MG has revealed pricing and specification information for the upcoming MG 4 electric hatchback ahead of its launch next month.
The Volkswagen ID 3 rival, which will be available with either 51kWh or long-range 64kWh batteries, the MG 4 will go on sale from £25,995 for entry-level models. It will be available with two specification levels of SE and Trophy.
Entry-level SE cars are powered by the smaller 51kWh battery with up to 218 miles of range. SE models come with automatic LED headlights, climate control, 17in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors as standard, as well as MG’s pilot safety system.
All cars feature a 10.25in infotainment screen and a 7in driver display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
SE cars can also be fitted with the long-range battery, which raises the model’s list price to £28,495 and boosts range to 281 miles. Long-range cars gain an active grille shutter system which MG says improves airflow and boosts aerodynamic efficiency by up to 30%, and range by 10%.
Range-topping Trophy cars start from £31,495 and are fitted with the larger 64kWh battery, with a slightly lower range of 270 miles.
They come with improved safety equipment, including blind spot detection, traffic alerts and lane change assist. Other kit includes rear privacy glass, a rear spoiler, a two-tone roof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, wireless phone charging, sat-nav, keyless entry and a 360-degree camera.
“Our first all-electric hatchback will offer unrivaled interior space and practicality, with a level of equipment usually expected from premium and performance EV manufacturers,” said Guy Pigounakis, MG’s commercial director.
“We believe our new MG4 EV will be an enticing proposition for customers seeking an affordable electric car without compromise. The potential of the innovative Modular Scalable Platform is considerable and is set to deliver some exciting new MGs over the coming years.”
The MG 4 will feature six colour options at launch: arctic white, Holborn blue, black pearl, Camden grey, volcano orange (pictured) and dynamic red.
No performance figures have been officially revealed yet, but MG says all cars will be sold with a seven-year warranty as standard.
The 64kWh battery matches the Volkswagen ID 3’s charge speed – it can charge up to 135kW, which is enough to power the battery from 10-80% in 35 minutes when using a 150kW rapid charger.