twitter) of Cybersters lined up at a factory and being loaded onto trucks.
The first Cybersters have also been spied at Chinese dealerships ahead of pre-sales beginning in that market on September 26.
MG Cyberster mass production & truck pics.— Tycho de Feijter (@TychodeFeijter) September 18, 2023
Mass production of the MG Cyberster has truly started. Earlier, we saw photos of the first cars at MG dealers in China. Today, we have pics of a factory facility.
The first pic shows at least a dozen brand new Cyberster roadsters… pic.twitter.com/D3qLiMVP27
The brand has confirmed customer deliveries are expected to start in the UK and European markets in mid-2024.
A MG Motor Australia spokesperson told CarExpert earlier this year the car is under strong consideration for our market, although an expected arrival on local shores wouldn’t be until later in 2024.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but is rumoured to be around $120,000.
The Cyberster measures 4535mm long, 1913mm wide and 1329mm tall on a 2690mm wheelbase – quite a bit larger than past MG roadsters.
The model is also quite heavy for a roadster, weighing between 1850kg and 1985kg – 700kg heavier than a base spec Mazda MX-5.
It’s available with either a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain with 231kW of power, and an all-wheel drive powertrain producing 400kW and 725Nm and offering a claimed 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds.
Like the MG 4, it’ll offer a choice of 64kWh or 77kWh batteries. With the larger of the two batteries, range will be up to 580km on the CLTC cycle.
The Cyberster will be available not only in the red it was revealed in, but also a silver finish called Bullet and a yellow finish called Photon.
The two-seater has a folding fabric roof, which reportedly needs just 10 seconds to open or close. This can be operated at speeds of up to 50km/h.
It won’t be the only MG to be introduced here with premium pricing, with the Chinese brand also looking at introducing the LS6 luxury SUV from fellow SAIC Motor brand IM.