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The new MG4 EV entry model has become Australia’s cheapest electric car

MG Motor has announced one of the most affordable EVs in Australia – the MG4 51kWh Excite – will hit the road in August at $38,990 plus on roads costs.

It is the first EV priced under $40,000 in Australia and brings it within reach of all Australians who are thinking of switching to an electric vehicle.

The MG4 Excite 51 hatchback has a range of 350km and comes with MG’s 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty.

MG Motor Australia has made the decision to discontinue the ZS EV Excite to make room for the MG4 51 Excite.

The ZS EV Essence and Long Range models will still be available.

“Australians are doing it tough amid cost of living pressures, I know they are feeling those rising pressures at supermarkets, when they’re buying fuel, when they’re paying their energy bills,” says MG Motor Australia and New Zealand CEO Peter Ciao.

“Like I did when I launched the ZS EV, and as MG has done with our other models, we are creating affordable and accessible cars and the MG4 is helping Aussies get into an electric vehicle sooner than later.”

“There is no doubt that the cost of living is the number one issue right now for Australians and we’re trying our best to help by making EV affordable with the release of MG4 at $38,990 plus on road costs.”

The MG4 is the first to use MG Motor’s new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) which includes rear wheel drive, 50:50 weight distribution and thin battery technology.

MG Motor is also offering the MG4 64kWh Excite ($44,990 plus on road costs, 450km range), MG4 64kWh Essence ($47,990 plus on road costs, 435km range) and the MG4 77kWh Essence Long Range ($55,990 plus on road costs, 530km range).

MG offers three battery capacities in their line-up – 51kWh, 64kWh and 77 kWh.

The 64kWh battery can recharge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent using a 150kW DC rapid charger in just 26 minutes.

The MG4 EV has a sleek aerodynamic design with 17-inch alloys with aero covers on the 51kWh and 64kWh and 18-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels with aero covers on the 64kWh Essence and 77kWh Essence.

There are seven exterior colour options: Dover White, Brixton Blue, Black Pearl (Metallic), Camden Grey (Metallic), Dynamic Red (Tri-Coat) and Volcano Orange (Tri-Coat) and Sterling Silver (Metallic).

MG Pilot is included as standard on all MG4 EV models and offers a range of safety equipment that features:

– Active Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection

– Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist

– Intelligent Speed Limit Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition

– Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System

– Driver Attention Alert

– Intelligent High Beam Assist

Essence models are also come with Door Open Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist.