Australia’s first, below $40,000 electric vehicle is here!

There are various Electric Vehicle (EV) options in Australia, with the Tesla Model Y seems to be gaining popularity among car owners. For many, EV still feels like a luxurious car and there aren’t many who want to spend extras to own an EV. Until now.

Presenting the MG4 EV, a groundbreaking all-electric hatchback that promises eco-friendly driving at an affordable cost, without any compromise on performance.

The MG4 lineup is designed to cater to different needs, with the entry-level MG4 Excite 51 starting at just $38,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs. For those seeking more power and range, the 64kWh Excite comes at $44,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs, while the 64kWh Essence and 77kWh Essence are priced at $47,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs and $55,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs respectively.

CEO of MG Motor Australia and New Zealand, Peter Ciao, emphasised, “The MG4 is a new standard for electric vehicles in Australia. MG has brought together a brilliant mix of affordability, range and quality for Australian drivers.”

Ciao added, ““Our MG4 is backed with a 7-year warranty and has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating, ahead of local deliveries beginning this month.”

Praised by UK experts for its remarkable features, practicality, and dynamic handling, the MG4 is set to make a splash in the local market as the most competitively priced EV available at $38,990 (AUD) plus on-road costs.

Key features of the MG4 range include:

  • 5 Driving Modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow, Custom)
  • 4 Regenerative Braking Modes (1, 2, 3, A)
  • One Pedal Mode
  • 10.25″ Multi-function color touch screen with Apple CarPlay & Android AUTO support
  • MG Pilot Driver Safety Technology
  • Vehicle To Load Functionality (V2L)
  • i-SMART connectivity
  • Reverse Camera
  • 17″ alloy wheels with two-tone aero covers

The MG4 EV represents MG’s maiden fully-electric hatchback, embodying space optimisation, advanced technology, affordability, and superior driving experience. The vehicle is underpinned by the innovative Modular Scalable Platform (MSP), ensuring a 50:50 weight distribution, rear-wheel drive, and cutting-edge thin battery technology.

Four variants are available for purchase – the MG4 51kWh Excite, MG4 64kWh Excite, MG4 64kWh Essence, and MG4 77kWh Essence (Long Range).

With battery capacities ranging from 51kWh to 77kWh, the MG4 EV range offers impressive mileage, with the 77kWh Essence Long Range achieving up to 530km on the WLTP cycle, the 64kWh Excite at 450km (WLTP), 64kWh Essence at 435km (WLTP), and 51kWh at 350km (WLTP).

An exceptional selling point is the 64kWh battery’s fast recharging capability of up to 140kW, allowing for a mere 26-minute charge time from 10% to 80% using a 150kW DC rapid charger. The MG4 EV aims to achieve zero-emissions driving for a wider Australian audience, presenting a cost-effective, viable alternative to traditional petrol, diesel, and hybrid vehicles.

Moreover, the MG4 EV retains MG’s signature 7-year unlimited kilometer warranty, solidifying its position as one of the longest transferable warranties in the country.

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