MG Cyberster Visits Qatar as MG Motor Celebrates 100th Year
Auto Class Cars and MG Qatar presented the highly anticipated Cyberster model in its first appearance in Qatar and the Middle East, as it journeys across the region as part of a unique transcontinental driving tour to celebrate the brand’s centenary.
The event took place at MG Qatar’s showroom in Lusail graced by Frank Zauner, General Manager, Auto Class Cars, Ahmad Firoozi, Marketing Manager at Auto Class Cars, and esteemed members of media. The event hosted the Turner Twins, who are driving the car in their dedicated journey to the Middle East including Qatar.
‘Auto Class Cars is honoured to host this special event to commemorate the MG 100th anniversary and welcome the amazing Turner Twins in Qatar. This is part of its ongoing commitment to the environment and contribute to Qatar National Vision 2030 through supporting its environmental pillar. It is also in line with our expansion strategy to present the latest new models of MG to Qatar, and meet the new demands of our community,’ Auto Class Cars GM Frank Zauner shared.
The Cyberster takes inspiration from the British-born brand’s renowned classic MGB model and features the latest automotive technology and electrifying innovation. The car’s visit to Qatar and the region as part of this landmark activation underscores MG’s unwavering dedication to the Middle East.
The Cyberster sports car’s tour is a significant initiative marking MG’s Centenary celebrations. It pays homage to MG’s illustrious heritage and origins stretching back 100 years, during which time the brand has cultivated a reputation for automotive excellence and innovation.
The MG Cyberster is the brand’s flagship 2-door fully electric sports car, representing an exquisite combination of futuristic design and exhilarating performance. Its captivating aesthetics – envisioned by a joint collaboration between the company’s London-based design studio and SAIC Design Centre Shanghai. The Cyberster comes with a distinctive low nose and curvaceous rear haunches, as well as striking scissor doors and a Kammback tail. In terms of power and performance, MG Cyberster is available with a single-motor model with 64 kWh battery capacity or a dual-motor model with a battery capacity of 77 kWh. The most powerful variant can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h within 3.2 seconds.
Driven by the Turner Twins, the MG Cyberster commenced its journey from London’s Westminster Bridge, UK to Shanghai, China, in September 2023. The British twin Ross and Hugo, are professional adventurers and having rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and traversed Greenland’s Ice Cap, they are looking to add another feather to their cap with this unique journey.
Ross Turner expressed that their mission involves exploring the world with purpose and innovation. ‘Our visit in the Cyberster to various countries in the Middle East is a thrilling chapter in the story of this 10,000-mile global road trip. We’re excited to share this experience with communities and enthusiasts, helping to foster a new era of electrifying exploration. The twins’ mission is to help people learn about MG’s world through new technology and purposeful expeditions.’
The Cyberster will be touring the Middle East until 19 February, delving into the cultural splendour of all the Gulf countries along the way. In addition to Qatar, the road trip itinerary will include special stopovers at local landmarks in major cities in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Jeddah), Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), and Oman.
Tom Lee, Managing Director of MG Motor’s Middle East operations, stated that the MG Cyberster’s journey across the Middle East will serve as a demonstration of the region’s preparedness for electric vehicles. ‘This journey will also stand as a milestone as the MG brand pays respect to its 100 year anniversary while highlighting the vintage-inspired Cyberster’s capabilities to communities and enthusiasts across the region.’
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The Middle East holds a pivotal place in MG’s global activation strategy, and the arrival of the MG Cyberster signifies the brand’s resolute commitment to introducing avant-garde electric mobility solutions to diverse markets worldwide. With the MG Cyberster leading the charge, the brand, which is revered for its rich heritage of innovation and 2-door sportscars, envisions the cultivation of a global community, a world where electrifying technology converges with environmental responsibility.
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