The cabin of MG Cyberster has been revealed in full in China ahead of the start of production.
While the production Cyberster’s interior can be glimpsed in earlier press photos, Autohome has published what it claims to be are the first official pictures detailing the electric roadster’s production interior.
As with the exterior, the production cabin is toned down quite a bit from the 2021 concept car. It’s also more traditional than the interior that’s been displayed so far in the UK in “pre-production” versions of the Cyberster.
The key changes from earlier iterations include a wider and more usable area centre tunnel area, which now includes cupholders and a comfortable arm rest.
A grab handle for the passenger dominates the centre of the dashboard, which also includes a row of capacitive buttons for the climate control system. There’s also a vertical strip of buttons and pull switches for the transmission, alongside which is another screen.
A trio of controls to operate the butterfly doors and folding soft top sits at the junction between the dash and tunnel.
Ahead of the driver is a curved display area, which will likely house three separate screens. The model published overnight has a conventional steering wheel with buttons on the spokes, as well as Ferrari-inspired buttons further down, one labelled with a steering wheel icon and the other Super Sport lettering.
There’s a set of flappy paddles behind the steering wheel, which we think are for regenerative braking and driving mode control.
Earlier images, both official and leaked, showed the Cyberster with a yoke. It’s unclear if this type of steering input has been abandoned, or if it’ll be available as an option.
Leather, or faux leather, dominates the Cyberster’s dashboard and door trims. The seats feature leather-like material for the bolsters and headrests, and a suede-like material for the seating area.
Aside from occasional metallic finishes and black pieces, this vehicle’s interior is entirely a dark shade of red. It’s likely MG will offer other colourways to buyers.
A Bose sound system will be available on the Cyberster, as the audio company’s logo appears on the car’s door-mounted speaker covers. The door cards also feature electric seat adjustment buttons.
Reports indicate the Cyberster will be priced from around ¥300,000 ($62,100) in China, and from around £55,000 ($105,900) in the UK. If this is accurate, the Cyberster will compete head-to-head with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4 across Europe.
Production drivetrain offerings have yet to be confirmed, but regulatory filings indicate the base model will have a 231kW motor driving the rear wheels, while more expensive models use a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with a 150kW motor up front and a 200kW unit at the back.
According to Car News China, two battery packs — 64kWh and 77kWh — will be available, with Chinese-cycle range ratings between 500 and 580km.
The Cyberster is 4535mm long, 1913mm wide, 1329mm tall, and has a 2690mm wheelbase. Kerb weight is between 1850kg and 1985kg, or about 700kg heavier than a base Mazda MX-5.
Sales of the Cyberster are due to commence later this year in China, and in 2024 in the UK.
“I can confirm that we will be bringing the MG Cyberster to the Australian and New Zealand market and hope to have more exciting news to share around this in due course,” said an MG Motor Australia spokesperson earlier this year.