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MG coming to Malaysia quickly – MG4, ZS EV, Cyberster?

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MG confirms Malaysian debut coming soon – MG4, ZS EV and Cyberster to form all-electric lineup?

The long-rumoured, oft-delayed Malaysian debut of MG is lastly taking place beneath SAIC Motor Malaysia. The Chinese language carmaker’s native arm has introduced that the British model can be arriving “quickly”, though there’s nonetheless no set launch date as but. Nonetheless, a Q1 2024 ballpark is being bandied about, so count on it to happen someday inside the subsequent couple of months.

Additionally unannounced are the fashions that can be provided on our shores. Nonetheless, the corporate has already arrange a web site, and except for the 100-year historical past of Morris Garages, it additionally shows three new all-electric vehicles – the MG4 hatchback, ZS EV SUV and Cyberster roadster.

We’ve already seen the MG4 present process testing right here – this Volkswagen ID.3 rival is probably going derived from Thailand, the place it’s assembled domestically and provided in a single variant. This makes use of a single rear motor producing 170 PS and 250 Nm of torque, paired with a comparatively small 51 kWh battery to offer a WLTP-rated vary of simply 350 km.

In different markets, the MG4 might be had with a extra highly effective 204 PS (150 kW) motor and a bigger 64 kWh battery pack for a extra respectable 450 km of vary, whereas the long-range mannequin punches out 245 PS and 350 Nm and delivers a claimed vary of 520 km due to a 77 kWh battery.

The MG4 sighted on native roads; click on to enlarge

Topping the vary is the all-wheel-drive XPower variant that makes use of a sum whole of 435 PS and 600 Nm to slingshot the automotive from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds; the 61 kWh battery pack presents a WLTP vary of 385 km. As but, it’s unclear if any of the higher-end variants can be made accessible within the area.

In the meantime, the ZS EV is, because the title suggests, an electrical model of the ZS SUV. This one makes use of a entrance motor that churns out 177 PS and 280 Nm, and the automotive in-built Thailand once more has the smallest 51.1 kWh battery possibility that gives a scant 320 km of WLTP-rated vary. SAIC Motor Malaysia would do effectively to usher in the long-range model with a 72.6 kWh battery, which delivers a variety of 440 km.

Final however not least is the Cyberster, a scissor-doored roadster that’s harking back to the MG TF of yore. In China, it’s accessible in three variants, beginning with the Glamour Version with a 314 PS/475 Nm rear motor and a 64 kWh battery that gives a variety of 501 km on China’s notoriously lenient CLTC cycle.

UK-spec ZS EV (left), Cyberster (proper)

The longer-range Type Version will get a 77 kWh battery, an influence bump to 340 PS and a variety of 580 km; each single-motor fashions get from zero to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds on their approach to a prime pace of just below 200 km/h. Topping the vary is the dual-motor all-wheel-drive Pioneer Version that pumps out 544 PS and 725 Nm, enabling the Cyberster to finish the century dash in 3.2 seconds. With the 77 kWh battery, the vary is barely shorter at 520 km.

With the ball formally rolling for the MG model in Malaysia, the most important query is the pricing. Going by Thai costs, the MG4 retails between 869,000 (RM115,600) and 969,000 baht (RM128,900), which might put it inside spitting distance of the BYD Dolphin.

In the meantime, the ZS EV goes for between 949,000 (RM126,300) and 1,023,000 baht (RM136,100), considerably undercutting the BYD Atto 3 (making an allowance for it has much less vary). The Cyberster, alternatively, has but to go on sale anyplace, so don’t count on it to be prepared when the model launches right here.

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