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MG returns to Malaysia with two new models – MG4 and ZS EV, from RM104k

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For those born in the 1990s or earlier, they must have heard of the MG brand. After a while, it has now returned to Malaysia under the Chinese manufacturer, SAIC Motor.

As a sign of the British brand’s return, they have introduced two models to the Malaysian market – MG4 and ZS EV. Both are fully electric models. Let’s take a detailed look at them.

MG4

The MG4 is a hatchback EV with four variants offered for the Malaysian market. Here are the estimated prices:

MG4 Standard: From RM104,000
MG4 Lux: From RM129,000
MG4 Lux Extended Range: From RM149,000
MG4 XPOWER: From RM159,000

Out of the four variants offered, you can choose a battery pack ranging from 51kWh to 77kWh, with a driving range of 350km to 520km per charge.

Here are the technical details of each variant:

The MG4 measures 4,287mm in length, with a wheelbase of 2,705mm. According to MG, the battery in this MG4 is the flattest and thinnest in its class, at only 110mm. This EV has a cargo capacity of 363 liters, which can be expanded to 1,177 liters.

Most notably, it has a 50:50 front-to-rear weight distribution and rear-wheel drive. This undoubtedly provides the MG4 with a sporty driving experience.

MG features the MG Pilot safety package, including features such as Front Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assistance, Lane Keeping Assistance, and Intelligent High Beam Assist.

Higher-end variants receive additional features such as Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Door Opening Warning, and a 360-degree camera.

MG iSMART is also a standard feature for this model, allowing voice commands to be activated by addressing “Hello MG.” MG iSMART can also start the engine or activate the air conditioning from a distance using a mobile device.

The MG4 comes in seven color options – Volcano Orange, Holborn Blue, Dynamic Red, Arctic White, Camden Grey, Black Pearl, Monument Silver, and Racing Green (XPOWER only).

This model is also covered by a seven-year or 150,000km (whichever comes first) warranty, as well as an eight-year or 180,000km battery warranty.

ZS EV

Meanwhile, the ZS EV is an electric model of the ZS SUV. It comes in one variant with an estimated price of RM129,000.

This B-segment SUV will compete with models such as the Chery Omoda E5, Honda HR-V, Proton X50, Mazda CX-3, and Toyota Corolla Cross.

The MG ZS EV is equipped with a 51.1kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a range of 320km. The maximum output is 176PS and 280Nm of torque, sufficient to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8 seconds. AC charging will take eight hours, while DC charging at 50kW requires 54 minutes.

Standard features of the MG ZS EV include Silverstone LED lights, carbon fiber trim in the cabin, a 7-inch digital instrument display, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, and a cargo space of 448 liters expandable to 1,187 liters.

Safety features include Front Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Traffic Jam Assistance, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assistance, Blind Spot Detection, and more.

Similar to the MG4, the ZS EV is covered by a similar warranty of seven years or 150,000km, along with an eight-year or 180,000km battery warranty. Color options include Dynamic Red, Arctic White, Black Pearl, and Monument Silver.

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