MG to launch a new TF in 2010
SAIC is determined to become a major player on the European market thanks to the MG and Roewe labels. After the promising 550 saloon unveiled at the recent Beijing Motor Show, the Chinese carmaker plans to launch an all-new MG TF according to Auto Express.
Expected in 2010, the future roadster, presented as the roadster of the next decade by the magazine, will also be available as a coupé. it will take its styling cues from the MG SV and X80 models. Despite sharing its underpinnings with the Roewe 550, the future model will be a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Two petrol engines will be available, a turbocharged 1.8-litre unit and a 2.5-litre V6 unit, both from former Rover.
Without a doubt, the future roadster/coupé will be sold at a competitive price, competing with the Mazda MX-5. a bit larger than the Japanese roadster, the next TF will also try to compete with the more expensive Alfa Romeo Spider and the Audi TT.
Posted by: Jack Donelan | Aug 25, 2009 2:12:21 AM
Bigger than a Miata ?How disappointing.I liked it way back when a driver looked almost too big for the roadster.Please downsize to the original MG MIDGET specs.The only reason I see larger size is more money.Unfortunately less FUN