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MG Cyberster interior revealed with toned-down design


MG Cyberster interior revealed with toned-down design

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Cabin in MG Cyberster has been fully revealed in China ahead of its entry into production, and the start of sales.

Although the interior of the Cyberster production can be seen in earlier press photos, Autohome has published what it claims are the first official photos detailing the interior of the production electric roadster.

Just like the exterior, the production cabin is slightly toned down from the 2021 concept car. It’s also more traditional than the interior that has been shown so far in the UK in the “pre-production” version of the Cyberster.

Key changes from the previous iteration include a wider, more usable center tunnel area, which now includes cup holders and a comfortable armrest.

A grab handle for the passenger dominates the center of the dashboard, which also includes a row of capacitive buttons for the climate control system, and a vertical strip of buttons and pull switches for the transmission, alongside another screen.

A trio of controls to operate the butterfly doors and folding soft top is located at the junction between the dash and the tunnel.

In front of the driver is a curved display area, which may house three separate screens. The model published overnight has a conventional steering wheel with buttons on the spokes, as well as Ferrari-inspired buttons further down, one labeled with a steering wheel icon and the other Super Sport lettering.

There’s a set of flappy paddles behind the steering wheel, which we think are for regenerative braking and drive mode control.

Previous images, both official and leaked, show the Cyberster with a yoke. It is not clear if this type of steering wheel input has been omitted or if it will be available as an option.

Leather, or faux leather, dominates the Cyberster’s dashboard and door trim. The seats feature leather-like materials for the bolsters and headrests, and suede-like materials for the seating area.

Aside from the occasional metallic finish and black pieces, the interior of this vehicle is entirely dark red. It is possible that MG will offer other color layouts to buyers.

A Bose sound system will be available on the Cyberster, as the audio company’s logo appears on the car’s door-mounted speaker covers. There is a door card also has an electric seat adjustment button.

Reports suggest the Cyberster will be priced from around ¥300,000 ($62,100) in China, and from around £55,000 ($105,900) in the UK. If this is accurate, the Cyberster will compete directly with the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4 across Europe.

Production drivetrain offerings have yet to be confirmed, but regulatory filings show the base model to have a 231kW motor driving the rear wheels, while the more expensive model uses a dual-motor all-wheel drive system with a 150kW motor at the front and a 200kW unit at the rear.

follow China Car Newstwo battery packs — 64kWh and 77kWh — will be available, with a Chinese cycle range rating of between 500 and 580km.

The Cyberster is 4535mm long, 1913mm wide, 1329mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2690mm. Curb weight is between 1850kg and 1985kg, or about 700kg heavier than the base Mazda MX-5.

Cyberster sales will begin later this year in China, and in 2024 in the UK.

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