2024 MG Cyberster electric roadster teased with scissor doors


MG’s upcoming Cyberster electric roadster has been teased, with supercar-style scissor doors, futuristic touchscreens, and an aircraft-inspired steering ‘yoke’.

Alex Misoyannis

The upcoming 2024 MG Cyberster electric roadster will offer the doors of a Lamborghini and steering wheel of a Tesla – packaged into a concept car-inspired body.

Teased in a video published to MG’s Chinese website and social media pages, the Cyberster – due in 2023 or 2024 – will feature a dramatic set of scissor doors, much like a Lamborghini (but unlike any mass-market sports car rivals).

They’re engineered into a body matching patent images published online last month, with a sporty two-door silhouette and soft-top roof inspired by the Cyberster concept revealed last year.

The latest teasers provide a closer look at the design features seen in the patent images: the arrow-shaped LED tail-lights, ‘pod’ LED headlights, sporty alloy wheels, and trim behind the front wheels.

Also included is our first glimpse inside the cabin, where there’s a freestanding digital instrument display in front of the driver, a portrait infotainment screen akin to a McLaren, a large grab handle for the passenger (like a Hyundai i30 Sedan N), and a pair of cupholders.

Of more interest is the aircraft-inspired ‘yoke’ steering controller ahead of the driver – instead of a traditional wheel – as controversially fitted to the Tesla Model S electric sedan in the US.

It appears unlikely this will be available in Australia, as it’s unclear if a yoke-style steering device will meet Australian regulations. A traditional steering wheel is likely to be offered for markets like ours.

What the latest teasers don’t reveal are details of the Cyberster’s mechanicals – though they’re unlikely to offer the sub-three-second 0-100km/h sprint time and 800km range of the concept.

Brembo brakes will feature – at least on the front axle – the photos confirm.

The 2024 MG Cyberster will be built in right-hand drive – so an Australian launch is anticipated in 2024, as the flagship model in MG’s line-up.

“We can confirm that we are reviewing the MG Cyberster for the Australian market and currently exploring different variants and specifications,” a company spokesperson told Drive.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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