We take a closer look at the new Morris Garage MG4 EV—A sporty and refined electric hatchback
The market for electric vehicles (EVs) in Indonesia has proliferated in recent years and is expected to continue its rapid expansion coming months, years and even decades. Recently, Indonesian car enthusiasts and the country’s automotive industry were thrilled to welcome a new player in the world of electric vehicles: Morris Garage (MG), the renowned British automotive marque. MG has introduced its highly anticipated fully electric all-new MG4 EV, which offers a perfect blend of sportiness, impressive driving range and an avant-garde design.
As they say, first impressions are crucial because they last well beyond that moment. And it’s no different when it comes to a car. On that note, Morris Garage manages to create a truly lasting impression as MG’s sporting genes are reflected in a new design language, where sharp contours and clean lines give it a striking and sporty form.
“BUILT ON AN ALL-NEW PLATFORM, THE MG4 EV REPRESENTS THE FIRST GENERATION OF MG ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND MARKS AN EXCITING CHAPTER IN THE MG STORY”
At the front, one of the most distinctive features of the MG4 EV is the muscular bumper with vertical side air intakes, a split lower air intake and a lip spoiler. Turning to the rear, the car impresses with its hunkereddown stance, large tail lamp LED design featuring the Cygnus symbol decorative light and a two-tone Twin Aero Rear spoiler. Moreover, the Twin Aero Rear Spoiler, the Active Grille System and the added Aero Wheel Covers not only enhances the car’s aesthetics but, more importantly, improves the vehicle’s aerodynamics and overall performance.
Moving inside, the MG4 EV’s interior is designed to be an inviting space for both driver and passengers, with thoughtful space planning and the use of quality soft-touch finishing. Convenient amenities. such as a wireless mobile phone charger and USB ports, are provided for added comfort.
The focal point of the interior is the generous 10.25-inch color touch screen, which gives you excellent visibility and seamless control. At the same time, the center console floats the central control platform screen, while the primary double-level area storage provides ample capacity to hold much stuff up to two levels.
The MG4 EV also allows everyone to relax, ensuring the driver and passengers enjoy a comfortable journey with an ingenious array of intelligent storage features for family needs. Of particular note, the wide body and 2,705mm wheelbase, combined with the strategically positioned 110mm ultra-thin battery, maximize the use of space to comfortably accommodate up to five adult occupants.
ON THE ROAD
On the technical side of things, the new MG4 EV is endowed with an electric motor that provides an output of up to 170hp. This power is harnessed through the EV rear-wheel drive system that comes with the innovative Nebula Pure Electric Platform, resulting in enhanced driving performance. These are further combined with an accurate steering system featuring a low center of gravity to maintain stable speeds. Different drive modes are made available to support all driving styles.
Moreover, with 250Nm of maximum torque, a maximum running distance range of 450km, the ability to charge up in as little as 35 minutes and a 50:50 weight distribution for more stable and sportier handling, the MG4 EV presents a fascinating option for those switching to EVs for the first time or upgrading from another.
Regarding safety systems, the electric vehicle travels confidently on every route, thanks to its advanced synchronized protection system and the semi-autonomous driving assistance systems. These features help prevent accidents that may occur due to obstacles coming in from blind spots. Drivers are also afforded a 360-degree view around the car through the 3D around view monitor, while an automatic emergency braking system works in conjunction with the risk of collision warning system if the driver is found to be unresponsive or has reduced speed.
Built on an all-new platform, the MG4 EV represents the first generation of MG electric vehicles and marks an exciting chapter in the MG story. Reflecting significant innovations in design, driving performance, environmental friendliness and overall premium feel, the allnew MG4 EV will thrill buyers at first sight.
This hatchback electric vehicle also comes with the Nebula Pure Electric Platform, an innovation for electric vehicles especially developed to install the battery in the same layer as the car body structure, using a small electric motor for high performance. Overall, the introduction of this new model reflects MG’s commitment to expanding its product range in Indonesia, ensuring that there will be a Morris Garage model to match every customer’s lifestyle and needs.
Specs Morris Garage MG4 EV
Engine: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Transmission: EV rear-wheel drive system with Nebula Pure Electric Platform
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