MG looks set to offer a family-hatch sized electric car with a new MG4 nameplate.
MG’s new ‘MG 4’ has been leaked in patent images, showing the complete design of the new fully electric crossover hatch. According to information found by ChinaPEV, the internal code of the new car is MG EH32 and there are basic 3D CAD design images lodged with the patent filing.
MG previously teased the new all-electric which will be revealed towards the end of 2022. Though unconfirmed the vehicle is anticipated to take on the name MG4, according to data on the brand’s UK website.
This would suggest that it will be a hatchback one size up from the brand’s MG3. However, MG has already confirmed the size of the vehicle, at 4.3 metres in length. This would place the MG4 into competition with family hatchbacks the size of the latest Volkswagen Golf. It would mean that, given the all-electric powertrain, the MG4 would be a direct rival for cars like the Kia Niro, Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen ID 3 and the upcoming Peugeot e-308.
No technical specifications have been alluded to, but its dimensions overlap with the new ZS, so it’s possible that the MG4 will leverage the same platform, battery and electric motor technology as the brand’s budget electric SUV. MG has just updated the ZS with a significant facelift including new batteries, with a new long-range version of the car using a 73kWh cell capable of 440km on a single charge, according to WLTP certification.
The teaser showed side skirts with chunky black plastic cladding suggesting that the MG 4 could be an elevated hatch akin to the ID.3, which the patent images reveal.
The rear end design signals that the MG4 will usher in a totally new design language, with a new full-width LED taillight bar curling around the tailgate, not too dissimilar to the design used on the Kia EV6.
Interestingly, MG says that the new car has been “developed with the UK consumer in mind.” Automotive Daily has reached out to MG Australia for local comment on the model.
Further details will be provided closer to the car’s reveal, which will take place in Q4 2022.