2024 MG Cyberster revealed, $100k price likely for Australia

MG's sportscar flagship is shaping up for Oz – and it'll be wearing a six-figure price tag

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August 10: The MG Cyberster looks likely to cost around $100k when it reaches Australia

The all-new MG Cyberster will launch next year in its China home market and the United Kingdom, before making its way to Australia in late 2024 or early 2025.

Based on MG’s new electric architecture called MSP (Modular Scalable Platform), the Cyberster is all but guaranteed to become MG’s most expensive car – unless the IM LS7 does launch locally.

“That’s good that you mentioned that”, responded MG Motor Australia CEO Peter Ciao when asked if a $100k price tag is likely, before adding “that’s a good forecast” as he laughed the question off.

Ciao previously justified a more premium positioning for his marque that's currently best known for its affordable everyday cars.

“This is a premium brand, this is a very good sports brand. So [with MG], the price range, I believe, is very wide. It’s very easy to get over $100,000” said Mr Ciao.
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Our original story, below, continues unchanged

April 18: MG Cyberster unveiled, Australian debut confirmed

MG has unveiled the production version of the 2024 Cyberster Roadster, and an Australian launch is confirmed.


  • Electric roadster unveiled at Auto Shanghai
  • Australian release confirmed
  • Lambo-esque scissor doors, bigger than MX-5
  • Likely rear- or all-wheel drive with 231-400kW

Good bits

  • Proper sports proportions
  • 231kW RWD & 400kW AWD options
  • 0-100km/h under 4 seconds
  • Australian launch confirmed

Not yet confirmed

  • Driving range? 🤷‍♂️
  • Australian timing!
  • Price?! Probably $100,000+

The convertible comes as MG’s first all-new sports car since the mid-engined MG F that ran from 1995 to 2011. It's also the first MG sports car designed under Chinese ownership, and it's taken quite a different approach to the iconically lithe MG B (1962-1980).

Measuring 4535mm long, 1913mm wide and 1329mm tall, and riding on a 2690mm wheelbase, the Cyberster is comfortably larger than MGs of old – it’s also 20cm longer than a BMW Z4, and extended 60cm compared to a Mazda MX-5.

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Despite increased dimensions, the Cyberster manages to evoke classic sports car proportions with its long, low bonnet and rearward driving position. Yet its details are decidedly futuristic with LED headlights, angular LED taillights and sharp body lines.

Then there are the Cyberster’s unmissable scissor doors, which open up and out like a Lamborghini Aventador – a rather ostentatious choice, but one sure to grab attention and buyer interest.

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Inside, the cabin isn’t spartan like a Lotus Elise. The Cyberster is fitted with three digital screens: one for the digital driver’s display, another for the infotainment, and a third for the HVAC controls.

The car pictured is fitted with a conventional round steering wheel, but spy photos and the prior concept hint that a yoke-style item (as offered overseas with some Tesla models and by Lexus in the RZ) could come to fruition.

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Specifications from the Chinese government suggest the Cyberster will be offered in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. The former is likely to output 231kW, and the latter 400kW.

Kerb weights rated between 1850-1985kg are also expected, so 0-100km/h should be dispatched in less than four seconds.

Information on WLTP driving range from the battery pack is not confirmed, nor is the Cyberster’s underlying platform.

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MG Cyberster specifications

2024 MG CybersterRear-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
Kerb weight1850-1985kg
Power (estimated)231kW400kW
0-100km/h (estimated)sub-4 seconds
WLTP driving rangeTBC, expect 400km+
ReleaseSummer 2024 (Northern hemisphere)
Australian launchAustralia confirmed, timing TBC
PriceTBC, expect upwards of $100,000

When will the MG Cyberster come to Australia?

The car’s launch is scheduled for Summer 2024 in the UK and Europe – so a little more than a year away. An Australian release will follow, but exactly when is unconfirmed.

“I can confirm that we will be bringing the MG Cyberster to the Australian and New Zealand market and hope to have more exciting news to share around this in due course, ” an MG Motor Australia spokesperson told Wheels.

As for pricing, the Cyberster could be a circa-$50,000 rival for the Mazda MX-5 – but its size and powertrain setup suggests it’ll be closer to $100-150K, where it would do battle with the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster.

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