The MG4 it is a compact electric hatchback, which will go on sale in Europe at the end of 2022. It will be available in 2 versions, the first one has a 64kWh battery and a 203 hp engine. While the other will offer a 51kWh battery and a 170 hp motor. Both versions will have an electric motor mounted on the rear axle.
On a single charge, the 51 kWh battery pack produces 125 kW (168 hp) that can perform up to 355 km. While the 66kWh, they produce 150 kW (200 hp) and can have a performance of up to 455 km. The most powerful model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds, while the smallest version
It measures 150 cm high, 430 cm long, 184 cm wide. Although it has a rear-wheel drive, the MG4 Electric promises to distribute its weight 50:50 to have a much more optimal and stable driving, that is, faster curves and better steering movements.
Your battery called OnePack only 12 cm tall, was developed by SAIC Engine and it has the characteristic of being quite thin and light. Very similar to models like the E-Tech Electric, the Cupra Born and the Renault Megane.
A slimmer battery makes the vehicle have more space inside. In addition, it will offer Baas (Battery as a Service), which is a system that allows you to replace the battery. This means that, if the owners want to update it for a higher capacity one, they can do it later to have greater autonomy.
It is expected that in the future the company will launch more versions of the electric MG4, mainly highlighting one with all-wheel drive. They have even mentioned that it will offer a voltage of 800 V with which it can be charged with much more power.
As if this were not enough, it will also have OTA, a technology that allows the car to receive wireless updates. The British firm, which is now commanded by SAIC Motors, a group of Chinese businessmen. He mentions that this EV has room for a family of 5 to be comfortable enough.
Note: Something curious is that this electric car in China is known as MG Mulan.
What can we say about its interior?
As for the interior, we can see in the center a large LCD touch screen for infotainment. Behind the steering wheel, there is a mini screen that offers only digital instruments. The center console features a button to activate the electric parking brake, as well as a knob to control the automatic gearbox. The seats have an upholstery that seems to combine plastic foam, leather and fabric.
A price below $34,000?
Price-wise, the MG4 will be the company’s cheapest electric car. For example, him MG5 It’s priced at $34,000, so it looks like this new model will be priced much lower.
This makes it compete with models like the Volkswagen ID.3 and the electric megane. The EV is currently finishing its road tests. It is intended to start its commercialization before the end of the year, so the orders will start in the month of September.
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Without a doubt, with this new EV they are trying to enter the compact market, and it is the first model that will arrive in Europe, with the MPS platform (Modular Scalable Platform).
Release date of the new MG4 Electric
As we have already mentioned, the MG4 is still in the final stages of development, and will be ready for the European market later this year and in Australia in the first half of 2023. So we will be keeping an eye on any updates.
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