There are increasing numbers of new electric cars being announced, but we still need more EVs at the affordable end of the price spectrum. MG believes that it has a solution to this issue with the all-new MG4 EV hatchback, which will be priced from £25,995 for the SE Standard Range, £28,495 for the SE Long Range, and £31,495 for the Trophy Long Range.
The MG4 EV Standard Range features a 51kWh battery offering a 218 mile-range and the SE Long Range and the Trophy Long Range have a 64kWh battery delivering a range of 281 miles and 270 miles respectively.
The 64kWh battery is also capable of charging at up to 135kW, resulting in a charge time of 35 minutes from 10% - 80% using a 150kW DC rapid charger.
The MG4 EV is based on an all-new platform designed purely for electric cars, and in a significant departure for the brand, the MG4 will be rear-wheel drive rather than front-wheel drive. It also features a 50:50 weight distribution and a new, slimmer battery, at just 110mm in height, which helps to achieve a low centre of gravity.
All MG4 EV trim levels have a 10.25-inch floating infotainment screen and a 7-inch driver display with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.
The MG 4 EV in SE trim will be available with the MG Pilot advanced driver assistance system, automatic LED headlights and rear lights, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control and MG iSmart app connectivity.
Long Range SE models also include MG’s Active Grille Shutter System (AGS), which regulates air flow according to vehicle requirements. This improves aerodynamic efficiency by up to 30% and can increase EV range by as much as 10%.
The MG4 EV Trophy models are equipped with an upgraded MG Pilot system, with the inclusion of Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Also standard is a two-tone roof, rear privacy glass, twin aero rear spoiler, leather interior with electric driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, Bluetooth key, satellite navigation, 360 camera, wireless phone charging and an upgraded MG iSmart system compatible with live services.
Six colours will be available from launch; Arctic White, Holborn Blue, Black Pearl and Dynamic Red as well as two new MG colours, Camden Grey and Volcano Orange.