Prices start from around £27,000, which gets you the MG4 EV in base 'SE' trim, a variant available with either Standard Range or (for £2,500 more) Long Range batteries. The top 'Trophy' version (around £32,500) comes in Long Range form with a 61.7kWh battery. Or in 'Extended Range' form with a 74.4kWh battery. The top XPOWER AWD variant uses a 61.8kWh battery and costs around £36,500. Overall, these figures might sound a lot if you're not familiar with EV pricing these days, but they represent a massive saving on segment rivals - and also undercut smaller EVs too.
The key segment rival, Volkswagen's ID.3, starts at around £37,000: a Kia Niro EV is hardly any cheaper from around £35,000. Even a much smaller Vauxhall Corsa Electric supermini cost from around £34,000 at the time of this review. Most EV customers buy with finance - and there, things look even better.
It isn't as if MG has skimped on kit either. 'SE' models get automatic LED headlights and rear lights, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, automatic climate control and MG iSmart app connectivity. Plus the company's MG Pilot advanced driver assistance system. Top 'Trophy' variants gain a two-tone roof, rear privacy glass, a twin aero rear spoiler, a leather interior with electric driver's seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, a Bluetooth key, satellite navigation, a 360 camera, wireless phone charging and an upgraded MG iSmart system compatible with live services. Plus there's an upgraded MG Pilot system, with the inclusion of Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).