MG's electric roadster Cyberster is not far from being available in China after the model made its debut at the Shanghai auto show two years ago.
The arrival of the electric vehicle (EV) era has led to many models that feel fresh in China, and an electric roadster from MG is the latest one.
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released the latest batch of models that will soon be allowed to be sold in a catalog for public comment on April 11, and MG's Cyberster was included.
Entry into the catalog is the last major regulatory process for a model to be allowed to be sold in China. The public can submit feedback between April 12 and April 18.
MG has filed three versions for the Cyberster, including two single-motor versions as well as a dual-motor version.
The MG Cyberster is a two-seater with a length of 4,535 mm, a width of 1,913 mm, a height of 1,329 mm and a wheelbase of 2,690 mm.
Both single-motor versions are equipped with rear-mounted permanent magnet synchronous motors, the lower version with 231 kW peak power and the other with 250 kW peak power, both supporting a top speed of 193 km/h.
The dual-motor version is equipped with two permanent magnet synchronous motors with peak power of 150 kW and 250 kW, respectively, and supports a top speed of 200 km/h.
The MG Cyberster is powered by ternary lithium-ion batteries from a joint venture between SAIC and CATL.
It is worth noting that the MG Cyberster was first unveiled two years ago on the first day of the Shanghai auto show -- April 19, 2021 -- based on the MG cyber cube platform.
MG conducted a crowdfunding campaign for the roadster at the time, and then confirmed that the model would be mass-produced after the crowdfunding amount reached RMB 50 million.
The official release date and price information for the model are currently unknown.
MG, short for Morris Garages, is a vehicle brand owned by Shanghai-based SAIC Motor Corporation.