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MG4 EV to go rear-wheel drive

The all-new MG4 EV is due for UK launch in September and will be capable of 218-281 miles range from battery capacities of 51kWh to 64kWh.

The MG4 EV is based on a new rear-wheel drive EV platform which delivers 50:50 weight distribution. The new platform also allows integration with future technologies including battery swap systems.

The Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) can be used flexibly in models across different vehicle segments, from hatchbacks to SUVs and sports cars – suitable for wheelbases ranging from 2,650 to 3,100 mm. The manufacturer has also revealed its new integrated battery structure has a height of just 110mm, contributing to a lower centre of gravity.

The new MSP has been designed to maximise battery efficiency, with concerted efforts to further reduce weight and allow scalable range and performance for a wide variety of customer requirements, offering enhanced interior space and luggage capacity. 

The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) will enable vehicles to receive Over-The-Air (OTA) updates throughout their lifecycle.

MG sales have grown by 83% in the first five months of 2022 in a market which has contracted by 8.7% during the same period.