The first examples of the MG Cyberster electric convertible have arrived in Australia, after being spotted on local roads ahead of a showroom debut later this year.

An image uploaded to Facebook group Car Spotters Australia (above) shows a red MG Cyberster in Mascot, near Sydney’s airport.

According to a translation of the text on its rear bumper, this is an engineering development vehicle – though it is still right-hand drive, rather than a left-hook version from its home market of China.

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More photos sent CarExpert readers Tyler (above) and Jon (below) appear to show the same Cyberster in different parts of Sydney, suggesting MG’s testing is branching out across the city.

MG is yet to confirm Australian pricing and specifications for the Cyberster, which is available in three variants in China.

The range is opened with a single, rear-mounted electric motor grade, producing 231kW of power and 475Nm of torque, mated to a 64kWh battery with 19-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Mid-range variants pack a larger 77kWh battery and 20-inch wheels, while the flagship model is a dual-motor, all-wheel drive – increasing outputs to 400kW and 725Nm, which MG claims results in a 0-100km/h time of 3.2 seconds.

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Safety equipment such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are only available on the two more expensive variants.

It’s likely the pair of 77kWh battery-equipped Cybersters will be the only ones sold in Australia, as autonomous emergency braking will become mandatory in all new cars sold locally from March 2025.

Previous speculation has suggested the MG Cyberster will cost up to $120,000 when it arrives in Australia, though this is yet to be officially confirmed.

Australian deliveries of the MG Cyberster are due to begin in the second half of 2024 (July to December inclusive).

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