Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MG TF roadster out of production

After 15 years of drop top history, the MG TF - a mid-engined, rear wheel drive roadster car - will be discontinued in order to make room for the future MG6 and MG3 supermini. MG even announced that the final units have already been sent to dealers, although that seems to be debatable.

"There?s a discussion as to whether that was the last batch," said a spokesman for MG, referring to the production run of 155 cars earlier this year. "It?s always been on the cards. We can?t say for sure, but it?s largely driven by market forces."

In its place, MG will start producing an MG6 sedan and a MG3 based on the Zero concept. The supermini will be offered with 1.3 and 1.5-liter engines.

The MG TF may have one foot in the grave, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead yet. In fact, the roadster has seen its end before in 2005, only to be brought back two years later. This next resuscitation may take a little longer because MG will only consider bringing back the cabrio after the "brand is re-established," but it will still come. Previous rumors suggested that a new TF would be ready for the 2014 model year.

gallery: 2002 MG TF

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MG TF roadster out of production originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 11:00 EST.

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