MG TO REINVENT SPORTS CAR
British engineers and designers searching for "new breed" of sports car. Help them find it
“There's a definite understanding from our Chinese owners what [a sports car] will do for our brand," David Lindley told us.
“The traditional sports car industry is shrinking and shrinking," said Lindley. He also pointed out that China doesn't buy sports cars, a problem when right now the majority of MG sales are over there, although it has big plans for European expansion.
“We want to create something that's seen as the next breed of sports car," Lindley told us.
The last attempt to reinvent an MG sports car didn't go down too well, despite the audacious styling job Peter Stevens did on the 4.6-litre SV. Okay so these guys are somewhat better funded than MG Rover, being the eighth largest car maker in the world and all, but they're not about to pour money into a project that will appeal only to the select few.
So over to you PHers, MG is looking at what'll be the next big thing in sports cars. We don't want them thinking a 'sporty' SUV will do the job, so which direction do you think they should be taking?