MG is a brand that’s doing exceptionally well, and it’s currently the fastest-growing car firm in the UK. 

Spurred on by its electric cars, the ZS EV and MG5 estate car have both sold impressively well and now the firm is introducing a hugely important new model – the MG4. It’s the brand’s first electric hatchback, and one that is set to prove a massive success. 

Offering sensational value for money, the MG4 also looks good and is great to drive, and it’s already impressing those that have been able to get behind the wheel. Here’s what you need to know about the MG4 before buying one…

What powertrains are available?


There’s a choice of two powertrains with the MG4 – Standard Range and Long Range.

Starting with the former, it uses a 51kWh usable battery and an electric motor producing 168bhp and 250Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0-60mph in just 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 100mph is possible. 

In terms of range, MG claims 218 miles from a full charge, while its maximum 117kW charging speed means the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 39 minutes when hooked up to a 150kW rapid charger.

If you want more miles from a charge, it’s worth upgrading to the Long Range model, which gets a 62kWh usable battery that takes the claimed electric range up to 281 miles. Its electric motor is slightly tweaked, producing 200bhp and 250Nm of torque, though because of the battery’s additional heft, it’s marginally slower – 0-60mph taking 7.7 seconds. Its 135kW charging speed means it’s slightly quicker to top up the battery, with a 10 to 80 per cent charge taking 35 minutes. 

What trim levels are offered?


There are only two trim levels available on the MG4, with equipment highlights and pricing as follows. 

SE – from £25,995 (Standard Range) / £28,495 (Long Range)

Considering the MG4’s price, it’s impressively well equipped as standard, with highlights including LED headlights and rear lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and MG Pilot drive assist systems, incorporating adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition to name just a few features. It also comes with Vehicle to Load technology (allowing you to use the car’s battery to charge other electrical equipment), a seven-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen. 

Trophy – from £31,495

Upgrading to the Trophy, which is only available with the Long Range battery, brings styling elements such as a cool twin aero rear spoiler, a two-tone roof and rear privacy glass, along with a 360-degree camera system, heated front seats and leather-style upholstery. Further safety kit includes lane change assist, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert. 

What about personalisation?


The MG4 isn’t a car that majors on personalisation, though there are two distinct trim levels available, with the Trophy adding lots more visual appeal thanks to its fancy rear spoiler and upgraded LED rear lights. 

There are only five colours to choose from too – Arctic White, Holborn Blue, Black Pearl, Camden Grey, Dynamic Red and Volcano Orange.