In February the covers came off the MG4 in Australia at FullyCharged Live and now pre-sales of the 64kWh Essence model of MG’s newest EV model are underway at $47,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs.
Fleet buyers might be waiting to see it before placing orders, however novated lease buyers planning to take advantage of the FBT Exemption for electric vehicles can secure a place in the queue.
One thing fleet buyers will also need is five star safety. The all- electric MG4 hatchback has achieved the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. As part of the rigorous testing process – which tests for child and adult occupant safety, vulnerable road user protection and vehicle safety assist functions – Euro NCAP awarded five stars to all current MG4 specifications.
The zero-emission MG4 64kWh Essence model impresses with 150kW of power, 50:50 weight distribution, a rear-wheel drive configuration and a low centre of gravity in synch with the battery design and placement. With a range of up to 435KM on a single charge, the MG4 64kWh Essence is paving the way for accessible electric driving.
As the first model to use the innovative new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP), the MG4 EV paves the way and sets a precedent for the next generation of all-electric MGs’.
The Essence model also carries innovative features including MG Pilot advanced driver assistance system, automatic LED headlights and rear lights, rear parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control and MG iSmart app connectivity.
The MG4 EV line-up will offer exceptional storage, interior and boot space within its compact exterior dimensions thanks to a stretched wheelbase of 2,705mm. Rear boot capacity is also enhanced by world class battery technology, which measures just 110mm in thickness.
The 64kWh battery is also capable of charging up to 135kW, meaning a charge time of only 60 minutes to 80% using a 50kW DC rapid charger.
The Essence model will also be equipped with MG Pilot system, with the inclusion of Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Additionally, a two-tone roof, twin aero rear spoiler, 360-degree camera, wireless phone charging and iSmart connectivity compatible with the app are all standard in the Essence.