SAIC Motor, the current owner of MG, wants to shift the way we think about the brand by encompassing modern design cues and technological advancements into the British marque's current range of vehicles. However, the MG3 supermini and MG6 sedan don't really cut the mustard, not by a long shot. That's why the Longbridge based manufacturer will have a go at testing European market response to a small electric MG.
Similarly sized to the Volkswagen Up!, the Dynamo concept car is based on the Roewe E50 electric vehicle sold in China. Propelled by a 70 horsepower electric motor with 114 lb-ft (155 Nm) of torque available instantly, the Dynamo is capable of accelerating from 0 to 31 mph (0-50 km/h) in 5.3 seconds and has a minimum range of 50 miles, with a full charge cycle taking up to six hours.
Needless to say, these less-than-modest figures don't compare with what the VW e-Up!, Nissan Leaf or Renault Zoe have to offer. We don't know what MG is thinking, but without competitive advantage, the production version of the Dynamo EV will most certainly account as another financial flop in the struggling British marque's recent history.