After its presentation and launch in China, the new MG 4 is preparing to start its European adventure. A completely new model that presents a different design language, a more than competitive mechanical proposal, which will arrive in Europe this September with the help of a competitive modular platform capable of accommodating different configurations.
As we recall, the MG 4 is a compact 4.2 meters long, with a wheelbase of 2,705 mm. A five-door proposal that will come to crash against the great European references and that will do so with arguments such as its “Modular Scalable Platform” or MSP, which according to the company, was designed to support a variety of segments, from hatchbacks to SUVs and even sports.
For now, the MSP platform will debut with the compact MG 4, which will be available in markets where MG operates after the summer. This architecture allows models of different sizes to be launched on the market in a similar strategy to Volkswagen’s MEB, with wheelbases ranging from 2.64 to 3.10 meters long, as well as low and high suspension configurations.
This means that with the same platform, MG will be able to launch from a compact to an SUV, a sedan, and even a sports car. And it is that this base can reach a distance from the ground of just 11 centimeters. Something crucial for a high-performance model, and where the possibility of installing a motor in the rear, or two motors, one on each axle to provide total traction, will also come into play.
In exchange for this money, the MG 4 will offer customers a version with a 125 kW (270 hp) engine associated with a 51 kWh battery and 350 km WLTP, while the second alternative raises the power to 150 kW (204 hp). CV) and battery capacity up to 64 kWh, with 450 km of WLTP autonomy, although the price will also be higher.
A competitive proposal from the point of view of design, of the mechanical configuration, and that also has an interior with a modern look. A set with an attractive starting price that will undoubtedly give a lot to talk about from September with its arrival in our market.
The price of the MG 4 has not yet been announced, but it is expected that in the UK it will start at around 32,500 euros. Something that will place it significantly below its most direct rivals such as the Volkswagen ID.3, which in that market starts at 42,000 euros, and the Cupra Born, which starts at 40,300 euros.