The MG4 is available in a new and even more powerful version: the new MG4 Triumph Edition.
Last June, MG unveiled its new MG4 electric compact car. A direct rival to the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric, this newcomer is distinguished by a slightly lower price, despite similar performance. But a new version has now been added to the range.
THE NEW MG4: A SPORTY VERSION
Currently, the Chinese electric compact range is composed of two versions, with 170 and 204 horsepower and associated with 51 and 65 kWh batteries, allowing it to travel 350 and 450 kilometers, respectively, according to the WLTP cycle.
But now, a brand new version has just been made official by the brand. Called MG Mulan Triumph Edition, this one is, for the moment, only designed for the Chinese market, as the website Carscoops says. According to Auto Express, this version should be marketed in the United Kingdom, and a launch in France should not be excluded.
At first glance, the differences with the classic version are quite discreet. There is no aggressive aerodynamic kit or additional air intakes on the front, which remains strictly identical to the basic version. Only the orange brake calipers and the specific 18-inch wheels distinguish this variant.
On board, a few changes have also been made, with the arrival of sport seats covered in Alcantara, a material found on the steering wheel. The compact electric car also has a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touch screen, and various equipment such as a 360-degree camera and an air purification system.
THE NEW MG4: INCREASED PERFORMANCE
For the time being, MG is not revealing all the details about its new MG4 (Mulan) Triumph Edition. Nevertheless, Carscoops says it is equipped with two electric motors developing a total of 455 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, all distributed between the four wheels. The 0 to 100 km/h is achieved in only 3.8 seconds, while the maximum speed has not been communicated.
The sporty compact car uses the 65 kWh battery of the version we know in China, allowing it to travel up to 460 kilometers according to the Chinese CLTC cycle, which is similar to the old European NEDC. The entire range would be a little less important, and we can count on a WLTP range of less than 400 km for this sporty version.
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THE NEW MG4: PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The manufacturer did not give more information about this new version. Therefore, we don’t know its price or release date on the Chinese market. For comparison, our French version starts at less than 30,000 euros, which puts it below the Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, which costs 35,200 euros in its 130 horsepower version and with a 40 kWh battery. Given MG’s positioning, we could have a nice surprise, with a compact and powerful car under the 40,000 euro mark.
It remains to be seen whether this sportier version will make it to France. This is possible as many manufacturers are entering the high-performance electric car market. Among them are the Kia EV6 GT and the future Ioniq 5 N.