MG Motor Australia is promising to launch at least two more tech-laden battery-electric vehicles in 2025, which will see the brand pushing into the premium space.
Under strong consideration for Australia are the LS7 SUV, and either the L7 or F7 luxury sports sedans.
In China, the L7 and LS7 are sold under SAIC Motor’s premium IM brand and the F7 under the Rising brand, but in Australia they’ll be branded as MGs.
The LS7 is a large luxury SUV, measuring 5049mm in length, 2002mm wide, 1731mm in height and tipping the scales at 2630kg.
It uses a 100kWh lithium-ion battery and will come with either rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrains – the latter making 425kW of power and 725Nm of torque.
In dual-motor guise, it can go from zero to 100km/h in a claimed 4.5 seconds and has a range of up to 625km, albeit under the more generous CLTC test cycle.
Other variants have a range figure of up to 660km.
Crucially, MG has partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to tune the LS7’s chassis.
The LS7 features a raft of premium features, including three high-definition screens, Nappa leather upholstery, a steering yoke and real wood trim to list but a few. It also offers level 2.5 autonomous driving capability.
MG Australia is also keen to take either the F7 or L7 sports sedans. These are similarly sized, but the latter skews slightly more sporty with its dual-motor set-up and outputs of 425kW and 725Nm.
It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds, and features a 97kWh lithium-ion battery with range listed at 615km on a full charge. Again, Williams Advanced Engineering tuned the all-wheel-drive chassis.
The L7 measures 5098mm long, 1960mm wide and 1485mm tall, or around the size of a BMW i5.
While MG Australia is tight-lipped about pricing, in China, the LS7 is priced from between 309,800 to 459,000 yuan, or around $64,000 to $90,000.
After entering the budget end of the electric vehicle market with the ZS EV, MG is stepping upmarket.
Both are making their in-person debut at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.