MG4 pricing and models
The MG4 is available in two trim levels with three different battery capacities.
It’s the entry-level Excite 51 that is the most interesting because of its starting price of $42,127 driveaway. It’s outdone only by the BYD Dolphin ($41,331) and just slides in under the GWM Ora ($42,566).
But whereas its two prime rivals come generously loaded with kit, the MG4 is relatively sparsely equipped. Sure, there’s a small digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch screen incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But other than 17-inch alloy wheels there’s not a whole lot more to get excited about. It doesn’t even have speakers in the rear, with a tinny four-speaker sound system focused on the front.
Spending another $6,200-odd for the MG4 Excite 64 ($48,739) only steps up the capacity of the battery (from 51kWh to 64kWh), in turn extending the range from 350km to 450km (according to the WLTP standard).
You can get that same battery in the Essence 64 ($51,505), which adds a 360-degree camera, climate control ventilation, wireless phone charging, satellite-navigation, rear speakers, a rear spoiler, two-tone roof and electrically adjustable driver’s seat. There are also 18-inch wheels, although the stickier tyres reduce the claimed range slightly to 435km.
From there it’s a leap to the MG4 Long Range 77, which costs $59,841 – only $500 less than a Tesla Model 3. It shares the same Essence equipment levels but gets a 77kWh battery, taking the claimed range to 530km.
Down the track there will also be a high performance XPower model that adds a second motor as part of its high-performance pitch. Pricing details for that model haven’t been announced yet, but expect it sometime in 2024.