MG4 revealed as ID.3 competitor with 450 km range and 2022 European launch date
MG has revealed the MG4 Electric; the same model was unveiled as the MG Mulan in China earlier in the month. The all-electric hatchback is based on the Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) architecture, developed by the parent company SAIC Motor. The platform has been designed to make it easy to scale both performance and range.
In the MG4, a thin 110 mm (~4.3-in) high battery is available in 51 kWh or 64 kWh capacities, with a maximum range of 350 km (~217 miles) and 450 km (~280 miles), respectively. With the larger battery, the motor delivers a 150 kW output or 201 hp; the smaller battery provides 125 kW power or 168 hp. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (~62 mph) in under eight seconds and has a top speed of 160 kph (~99 mph).
The rear-wheel-drive electric car has a 50:50 balanced weight distribution for improved handling and fast cornering. The five-door model is similar in size to the Volkswagen ID.3, measuring 4,287 x 1,836 x 1,504 mm (~168.8 x 72.3 x 59.2-in).
MG stated that it was in the final stages of checking the MG4, with a 120,000 km (~74,565 mile) endurance test. The EV is expected to launch in Europe in Q4 2022; it is currently unclear how much it will cost and whether or when it will be available in other markets.