MG Motor Unveils Cyberster, Its First-Ever Electric Sportscar in India

The new MG Cyberster comes with a 580km range and accelerates from 0-100 kph in just 3.2 seconds

During an event held in Mumbai on Wednesday, MG Motor and JSW Group unveiled the Cyberster, their latest electric sports car, to the Indian market. MG Motor India, under its ‘MG 2.0’ initiative, also showcased two new EV models – MG 4 and MG 5.

MG Motor and JSW Group made important announcements during the event. MG’s Halol plant in Gujarat is gearing up to increase its annual capacity from 1 lakh to 3 lakh units. Moreover, the MD of JSW Steel, Sajjan Jindal, said that as part of the partnership, a new vehicle will hit the market every three to four months, starting from September 2024!

Cyberster's dual-motor setup will produce 535 Bhp and 725 Nm of torque. (Representative Image: MGMotor)

Cyberster: Power and Range

With a powerful dual-motor system, Cyberster can generate 535 Bhp and 725 Nm of torque. The car accelerates from 0-100 kph in a mere 3.2 seconds. Moreover, the EV sportscar has an impressive 580km range on a single charge, thanks to its 77-kWh battery pack.

The entry-level single-motor rear-wheel-drive (RWD) of Cyberster will have a 64-kWh battery pack. This variant will produce 308 Bhp and offer a range of 520 km. While the weight of the dual-motor variant is around 1,985 kg, the single-motor variant weighs about 1,850 kg.

Cyberster: Dimensions

Originally unveiled as a concept in 2021, the Cyberster premiered at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Based on a pure electric skateboard platform, the car’s dimensions are as follows: a length of 4,533 mm, a width of 1,912 mm, a height of 1,328 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,689 mm.

The rear section of Cyberster has arrow-shaped taillights, a full-width rectangular light bar, and a bold split diffuser. (Representative Image: MG Motor)

Cyberster: Exterior Design

MG’s sports car has a long and illustrious sporting history, dating back to 1924. At the front, it features a sleek nose adorned with sweptback headlamps and an intricately designed bumper featuring multiple air intakes. Adding to its aesthetics are elements like the petal-inspired alloy wheels, fabric soft-top, and scissor doors.

In the side profile, you’ll notice smooth surfacing, prominent rear haunches, and sleek side skirts. The placement of the door handles is unique, as they follow the accent line, which starts at the A-pillar and extends rearward. Furthermore, the rear section has arrow-shaped taillights, a full-width rectangular light bar, and a bold split diffuser.

Cyberster has a flat-bottomed steering wheel and three digital screens. (Representative Image: MG Motor)

Cyberster: Interior and Features

The interior of the Cyberster has a flat-bottomed steering wheel equipped with several buttons. Also, there are three digital screens providing infotainment and driving data. The center console includes a grab handle that divides the driver and passenger sides. Moreover, the luxurious dashboard and instrument panel draw inspiration from modern gaming aesthetics.

Cyberster: Price and Competitors

The starting price of Cyberster in China is $44,300. Moreover, the company recently launched the Red Top Edition, which will cost around $50,900.

However, the company will position the Cyberster as an “affordable” sports car with an expected starting price of around Rs 55-60 lakhs. The electric sportscar will rival the KIA EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and the recently launched BYD Seal.