MG Roadster to Return?

An MG sportscar is to remain as a future product plan for now, as the company needs to go mainstream and build an SUV first.
MG Concept 1 photo
Photo: BAIC Design
Judging that the English car maker has to launch a Nissan Qashqai rival and a Juke-styled small SUV, a sportscar is unlikely to come out for at least five years.

“We need a range of volume products before a sports car can happen,” said MG UK’s head of sales and marketing Guy Jones. “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. A new sports car would be iconic and it is something we would like to do, but only when the time is right.”

The company refused to make small, niche, affordable sportscars for the moment as they said that they “have global ambitions built around mainstream products”.

Company insiders are already referring to the Juke’s rival as a modern interpretation of what MGB stood for when it was launched. They consider it a small, fun and stylish British styled SUV that will be affordable and fun to own.

Source: Autocar
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