Electric MG E-motion coupe set for 2021 launch

MG E-motion concept due to hit production, following its debut at Shanghai Motor Show in 2017

The MG E-motion - an electric coupe concept first revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2017 - is set to spawn a production car in 2021, bosses have confirmed.

The original concept had a range of 310 miles and could do 0-62mph in less than four seconds, thanks to a twin-motor set-up delivering four-wheel drive.

The production version could return up to 250 miles of range on the official WLTP efficiency cycle, and MG plans to launch the E-motion as its flagship vehicle in two years’ time.

“The E-motion is coming,” said MG UK’s head of product and planning Matthew Stevens, speaking to DrivingElectric’s sister title Auto Express. “That car is real and it’s a couple of years away.

“We think it is in almost a unique segment, especially in Western Europe, because there’s no other car doing what it does in that class. It’ll be a real statement of intent; a ‘halo’ car.”

The MG E-motion is set to use a modular electric-vehicle platform designed by Chinese firm SAIC, its parent company.

However, the scissor doors and curved glass roof that featured on the concept are unlikely to survive the transition to production.

“The E-motion has some incredible tech,” added Daniel Gregorious, MG’s sales and marketing boss. “It taps into our heritage as a sports car manufacturer.”

Earlier this week, MG announced that its first electric car - the ZS EV - would go on sale in September with a launch price of £21,495.