MG will soon launch a powerful and very quick version of its new MG4 in Australia, called the XPower. Prices will start from $59,990.
The MG4 is off to a great start in terms of sales, with the September VFACTS report showing it was the most popular model in the ‘small above $40,000’ segment. It outsold the VW Golf, Audi A3, and BMW 1 Series, with 645 units shifted.
For the new XPower variant, this will come with a 64kWh battery which is available in the mid-spec model, sending power to two electric motors (front and rear) for a combined effort of 320kW and 600Nm. The range is listed at 385km in overseas specification.
In the small and relatively lightweight MG4 body, all of that power provides a 0-100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest vehicles in its class. Only the Audi RS 3 and Mercedes-AMG A45 can reach these sorts of figures, and are priced from around $95k to $120k in the case of the AMG.
The MG4 XPower will be open for interest via the MG website from tomorrow (October 6), with prices starting from $59,990, excluding on-road costs. That undercuts pretty much all of the rivals, particularly the top-spec EV rivals that offer similar performance.
Overseas, the MG4 XPower features a black roof, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, and bespoke suspension tuning to handle all of that power, including 25 per cent stiffer springs and stiffer stabiliser bars, and sharper steering.
A set of 345mm disc brakes are also added to the front, with orange caliper covers, and the drive system incorporates a locking differential with torque-vectoring functionality. Overseas buyers are also presented with a cool Racing Green paint option, as pictured here.
It should be a cracking little package, and priced from around $60k, it’ll also be relatively affordable especially compared with some EVs. MG Motor Australia and New Zealand CEO Peter Ciao said:
“We expect it will appeal to customers looking for a true performance car with plenty of technology and space to match. The MG4 XPower EV also retains the generous safety equipment levels, as well as practical hatchback features, of the award-winning MG4 range.”