MG has released pricing for the entire MG 4 line-up, with the electric hatchback range opening at just under $39,000 before on-roads.

UPDATE 19/06/2023: MG has added a Excite variant to its line-up which has a smaller 51kWh battery. It’s mated to a single electric motor which produces up to 125kW of power and offers a claimed 350km of range on the WLTP cycle. See article for details.

The company had previously confirmed pricing only for the Essence spec with its 64kWh battery as pre-sales opened. This variant is priced at $47,990 before on-roads and offers 435km of range on the WLTP cycle.

It has now confirmed pricing for the base Excite (51), which uses a smaller 51kWh battery and costs $38,990 before on-roads.

The range is topped with an Essence variant using a 77kWh battery with 530km of range. This is priced at $55,990 before on-road costs.

A more powerful X-Power dual-motor all-wheel drive variant is “under strong consideration” to join the line-up closer to the MG 4’s launch in the second half of 2023.

Unlike the existing ZS EV, which uses a combustion-vehicle platform, the MG 4 sits on the brand’s new modular Scalable Platform which features rear-wheel drive and 50:50 weight distribution.

With a base price just under $39,000 before on-roads, the MG 4 is one of Australia’s cheapest electric vehicles.

The GWM Ora Standard Range hatch starts from $43,990 before on-road costs or between $44,490 and $47,891 drive-away, depending on the state.

MG’s own ZS EV Excite, which is soon to be discontinued, starts at $43,990 before on-roads or between $46,195 and $49,130 drive-away, again depending on the state.


  • 2023 MG 4 Excite (51kWh): $38,990
  • 2023 MG 4 Excite (64kWh): $44,990
  • 2023 MG 4 Essence (64kWh): $47,990
  • 2023 MG 4 Essence (77kWh): $55,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.


The MG 4 Excite 51 produces 125kW of power from a rear-mounted electric motor, teamed with a 51kWh battery, offering a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.7 seconds.

The 2023 MG 4 produces 150kW of power with the 64kWh battery, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.9s.

With the larger 77kWh battery, power is bumped up to 180kW while the claimed 0-100km/h time is under 7.0 seconds.

All models have a single-motor rear-wheel drive set-up, though a dual-motor all-wheel drive variant is under consideration.


Range for the 2023 MG 4 line-up on the stricter WLTP cycle is as follows:

  • Excite (51kWh): 350km
  • Excite (64kWh): 450km
  • Essence (64kWh): 435km
  • Essence (77kWh): 530km

The 51kWh battery can be charged using AC and DC charging. DC fast charging is capped at 88kW while a 6.6 kW AC charging speed is also available.

The 64kWh battery can be charged at up to 140kW using a DC charger. It will take a claimed 26 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent at its maximum DC charging rate.


The MG 4 measures 4287mm long, 2060mm wide (including the mirrors) and 1504mm tall on a 2705mm wheelbase.

It has 363L of boot space, expanding to 1177L with the rear seats folded.

MG quotes a 500kg towing capacity for the MG 4.

Servicing and Warranty

All MG 4 models are backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Service pricing has yet to be announced.


The MG 4 has yet to be tested by ANCAP, however its sister authority Euro NCAP gave it a five-star rating in 2022.

This was based on an adult occupant protection rating of 83 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 80 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 75 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 78 per cent.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Traffic sign recognition

The Essence adds:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Safe exit warning
  • Surround-view camera

Standard Equipment

The MG 4 is offered in two different trim levels:

The Excite comes standard with the following equipment:

  • One pedal functionality
  • Four-mode regenerative braking
  • Five-link independant rear suspension
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Keyless entry
  • Automatic stop and start
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Electric side mirrors with heating functionality
  • Six-way manual drivers adjustable seating
  • MG Pilot
  • iSmart Lite connectivity

The Essence adds:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black roof
  • Rear light bar
  • iSmart connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Synthetic leather/cloth upholstery
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Height-adjustable load floor
  • EV trip planner
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 360 degree view camera
  • Two-tone roof
  • Active grille shutters


The following colours are available:

  • Dover White
  • Brixton Blue
  • Black Pearl metallic
  • Camden Grey metallic
  • Dynamic Red tri-coat
  • Volcano Orange tri-coat
  • Sterling Silver

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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