MG Motor wants to fight for market share in the compact electric car class with the MG4 and is competing against Volkswagen’s ID.3, among others. In its home country of China, the e-car has now been unveiled under the name MG Mulan.
MG4: The MG Mulan shows itself in first pictures
MG Motor belongs to the Chinese group SAIC and has now shown in its home country the first pictures of the compact e-car MG Mulan, which is likely to be launched in this country as MG4. In them, the compact hatchback presents itself sporty and modern.
As Auto, Motor und Sport reports, the Mulan/MG4 comes in at around 4.30 meters in length and is expected to rival the VW ID.3, among others. It is designed as the successor to the MG3, which has already been in production since 2011.
The compact car has a sporty look with a striking front end including eye-catching daytime running lights, air ducts and tapered LED lights. The appearance is supported by a similarly striking rear section, which is completely crossed by a light bar, which is also continued on the sides.
A bulky diffuser and a two-part roof edge spoiler support the design, while the roof section is dominated by a huge panoramic roof. Exterior mirrors and the lower section of the body are trimmed in black. The red brake calipers are also clearly visible through the large and open-design rims.
MG4 relies on Nebula platform
In purely technical terms, the MG4 relies on the Nebula electric platform from the SAIC Group. Here, rear-wheel drive and lithium-ion battery packs are installed in the vehicle floor. The technical specifications of the MG Mulan are currently not available, nor are prices or other details.
MG only reveals that acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h is to take place in under four seconds, which would be an excellent value not only for an e-car. The VW ID3. takes almost twice that time to do so.
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In Europe, the MG4 is expected to launch in the UK and find its way to Germany as well. Unveiling and market launch should take place in the fourth quarter of 2022. Prices are currently unknown, but should – presumably – be set quite low, after all, the larger MG5 Electric is already available in this country from 31,920.00 euros.