The head of sales and marketing for MG UK has confirmed a roadster is part of the company's future product lineup.

The head of sales and marketing for MG UK has confirmed a roadster is part of the company's future product lineup.

Speaking to Autocar, Guy Jones said a roadster "is in the product plan, and we hope it will happen, but before we do that we need a range of mainstream, volume-selling products." He added "A new sports car would be iconic and it is something we would like to do, but only when the time is right.”

The roadster is at least five years off as MG is reportedly focused on launching two crossovers. The first was recently previewed by the CS concept, while the second is rumored to be a production version of the Icon concept.

Jones said several employees have been pushing to get the roadster into production as soon as possible but executives felt it would have confirmed "MG’s reputation as a maker of small, niche, affordable sports cars and that’s not where the brand is heading."

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