Sure, sure, an electrical hatch with SUV overtones – what has PH come to and so forth. However the MG4 is a bit more vital than one more VW ID.3 clone (for those who’re seeing a likeness to the Cupra Born right here, then welcome to the membership), as a result of it’s believed that this automotive’s new MSP platform would be the foundation of the MG Cyberster sports activities automotive. And that’s quite extra fascinating.
For now, MG merely says that the Modular Scalable Platform used right here will ‘characteristic throughout a variety of forthcoming automobiles’, so should deal with this one quite than speculate any extra for now. That mentioned, MG has confirmed a 50:50 weight distribution for the 4, plus rear-wheel drive and a low centre of gravity, which is an auspicious begin for trip and dealing with. Moreover, each the 51kWh and 64kWh batteries provided measure simply 110mm in peak. MG reckons which means inside area remains to be sturdy, and hopefully factors to a battery that doesn’t weigh a tonne, both.
We don’t have that specification simply but, although MG has confirmed the 4 vary will begin from £25,995 for the 218-mile SE Normal Vary. Which is £10k lower than an ID.3, although it needs to be mentioned that solely will get you 170hp within the MG, quite than 204hp within the VW. SE spec might be upgraded to the Lengthy Vary battery (64 kWh/204hp) from £28,495, which boosts vary to 281 miles and consists of MG’s Lively Grille Shutter System (AGS), which may improve the EV vary, they are saying, by as a lot as 10 per cent.
Then there’s the MG4 EV Trophy, which isn’t a spec stage we ever anticipated to make use of for an MG once more (however apparently does exist already on the ZS SUV). It has the long-range battery however a 270-mile vary, due to further equipment, which features a heated steering wheel and entrance chairs, electrical driver’s seat, a Bluetooth key and a bunch of lively security equipment. Sadly, it isn’t obtainable in yellow just like the previous MG F Trophy, however patrons will likely be provided Volcano Orange, Camden Gray, Dynamic Crimson, Black Pearl, Holborn Blue and Arctic White.
Man Pigounakis, Business Director at MG Motor UK, mentioned: “We consider our new MG4 EV will likely be an attractive proposition for purchasers in search of an reasonably priced electrical automotive with out compromise. The potential of the progressive Modular Scalable Platform is appreciable and is about to ship some thrilling new MGs over the approaching years.” Simply speak concerning the Cyberster already, Man! The 4 EV launches in September; given the recognition of MG’s present line up, don’t be stunned to see fairly just a few on the highway quickly after.