MG Australia is rolling out a software update to bring one-pedal driving to a batch of MG 4 electric hatchbacks.

    The feature, which leans on the regenerative braking system to stop the car when the driver steps off the accelerator, comes on the back of an update that takes around 30 minutes at a dealership.

    Owners keen for the update can book in specifically to have it installed, otherwise MG will bundle it into the car’s first service.

    MG has confirmed only a small batch of cars require the update; the rest of the range has featured one-pedal driving as standard from launch.

    The MG 4 is one of Australia’s cheapest electric cars, with a starting price of $38,990 before on-road costs.

    The Excite 51 in question 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 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. Claimed range is 350km on the tougher WLTP test cycle.

    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.

    MG has delivered 296 examples of the 4 to date in 2023, having launched the car last month.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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