MG Australia has confirmed a $38,990 starting price for its highly anticipated MG4 fully electric sedan, making it the cheapest EV on sale.
The MG4 is the Chinese company’s second fully electric model, behind the MG ZS EV, and it’s being introduced in four variant lines, initially. We say initially because there’s an ‘X-Power’ performance model “under strong consideration” for Australia as well.
Overseas, the flagship model features a 64kWh battery and generates an impressive 300kW of power via its twin-motor, AWD system. It also offers an official range of 400km, and a 0-100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds.
Until then, MG is launching the Excite 51 (51kWh), Excite (64kWh), Essence (64kWh), and Long Range (77kWh). These offer a range of 350km, 450km, 435km, and 530km, respectively, with power outputs standing at 125kW, 150kW and 150kW, and 180kW for the Long Range. The Long Range also offers a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.5 seconds.
Going for the bog-standard Excite 51 gets you a 7.0-inch digital gauge cluster and 10.25-inch touch-screen media interface, as well as MG Pilot, vehicle-to-load functionality, 17-inch alloy wheels, and DC charging at up to 88kW. The 64kWh Excite adds 140kW DC charging.
Moving up the range, the Essence gets a 360-degree parking camera, wireless phone charging, heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, an active front grille shutter, and PU leather and fabric seats, and a two-tone roof. The Long Range adds 11kW AC charging and a top speed of 180km/h.
As previously reported, the MG4 comes in as an all-new model in Australia. It jumps onto the company’s Modular Scalable Platform – the first MG to use it – promising “superb road-holding and engagement” and a 50:50 weight distribution with rear-wheel drive.
Boot space is rated at 363L or up to 1177km with the rear seats folded, and all models are covered by a 7-year/unlimited kilometre warranty. The standard MG Pilot package includes lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and something called unsteady driving warning.
The MG4 is scheduled to arrive in Australia during the second half of 2023. See below for a full model spec breakdown, including starting prices (not including on-road costs):