SAIC Announces 2014 Roewe-MG Cup Car Design Competition
The second SAIC Roewe-MG Cup car design competition has been launched, with the slogan “MG 90 My Style.”
This year’s competition coincides with and celebrates MG’s 90th anniversary year. SAIC is therefore asking aspiring car designers to show off their talents by designing a future sports car or GT for MG in 2025.
The concept car proposal must be no longer than 4.6 metres in length, and must also be injected with “individual, charisma, creativity MG spirit” states the brief.
The competition is open to all design-related college and university students from around the world. However, the competition will only be accepting individual participants, with team participation not allowed. The submission deadline is 10 June.
SAIC says the top 15 projects will be selected to enter the final before the competition comes to a close in August. These initial 15 winning candidates will each be asked to undertake a summer internship to further develop their individual design proposal in the form of 1:4 clay models.
Much like last year, six winners – first, second and third place as well as three individual award winners – will win (1) a one-week visit to SAIC’s UK Design Studio at MG’s historic home in Longbridge, Birmingham and (2) an internship at the SAIC Shanghai Design Center.
The first and inaugural Roewe-MG Cup design contest was launched last year in 2013, with East China Normal University student Sun Jiajun taking top place for his ‘850 Celebration’ concept.
British brand MG is was acquired by Chinese automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor in 2007.
For more details and information on how to submit your entries, visit the official competition website.
Source: SAIC Motors