MG Motor, which is owned by SAIC, has created the MG Mulan, a new electric car that, despite being priced less expensively than the MG ZS EV, is more sophisticated and luxurious. In Q4 2022, the company intends to introduce the new electric hatchback as the MG4 Electric in Europe (October-December 2022).
One of four new MG EVs in the “Cyber” series is the MG4 Electric. The MG Cyberster sports car, the Cyber S SUV (codename: MG IP42), and the MG CyberX SUV will be the additional vehicles (codename: MG AS34). Here is all we know so far about the MG electric little car, the tiny five-door hatchback known as the MG4 Electric will initially be offered in 51kWh and 64kWh capacities, with a range of up to 350 and 450 kilometers (WLTP), respectively.
Exterior of MG4 EV
An electric hatchback with an edgy design is the MG4 Electric. According to SAIC, it is the first MG vehicle to have truly global appeal, and both Chinese and foreign consumers will find it appealing. A shark-like nose section, petal-shaped, three-eyed headlights, a muscular bumper with vertical side air intakes, a split lower air intake, and a lip spoiler are all present on the MG4’s front end.
With a rising beltline, angular creases on the door panels and shoulders, orange brake calipers, and two-tone black and silver alloy wheels with an aerodynamic design typical of EVs, the MG4 Electric has a sporty aspect from the sides. On the quarter panel, above the left wheel arch, is the charging port.
The SAIC Vision LED Lighting System, a huge, nearly full-width tail light, a clean bumper, a split rear spoiler, and a sizable skid plate are all present on the MG4 Electric’s back end. The only thing that distinguishes it from a crossover is the low ride height.
Interior of MG4 EV
The interior of the MG4 is simple yet modern, with a floating center console containing the drive mode selection and electric parking brake, a sleek dashboard with thin AC vents, a small two-spoke steering wheel with flattened top and bottom, and light white and gray two-tone upholstery. The dashboard is home to a small display known as the instrument cluster. The center of the dashboard is where the touchscreen infotainment display is located. Similar to the Volkswagen ID.3 and Megane E-Tech, the MG4’s interior exudes a minimalist aesthetic and is visually appealing.
Five people can be accommodated in the luxurious and roomy interior, which has less total weight and a 50:50 weight distribution for improved handling and quicker cornering.
Performance and Range of MG4 EV
Two RWD models of the MG4 will be offered: one with a motor producing 125 kW (168 hp) and a battery pack of 51 kWh, and the other with a motor producing 150 kW (201 hp) and a battery pack of 64 kWh. A 350 km (217 miles) range will be provided by the 51 kWh battery pack, while a 450 km range will be provided by the 64 kWh battery pack (280 miles).
The MG4 Electric has a top speed of 160 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in less than 8 seconds (99 mph). There will soon be an AWD model with a separate motor driving the front wheels. It might be a performance-oriented model with a sprint time from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) of less than 4 seconds.
Charging of MG4 EV
The 800-volt charging technology is also supported by the MSP platform. With just five minutes of charging, models with 800-volt charging technology can reach a range of 200 km (124 miles), and 80 percent charge can be reached in about 15 minutes. The range of the models with standard 400-volt charging technology is 100 km (62 miles) after five minutes of charging and 80 percent charge takes 30 minutes. According to the Autohome study, devices built on the Nebula platform (MSP) will also be capable of bidirectional charging.
With its recumbent cell arrangement, the One Pack battery technology enables an industry-leading 110 mm minimum battery height. The battery measures 1,690 mm in length and 1,300 mm in width. The MG4 Electric is one of SAIC’s most technologically advanced EVs to date because to the adoption of the innovative cell-to-pack, or CTP, technology. It is feasible to create battery packs with energy storage capacities ranging from 40 kWh to 150 kWh using the One Pack battery system. Additionally, battery changing is feasible, enabling SAIC to market MSP-based EVs with BaaS. (Battery as a Service).
Price of MG4 EV
Expect the base pricing of the MG4 Electric in Europe to be well below EUR 30,000 since it sits between the MG3 and MG5 EV. The new electric hatchback may surpass all other MG models in European markets. According to an Autocar report, Guy Pigounakis, Commercial Director for MG Motor UK, believes that the MG4 Electric will outperform the ZS EV “on a pound/mile” basis. Compared to the MG ZS EV, which uses 17.3 kWh/100 km (WLTP) for the standard-range model and 17.8 kWh/100 km (WLTP) for the long-range model, it will be less expensive to operate. The debut could occur in Q3 2022 on the domestic market, and MG has stated the starting price won’t exceed CNY 200,000. (USD 29,870).
MG had a fantastic year in 2021 in Europe, where the brand is still developing. 52,546 vehicles were sold by the corporation last year across the continent. MG increased its sales in the area compared to 2020, despite the fact that it may only be a small, five-digit sales figure. With 30,600 units of overall sales in 2021, the UK was its largest market there. The expansion of sales and service locations from 150 to 400 points was another noteworthy accomplishment for MG in 2021. The new MG4 will certainly add a feather to its cap .