Say hello to…
…the MG 4 is the latest all-electric family SUV from Chinese brand MG – the UK’s fastest growing car manufacturer.
Squarely targetting mainstream family EVs in both the SUV and hatchback sectors, the MG 4 aims to offer more kit, good quality, decent range and an assured drive all for less money than its rivals; rivals that include the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen ID3, Cupra Born, Citroen eC4, Kia Niro and many more.
MG offers the 4 in two trim levels, however, the entry level SE is available with two battery sizes; either 51kWh or 64kWh.
Standard equipment on the SE trim level includes auto lights, rear parking sensors, powered and heated door mirrors, 17-inch alloys, split-folding rear seats, climate control, 7-inch digital driver’s display, drive modes, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, 3x USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise, lane keeping, lane departure warning and high beam assist.
The top specification Trophy trim level adds uprated LED headlights, rear privacy glass, power-fold door mirrors, powered and heated front seats, Bluetooth, auto dimming rear view mirror, heated steering wheel, uprated stereo, 360 degree parking camera, wireless phone charging, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.
Is The MG 4 Suitable For My Fleet
The MG 4 is a hugely suitable car for fleets. It’s a five-door fully-electric hatchback with a decent 361 litre boot. It’s efficient too, the 64kWh battery version we drove returned 3.5 miles per kWh which would result in a real-world range of 224 miles. The car recharges at up to 135kW which means less time at charge points on longer journeys. Gensen Reports also predicts a low monthly maintenance cost figure of £28 too.
Leasing An MG 4
The MG 4 is amazing value for money thanks to a low list price (it’s approximately £5,000 less than the equivalent VW ID3, Nissan Leaf or Kia Niro) and good residual values. The result is a lease prices that’s ultra-competitive too, with Intelligent Car Leasing offering the car on a 3+36 and 30,000 mile contract for £328 per month.
Driving An MG 4
It’s easy to see why the MG 4 is selling so well as soon as you step inside the electric MG and then drive it.
While the MG may have a significantly lower list price than its rivals, the interior is still of equal quality (possibly better in some places) than the VW ID3, Cupra Born or the Kia Niro.
The infotainment screen is fast to react to inputs, if a little tricky to navigate – particularly operating the climate control. The driver also gets a separate screen for the instruments which is clear and easy to read.
Rear seat room is fine for kids, but taller adults may find there’s not enough leg and feet room due to the raised floor above the battery pack.
Get out on the road in the MG 4 and it has an impressively mature attitude. The manufacturer has set the car up to be comfortable but with a good amount of driver involvement. The MG 4 feels more agile than many of its rivals despite a hefty kerb weight of 1,685kg. This is no doubt helped by the fact the 4 is rear wheel drive.
If there’s a negative to the driving experience and equipment it’s that there’s no rear wiper to clean the back screen.
FleetandLeasing.com Verdict On The MG 4
One of the best battery electric cars available. Highly fleet-suitable for a wide range of users.
- Model: 4 Trophy
- Power: 203hp
- Torque: 250Nm
- Max speed: 100mph
- 0-62mph: 7.9s
- Official range: 270 miles
- Test range: 224 miles
- CO2 emissions: 0g/km
- BIK tax band 2022/23: 2%