For its connected compact, MG breaks the prices. The MG4 is therefore much cheaper than its direct rivals … and electric city cars.
For the MG4 Electric, MG promised a base price of less than € 30,000 this summer. We had a very psychological 29,900 euros in mind. In the end it is even less, and therefore even more aggressive than we imagined: € 28,990 (all prices here are excluding bonuses).
This attractive price corresponds to the “Standard” version, with 170 HP block and 51 kWh LFP battery (gross capacity). This configuration announces a range of 350 km. For a better range of 450 km, it is necessary to adopt the Comfort version, equipped with a 64 kWh NMC battery and 204 HP engine. The price rises to € 32,990.
Look no further, no 100% electric compact does better. The new star of the genre, the electric Mégane, starts at € 35,200! At this price we have a 130hp engine and a 40kWh battery (useful capacity) which offers a range of 300km. The 220 hp version with a 60 kWh battery, which offers a range of 450 km, starts at 40,200 euros!
A basic MG4, but not cheap
Sure, the Mégane pays more attention to its exterior, with 18-inch wheels from the base, when the less expensive MG4 has 16-inch wheels with hubcaps. But otherwise, the Chinese is very well endowed with his final entry. There’s a 10.25-inch touch screen, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, automatic air conditioning (it’s manual on the Mégane) and hands-free access as standard.
Highlight: the most expensive of the MG4 remains cheaper than the least expensive of the Mégane, since the Luxury version (435 km of autonomy) is at € 34,990. In addition to the large battery, 360 ° vision, heated front seats and steering wheel, heat pump, navigation or voice commands are standard. The Renault once again has a neat finish and a more techno presentation (10-inch instrumentation), but with similar equipment, the price difference remains significant.
MG 4 electric: range, equipment, prices
On the side of Volkswagen, we are even further away from the prices of the MG4. Currently, the ID.3 Pro Performance, with 170 HP engine and 58 kWh battery (usable), for a range of 424 km, is at € 44,990! The equipment is still generous. On the other hand, the internal presentation does not make a strong impression.
If we look at more general brands, we have the Citroën ë-C4. With it, it has 136 hp, 50 kWh battery (gross) and a range of 357 km. But the price already starts at € 36,250 in the Live base arrival, with the correct equipment (automatic climate control, electric mirrors, rear parking assistance, Safety package). The “old” Nissan Leaf is priced quite high with its 40 kWh (gross) battery offering a range of only 270km. In Acenta it costs € 35,150. However, it has the advantage of being negotiated well with the seller.
The e-208 still costs € 4,000 more
Not content with being much cheaper than other compact cars, the MG4 is also compared to city cars. If we go back to Renault, we find a Zoé equillibe 110 HP with 395 km of autonomy at… € 33,700. At € 710 less we therefore have an MG4 Comfort, more welcoming for a small family, better equipped and offering an additional 55 km of autonomy. Even though it just came off the market with its Like finish, the Peugeot e-208 still starts at € 33,000.
We therefore realize how much the MG4 can damage the electric car market. Especially because it has another advantage up its sleeve: great fast DC charging possibilities, with 117 kW in the basic version and 135 kW in the others!
To find less, you have to go down a notch. And there we have small city cars with little capacity and a more limited autonomy. At Volkswagen we find the e-Up for € 25,400, for 260 km. The Renault Twingo now starts at 24,100 euros, with 190 km of autonomy. So for € 5,000 more we have the MG4… Someone will point out that it is made in China. As well as the Dacia Spring, which does not prevent its success!
Presentation – MG 4: the electric compact that will do much harm to the competition!