BIG PROMISE: MG4 comprises to be the Australia’s cheapest EV.

By ALISTAIR KENNEDY, Marque Motoring

MG Motor will be giving Australian EV buyers their first look at its new MG4 hatchback/SUV cross when it’s revealed at the Fully Charged LIVE event to held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on the weekend of 11/12 March this year.

Billed as ‘The World’s No 1 Home Energy and Electric Vehicle Show’ the Fully Charged LIVE event was first held in the UK in 2018.

Subsequent events were held in the UK and USA – the Sydney event will be first to be held in Australia.

Fully Charged, aka The Fully Charged Show, is a YouTube channel, podcast and website founded in 2010 by English writer, broadcaster and actor Robert Llewellyn, best known as playing the mechanoid Kryton in the sci-fi television comedy ‘Red Dwarf’.

Full details of MG4 Australian specifications and prices are yet to be announced but it’s expected to become the most affordable EV sold here to date.

Coinciding with the MG4 reveal will be details of a longer-range version of MG’s popular ZS EV which has been on sale since August 2020.

Peter Ciao, the CEO of MG Motor Australia said he’s excited to showcase the new MG4 and expand the ZS EV model offering with a longer range.

“The MG4 is the first MG to be based on our EV-only Modular Scalable Platform,” Mr Ciao said.

“This introduction of our EV-only platform signals our ongoing commitment to ‘Take Charge’ and intention to move toward an EV future.”

On the new ZS EV variant, Mr Ciao said MG had listened to customer feedback and had fast tracked the arrival of the long range ZS EV with a larger 72kw battery pack and 440km of range to Australia.

“This provides more peace of mind in terms of minimising range anxiety and matches our pursuit of driving,” he said.

“Our customers can take great pride and comfort knowing that their MG4 features the latest technology, world class design and quality materials resulting in a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.”