• Apr 20, 2010
Inside Line has a rendering of that still-in-the-works successor to the MG TF. It isn't exactly a shock, as it looks much like a slightly evolved version of the current and soon-to-be-dead MG TF. The real revolution will be what the body rests on and what powers it – Chinese owner SAIC is reportedly still playing around with platform possibilities, but it doesn't look like the company is any closer than before to finding a partner for that aspect of the project.
The roadster's motivation will be thanks to an engine in front turning the wheels in back, just as God intended. Powerplant options are said to be a small General Motors diesel, a conventional V6 and an in-house hybrid. The natural question posed is: where is the four-cylinder? Who knows, maybe SAIC plans to skip that step and pwn the Mazda MX-5 Miata with its revelatory handling chops. No matter which they choose, if the body in the illustration can be trusted, it will be handsome enough to make the attempt. No hurries on a decision – we still have three years before it goes into production, and we've heard promises of MG's revival in the States before, so we're not holding our breath.

[Source: Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks nice and very MG. Diesel and RWD. Consider my interest piqued.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your god invented cars?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Living in England and having a number of mechanic friends, I can confidently say that even modern MGs are wildly unreliable by current standards. I'm not sure Americans can tolerate unreliable cars with an unfavorable exchange rate regardless of how charming they used to be.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're English? Which school taught you American English?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wiggy ... unlike you, I quite honestly don't care!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Wiggy ...get out of your trailer and stop being so intimidated.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Your attention please: Mr. Malcolm Bricklin, please call the operator. Thank you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think if they advertise it as a roadster designed by the original MG design team, and tuned by Lotus, it could be success in some markets.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like the facelifted Elise. Which isn't a bad thing
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad SAIC didn't pick up the Solstice/Sky tooling.
      Considering that rendering, maybe they did?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have to agree with you, it would also make sense seeing how they said that they are using a GM small diesel. Should be interesting but if its 3 years out still hardly worth even pondering.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That actually sounds like a possible idea. GM and SAIC already collaborate on many projects and it would be nice for the Soltice/Sky platform not to completely go to waste. Plus GM would obviously make some money on a sale of it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty nice--wish they'd lose the old MG ladder grille, though. Looks a bit clunky on such an otherwise slick design.
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