It has become a local legend that Javed Afridi infamously writes checks on the back of his company’s shares that cannot be cashed by his firm. There has been yet another tease of a new car teased by the poster boy and CEO of MG JW Pakistan on Twitter. This time around, we are discussing the MG 4 instead of the MG 3.
As expected, the public is ridiculing Afridi’s tweet as it is unlikely to lead to any tangible progress.
An all-electric compact hatchback known in China as the MG Mulan, the MG 4 competes with the Tesla Model Y, Volkswagen ID 3, and Kia Niro EV models.
With a single electric motor attached to the rear axle of the electric vehicle (EV), it is capable of producing a maximum power of 445 horsepower (hp) and allowing a speed of around 100 km/h (60 mph), allowing it to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in around 4 seconds. Aside from this, MG is also proud of the fact that the EV possesses a nearly 50:50 weight distribution, which is able to provide excellent handling on twisty roads.
In terms of battery options, the EV has two options, 51 kWh and 64 kWh – but the modular scalable platform (MSP) that underpins the MG 4 can also support a 150 kWh battery pack in the future.
On a single charge, the MG 4 has a range of up to 450 kilometers. In addition to MG’s modern driver-assist features, it has the latest technology when it comes to safety and convenience.
In the international market, the MG 4 costs between Rs. 7.4 million and Rs. 7.8 million. This implies that even if it launches in Pakistan by some miracle, MG 4 will only appeal to a small niche of car buyers.