MG enters in a new phase in Europe launching three new models, the MG ZS EV and MG Marvel R Electric, both available from late October 2021, and MG5 Electric.
The all-new MG Marvel R Electric and the thoroughly renewed MG ZS EV with a significantly longer range and even more technology. The market launch of the new MG5 Electric – the world’s first all-electric station wagon – is scheduled for Q1 2022.
After MG Motor Europe started its operations in October 2019 with the ambition to make electric mobility accessible for European motorists, the brand immediately made an indelible impression. With currently two models on the road – the MG ZS EV and MG EHS Plug-in Hybrid – astonishing sales results were achieved despite the pandemic, with 6,949 registrations in the first half of 2021 for example, and nearly 21,000 including the UK.
Since the start just two years ago, MG is now established and available in 16 European countries, with Portugal just starting and Switzerland and Finland soon to follow. Today, over 200 MG Brand Stores and services partners are up and running in Europe. This number is expected to double to 400 by the end of 2021. MG has a clear mission to make electric mobility accessible to drivers who are young at heart and ready to embrace an electric lifestyle. By offering smart, practical, safe and technologically advanced cars in different segments for different needs, MG appeals to a wide audience. With the all-new MG Marvel R Electric, the renewed MG ZS EV and the all-new MG5 Electric on display at the MG Brand Stores soon, MG is here to stay.
All-new MG Marvel R Electric
Unveiled last March, the MG Marvel R Electric is the brand’s flagship SUV, fitted for European motorists who appreciate design, technology and performance. The largest and most luxurious SUV in MG’s portfolio offers a spacious interior with great attention to refinement, quality and technology. Particularly striking is the 19.4” central touchscreen to operate the all-new MG iSMART connectivity system with an extensive range of (online) functions and connection through a smartphone app, with which various functions can be controlled remotely.
Depending on the market, customers can choose from three trim levels (Comfort, Luxury and Performance) and two advanced powertrain variants (RWD and AWD). The Comfort and Luxury both have rear-wheel drive, two electric motors, a system output of 132 kW (180 ps), 410 Nm of torque, and a WLTP range of 402 kilometres. The Performance version adds an electric motor to the front axle, and offers permanent all-wheel drive. System output and peak torque are set at 212 kW (288 ps) and 665 Nm, combined with a range of 370 kilometres (WLTP).
All versions of the Marvel R Electric are equipped with a 70 kWh battery and 11 kW 3-phase on-board charger for quick AC-charging. The battery is also suitable for fast charging (DC) with a maximum of 92 kW, which allows the battery to be charged from 5-80% in just 43 minutes. Furthermore, the standard equipment of the Marvel R Electric includes a comprehensive range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a battery thermal management system that can heat or cool the battery (and the interior) to ensure optimum charging performance in all circumstances and a so-called V2L (vehicle-to-load) system. This striking feature allows the battery to supply energy to an external electrical system, for example an air pump, electric scooter, a laptop or even another BEV.
The new MG Marvel R Electric will be available in the European MG Brand Stores from the end of October. The European prices* start at € 39,990 for the Comfort version. For the additional cost of just € 4,000, the SUV is available in Luxury trim (€ 43,990). The most comprehensive and powerful version, the Performance, is available from € 47,990.
Renewed MG ZS EV: new design, more range and faster charging
Another newcomer from MG to be launched this month, is the renewed MG ZS EV. It’s the thoroughly updated version of MG’s first model in mainland Europe that immediately attracted attention as the first truly affordable all-electric SUV in the B-segment. It’s not without reason that the ZS EV already pleased more than 15,000 customers in its first year of sales, with which the model reached top positions in the UK, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands and France.
Still, MG engineers saw room for improvement to offer customers a longer range and ease of use. The renewed MG ZS EV is characterized by a modernized design, improved performance, a significantly longer range and even more technology.
The ZS EV will be offered with a choice of two trim levels (Comfort and Luxury) and two battery variants. The 70 kWh Long Range battery will be available right from the market launch, offering a range of 440 km (WLTP) compared to 263 km for the current ZS EV. At a later stage, a 50,3 kWh Standard Range battery with 320 km (WLTP) range will be available as well. In addition to the increased battery capacity, the new MG ZS EV can also charge faster. The Long Range version is equipped with an 11 kW 3-phase on-board as standard.
Furthermore, like the Marvel R Electric, every MG ZS EV is featured with the newly developed MG iSMART connectivity system, which also offers a connection through a smartphone app, with which various functions can be controlled remotely.
The renewed MG ZS EV will arrive at the European MG Brand Stores by the end of this month. Prices* start at € 30,990 for the Standard Range battery. The ZS EV with Long Range battery is available from € 34,990.
New MG5 Electric: the world’s first all-electric station wagon
Current developments in the BEV-segment make it clear that many new electric models are being released in the more expensive premium class. Meanwhile, there is an increasing demand for modern, safe and practical electric cars that are especially accessible for the general public.
The new MG5 Electric is the perfect answer. It’s the world’s first all-electric station wagon with a spacious, practical and functional interior. With a generous 479 litres of luggage space that can be expanded to nearly 1,400 litres with the rear seats folded down, the MG5 Electric offers plenty of usability. Also, like the Marvel R Electric and ZS EV, the MG5 Electric will be offered with the MG iSMART connectivity system including the smartphone app as standard. The front wheels are driven by an electric motor which produces 115 kW (156 ps) and 260 Nm of torque. The MG5 Electric is initially offered with a 61,1 kWh battery and a range of 400 km (WLTP). At a later stage, a version with a 50,3 kWh battery will be offered as well, which provides a WLTP range of 320 km. Both battery versions of the all-electric station wagon will offer quick charging capability (AC) due to the 11 kW 3-phase on-board charger.
The MG5 Electric will arrive at the MG Brand Stores in the first quarter of 2022, with a choice of two trim levels (Comfort and Luxury) and prices* starting under € 30,000.
* All prices quoted may vary slightly by country due to local taxes.
Source: MG Motor