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We get behind the wheel of the MG4 XPOWER EV – affordable luxury and performance

MG is making even larger inroads in the electric vehicle market because it offers a range of choices and prices. It’s latest model – the MG4 XPOWER – brings more features and performance to the table.

It can go 0-100km/h in an impressive 3.8 seconds – that’s up there with a Tesla.

Priced at $59,990 plus on-road costs, the MG4 XPOWER is MG’s highest performing all-wheel drive electric hatchback.

In fact, it is the company’s most powerful production car ever.

MG has staked its claim in the Australian EV market by delivering drivers an attractive, powerful and dynamic vehicle at an affordable price.

Now MG has expanded that offering for the customer who wants to feel a little more power and a touch more luxury with its latest MG4 XPOWER.

Under the hood is 320kW of power and up to 600Nm torque and that puts the MG4 XPOWER in great company with some of the highest performing EVs on the market – but at a more competitive price.

It has a 64kWh battery with a range of about 400km.

It can charge up to 140kW so it’s possible to go from 10 per cent to 80 per cent using 150kW DC rapid charger in just 26 minutes.

Design-wise, the MG4 XPOWER has some subtle improvements over the more affordable models including two-tone black roof, the standout orange brake callipers, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and polished trim accents.

It also has LED DRL headlights and taillights.

The MG4 XPOWER we drove for a week was black but there is an all-new colour option Hunter Green.

Inside the MG4 XPOWER is quite spacious and can comfortably seat five adults and has plenty of headroom.

The seats are PU (polyurethane) leather and Alcantara with orange stitching to give it that added touch of luxury.

The intelligent interior includes a 7-inch digital cluster in front of the driver and a 10.25-inch main touchscreen display which includes CarPlay and Android Auto.

CarPlay and Android Auto can be activated when the iPhone or Android device is connected to the car’s USB-A port with a cable.

Android users and those with the latest iPhone 15 will require a USB-C to USB-A cable.

Drivers can also wirelessly charge their smartphone up to 15W on the small shelf below the screen which non-slip pad, so the device won’t move while you’re driving.

Like other EVs, the MG4 XPOWER has one pedal driving capabilities thanks to your choice of recuperation levels once you take your foot off the accelerator.

This action puts the EV’s motors into reverse and the power generated at that point is put back into the battery.

It means that you can drive using just one pedal because the recuperation slows the car down enough for most of those times when you need to brake without stopping.

On the safety side, the MG4 has Dynamic Cornering Control System and Intelligent Motor Control to handle torque vectoring between all four wheels so you always have maximum traction and in all driving conditions.

Also onboard is MG Pilot which offers a range of safety equipment and features including 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.

There is also a 360 degree camera to help you with parking and showing you exactly what’s around you.

Also included is a six speaker audio system that offers impressive audio quality whether you’re listening to music, a podcast or making a phone call.

There is plenty of space in the boot to fit the shopping and other larger items with 363L with the back seats up and 1165L with the back seats down.

The MG4 XPOWER is available now and is priced at $59,990 plus on-road costs.