As part of the celebrations for its 90th anniversary, and as a study of European appetites for small electric vehicles, MG has unveiled the Dynamo (click the photo above to enlarge). We didn't get detailed battery specs, but the little hatch is less than 12 feet long, weighs 2,376 pounds and gets up with 70 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. It has an 80-kilometer range when topped up, but rapid charging can restore 80 percent of its juice in just 30 minutes.

You can get a glimpse of the Dynamo and other current and future MG wares at the London headquarters of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) from April 16-28. The press release below has a little more info on the concept car, MG's banner quarter of UK sales and the MG90 event coming up at the Silverstone circuit in June. Wondering if and when an electric MG might reach production? So are we. MG's certainly not hinting, but at least we know the thought is in their minds...
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MG CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY WITH GLOBAL CONCEPT EV DEBUT

- MG displays current and future technology at SMMT London headquarters 16-28 April
- Global debut of the Dynamo concept electric vehicle
- Display co-insides with Beijing Motorshow where MG will be celebrating the marque's 90th year
- SMMT recently announced MG as the fastest growing automotive brand in the UK for 2014
- MG90 celebration event at Silverstone on the 21- 22 June 2014


Longbridge, UK, 16 April 2014 – MG celebrates the marque's 90th anniversary year and looks forward to the next 90 years, with a display of current and future technology in central London today, including the global debut of MG's concept electric vehicle.

The display, to be shown at SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, features current UK production models; MG6 and MG3, and the world's first static preview of the small and fully electric MG. The Dynamo concept electric vehicle encompasses the latest in design and engineering technology from the iconic Longbridge based manufacturer.

The Dynamo concept EV has been developed in order to fully understand European market demand for a small, electric MG. The concept vehicle is the latest MG to be created at SAIC Motor's state of the art European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC), located with MG Motor UK, at the Longbridge site in Birmingham. SMTC and MG are both owned by parent company, SAIC Motor; the largest automotive company in China, currently ranked 103rd in the Fortune 500.

The MG6 boasts an impressive equipment list as standard on all models, with class leading interior and boot space, and MG driving dynamics available in both a sporty GT Fastback and GT Magnette saloon body styles, and both petrol and diesel variants. The MG6 range starts from just £15,455 and includes the new 350 Nm, 150 PS, six speed stop-start diesel engine, which emits only 129g/Km of CO2; making the MG6 diesel variant road tax exempt for the first year, and costing only £110 a year to tax thereafter.

Launched in September 2013, the MG3 supermini is fun to buy, fun to drive and fun to own with over one million personalisation options, class leading chassis and driving dynamics, and exceptional value for money aftercare packages. The successful superminiis priced from only £8,399 to £9,999, or on PCP from only £99 a month or from zero deposits. The MG3 benefits from an ultra low 4E insurance group, strong residuals of up to 61 per cent, class leading interior and boot space, and high levels of equipment on all specifications as standard, as well as complete peace of mind with the three years fixed servicing package MG CARE3, the ultimate in carefree ownership.

The MG90 event, to be held at the Silverstone circuit 21-22 June 2014, is the culmination of the iconic marque's 90th anniversary plans. The major event will feature historic MG vehicles alongside current production models and a preview of technology that will take the marque forward into the next 90 years. MG90 is set to be not only a great family day out but also a highlight of any enthusiast's diary, celebrating all things MG past, present and prototype.

Figures announced by the SMMT at the beginning of the month, show MG as the fastest growing manufacturer in the UK, for both March and 2014 year to date. As the perfect celebration for the marque's 90th anniversary year, MG Motor UK has recorded the best ever Q1 sales performance, as year to date sales increase by 574 per cent. The success of the iconic British brand is due to the launch of the MG3 supermini, introduction of a high-tech diesel engine in MG6 and rapidly expanding dealer network in the UK.


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      EVnerdGene
      • 8 Months Ago
      You guys are all confused. This one should be on AutoBlogGreen, and DIEsels should be on AutoBlogChoke.
      GOSCH
      • 8 Months Ago
      Hey! Nissan wants you to stop copying Nissan Leaf's front end!
      KaBoomBOX
      • 8 Months Ago
      Illegitimate love child of a Chevy Spark and a Nissan Leaf?
      SublimeKnight
      • 8 Months Ago
      50 miles of range... that's not a celebration, that's a funeral.
      thecommentator2013
      • 8 Months Ago
      Nissan MicroLEAF =D
      IBx27
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is what happens when the reds buy a brand.
      Aaron
      • 8 Months Ago
      Of all cars they could steal the front end from, why the LEAF?
      Sean Victorine
      • 8 Months Ago
      Nissan Leaf, is that you?
        offib
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sean Victorine
        No, it's the Roewe E50. Also, if anyone was wondering, its range is 180km, not 80km which would be worrying for a car with an 18 kWh battery capacity.
          Joeviocoe
          • 8 Months Ago
          @offib
          80km = 50 miles. Which is 65% of the Leaf's range. 18 kwh is 75% of the Leaf's battery. 80 km is right.... 180 km would not be possible on any real standard drive cycle.
          Joeviocoe
          • 8 Months Ago
          @offib
          --" Ideally, that is, when driving at a constant speed of 60km/h, we are told, the E50 can cover up to 180km on one charge. In the real world, we expect it to reach about 110km." Which is why I stand by my comment of, "180 km would not be possible on any real standard drive cycle" 110 miles (180km) when unrealistically hypermiling at a constant flat speed of 37 mph (60km/h).... and 68 miles (110km) is estimated on some very lenient Chinese drive cycle. If this car is put on an official EPA 5-cycle test... "I" would expect ~80% of the Leafs range with 75% of the Leaf's battery (slightly better due to lower weight). .. which means about 60 miles range. Keep in mind that automakers who intend to sell in the US, often design their EVs to meet 100 miles minimum on the old LA-4 (UDDS) cycle... in order to get some ZEV credits. I don't think this vehicle will ever be produced for the US market with an 18kwh pack.
          DarylMc
          • 8 Months Ago
          @offib
          Hi Joeviocoe VW is claiming 90 miles for the E-UP with 18kwh battery. But then again I didn't see anything to say this has 18kwh. As offib says, it does look very much like this vehicle. http://chinaautoweb.com/2012/11/all-electric-saic-roewe-e50-hits-the-market-at-us37589/
      Car Reviewer
      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks pretty cool. As long as its fun to drive then it will be worthy of its MG badge.
      CoolWaters
      • 8 Months Ago
      Do you have the right picture? An MG is usually a 2 seat sports car, and YES it should be electric and FUN.
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