A few days ago, MG Motor caused a sensation with a comprehensive teaser for the upcoming MG4. Now more information about the “MG Mulan” follows. Reminiscent in its styling of VW’s ID.3, the compact car with electric drive is also scheduled to launch in Germany later this year.
MG Motor expands vehicle fleet
MG Motor mixed up the electric car market in a big way with the MG5. After all, it wasn’t just the first e-wagon in Germany. On top of that, the manufacturer scored points with an extremely fair value for money. After the successful debut, the company is now moving on to the next vehicle. The MG4 or MG Mulan should be interesting for people who like the size of a VW ID.3 or Honda IONIQ 5. More exciting than the size, however, are the technical specifications. So far, nothing more has been known about them.
Thus, the MG4 is to be based on the MSP platform. This corresponds to the platform of the MG Mulan, which is available on the Chinese market and in a sense represents the counterpart from the Far East. The hallmark of the MSP platform is certainly the flat design of the battery. This ensures that as much battery as possible can be accommodated in the vehicle without interfering. The MG4 is expected to have a battery with a choice of 51 kWh or 64 kWh. In the features for more range, up to 450 km should be possible according to WLTP.
More versions to follow
In addition to the two announced versions, MG Motor says it is also planning others. Among other things, an all-wheel drive version with dual engine is to be part of the game. Even if the manufacturer is very informative about the engine, other important details are still missing. For example, the charging power of the compact car.
This is especially interesting given the compact design of the batteries. After all, according to MG Motor, these measure just 11 cm in height. The revised cooling system is supposed to ensure a long service life. Consequently, the manufacturer seems to have made a good choice with the MSP platform. Since wheelbases of between 2.65 m and 3.10 m are said to be possible here, the MG4 is unlikely to be the last electric car from MG Motor to rely on the same.
Battery update possible
A decisive reason for switching to a new electric car is certainly the range that the battery makes possible. Currently, new range records are coming in monthly cycles, which sour owners of older electric cars. This is not really conducive to sustainability, for which electromobility should actually stand.
Accordingly, MG Motor wants its platform to be designed in such a way that larger batteries can be installed, at least in theory. Anything between 40 kWh and 150 kWh should be possible. That should ensure that buyers have something from their MG4 for as long as possible. On the official website of MG Motor there is more information about the manufacturer’s vehicles.