MG reveals new MG4 EV electric car complete with new electric platform

    MG Motor, which saw incredible success in 2021 with its affordable range of electric cars, have released images of its all-new MG4 EV electric car ahead of its launch in September. The new model in the British brand’s range is a smaller crossover/hatchback electric vehicle (EV). While MG haven’t released lots of details, they have announced it will be built on a new electric platform. 

    This smaller hatchback/crossover size car will fit well into MG’s current electric range, which includes the MG ZS EV electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) and the MG5 EV electric estate car.

    The new model will be built on MG’s innovative new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP). This state-of-the-art battery architecture will underpin the next generation of MG models. Designed for a wide range of vehicles, the MSP can be used flexibly in models across different vehicle segments.

    This will range from smaller electric cars to larger electric SUVs and sports cars and will work with wheelbases ranging from 2,650mm to 3,100mm. MG also revealed its new integrated battery structure has a height of just 110mm. This enhances road holding and driver engagement even further.

    The new MG4 EV marks a new direction for MG Motor UK, with the company underlining an enhanced driving experience derived from a new rear-wheel-drive platform. This allows 50:50 weight distribution.

    MG4 EV

    The new MSP has been designed to maximise battery efficiency, with concerted efforts to further reduce weight and allow scalable range and performance for a wide variety of customer requirements. As a result, it offers enhanced interior space and luggage capacity. Initially, the MG4 EV will be available with battery capacities from 51kWh to 64kWh. This in turn will deliver between 218-281 miles (350-450km) range. 

    The new platform will also allow the integration of future technologies including battery swap systems, while the service-oriented architecture (SOA) will enable vehicles to receive over-the-air (OTA) updates throughout their lifecycle.

    David Allison, MG Motor UK Head of Product & Planning, said: “The MG4 EV is a key part of the next phase of growth for MG. Our new MSP architecture will enable us to offer multiple options for the rapidly expanding UK electric car market, with all choices reinforcing our reputation for outstanding design, market-leading technology, and excellent value for money.”

    MG’s innovative new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP)

    No prices have been announced yet but we expect this new model to be even more affordable than the MG ZS EV electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) and the MG5 EV Long Range electric estate which start from £27,495 and £27,945 respectively. Further details about the new MG4 EV will be released soon, including announcements on UK pricing, full specifications and official first UK viewings.

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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