New MG 4 electric hatchback to cost from £25,995

4 Jul 2022

Pricing and specification details for the new MG 4 electric family hatchback have been revealed, with the firm's third all-electric production car starting from £25,995.

The Chinese-owned brand's new EV is due to arrive in September and is set to rival the Volkswagen ID 3 and Kia Niro EV.

The long-running brand has grown rapidly in Britain in recent years through a range of affordable vehicles, including the battery electric MG ZS and MG 5

Three trim levels will be offered at launch including SE Standard Range, SE Long Range and the Trophy Long Range topping the model line-up. 

Standard Range and Long Range are both equipped with MG’s Pilot advanced driver assistance system, automatic LED headlights, rear parking sensors, 17 inch alloy wheels and adaptive cruise control. 

Long Range SE models also get MG’s innovative new Active Grille Shutter system (AGS) which regulates air flow according to the vehicle requirements. This improves aerodynamic efficiency by up to 30%, according to MG.

The range topping MG 4 EV Trophy gets a long range battery as standard, with the car able to travel 270 miles between charges. 

Trophy models will be equipped with an upgraded MG Pilot system which includes Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. 

Inside the Trophy gets leather upholstered electric seats, sat-nav, 360 degree camera and wireless phone charging. 

The new MG 4 is a significant machine for the brand, because it is the first to use MG parent firm SAIC’s new bespoke electric Modular Scalable Platform (MSP). That architecture will be used for the next generation of electric MG models.

The MSP platform can be used for vehicles with wheelbases ranging from 2650 to 3100mm, which MG says could include hatchbacks, SUVs and sports cars. The platform has a native rear-drive set-up and a claimed 50:50 weight distribution.

The MG 4 will be 4287mm long, 1836mm wide and 1506mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2705mm. For comparison, that makes it marginally longer and wider than an ID 3.

When it launches in the UK, the MG 4 will be offered with batteries ranging from 51kWh to 64kWh in capacity. The MG 4 EV Standard range will be capable of 218 miles of range, with the Long Range SE and Trophy Models capable of 281 miles and 270 miles respectively. Except 124kW and 150kW single-motor powertrains to be offered at launch, although a 330kW twin-motor range-topped with all-wheel-drive is set to follow.

Notably, the MSP platform has been designed to allow for both over-the-air updates and future technology that could include battery swap systems – where you can switch the battery instead of waiting for it to charge. There’s no suggestion that will necessarily be offered on the MG 4 though.

The MG 4 is set to launch in the UK in September. 

The MG 4 has previously been seen in China, where it is branded the MG Mulan.


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