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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