MG Mulan EV hatch firm for 2023 Australian launch

Electric MG Mulan It is designed with the global market in mind and could land in Australia within a year.

A MG Australia spokesperson said: “We are currently reviewing the MG Mullen for the Australian market and exploring the different types.

“It is unlikely that we will see this model before H1 2023.”

Car News China According to a filing by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, it will offer a single rear-mounted electric motor that produces 150kW of power. A 125kW electric motor will be reported.

The Mulan is said to have a choice of 51kWh and 64kWh batteries, the former being a lithium iron phosphate pack and the other a triinar lithium pack.

Three different ranges are available – 400km, 500km and 600km – although it is possible that these figures are based on a more generous CLTC test cycle.

It will offer the MG an “LBS compact cell”, a battery cell that promises high power density but allows a thinner pack to maximize cabin space.

The company claims 0-100km / h time is 3.8 seconds, although this is for the dual-motor all-wheel drive variant.

It will be 4287 mm long on a 2705 mm wheelbase. In contrast, a capra was born in early 2023 – 4322 mm long on a 2765 mm wheelbase.

MG claims 50/50 weight distribution, a 5.3 m turning radius and a low gravity center for Mulan, with a five-link suspension attached to the back.

The agency added that Mulan was designed to receive a five-star Euro NCAP rating.

Mulan is the first MG to use the new Nebula architecture from parent company SAIC Motor, designed for sedans, SUVs, people movers and sports cars, and capable of supporting wheelbases up to 3m long.

In China, the base price is said to be below 200,000 RMB (A $ 42,618). It has also been confirmed for launch in Europe and the UK, the right-hand drive UK-Market version will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.

For reference, MG is currently the only electric car sold in Australia – the ZS EV – priced at $ 46,990 drive-away in updated form.

Mulan looks much more aggressive than the ZS EV.

There is a rather terrifying prism, where a sharply extended bonnet combines with a set of angular headlights, while the front bumper features offensive cutouts with vertical air intake.

The sides have some sharp creases, with a horizontal line running from the headlights to the back door and another line curved from the boomerang-shaped taillights.

The Mulan will offer a glass roof and brightly colored brake calipers, with a wide light assembly at the back and a sporty two-part rear spoiler.

The interior has not been photographed, but if you look through the glass you will see what appears to be a tablet-style infotainment system.

Mulan can wear MG4 nameplates outside of China. It will slot it into older MG 3 City cars and two different MG 5s: the Rewazed Roewe ei5 electric wagon in Europe and the smooth petrol-powered sedan in Asia and soon Australia.

In addition to Mulan, MG is reportedly working on a production version of a pair of electric SUVs and the Cyberstar concept, the last of which was published in a patent filing last week.

Cyberstar is reportedly set for a 2024 launch.

Although MG sells only one electric car in Australia – the ZS EV – the Chinese-owned brand was the second largest seller of EVs locally in 2021, second only to Tesla.

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