MG4 Lands Locally From RM 104k, RM 159k For 435 PS XPower

The MG4 is a hard to ignore with the specs it has, especially for the price it is currently commanding locally.   

Following on from its local preview last month, SAIC Motor Malaysia has finally introduced the MG4 to our shores. Landing in Malaysia with 4 variants, this particular all-electric mid-sized hatchback looks to not only target BYD’s Dolphin, but also supercars too (in the case of its XPower variant at least). 

Kicking off with the most pertinent details regarding this EV first, the MG4 range starts at RM 103,999 for the Standard trim, with it then jumping to RM 128,999 for the Lux and RM 148,999 for the Lux Extended with the larger battery. The spicy hot XPower variant meanwhile lands locally wearing a price tag of RM 158,999. 

Included with the MG4 EV’s price tag is a 7-year/150,000 km mileage vehicle warranty, in addition to an 8-year/180,000 km battery warranty. Said battery is also treated to a one-to-one exchange should its state of health dip below 70% during the battery’s warranty coverage period. 

Just to sweeten the deal further too with these MG4s, buyers who register for a Standard trim of this e-hatchback before 30th April 2024 will be given a complimentary 7 kW AC wallbox charger including installation worth RM4,600, with those who opt for the Lux variant netting a higher output 11 kW wallbox worth RM5,200. Rather interestingly, the higher-end Lux Extended and XPower versions don’t get the same complimentary charger deal, but instead come with RM1,000 worth of free charging credits for use on the DC Handal and JomCharge networks.

Talking tech specs now with MG4 and beginning with its size, this e-hatchback comes in at 4,287 mm long, 1,836 mm wide, 1,504 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,705 mm. For context, this is about equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf, which itself measures 4,284 mm in length, 1,789 mm in width, 1,491 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,491 mm. 

More pertinently however in terms of practicality from its dimensions is for this 5-seat e-hatchback to pack a decent-enough 363 litres of boot space, which expands up to 1,177 litres (1,165 litres for the Extended Lux trim) when the 60:40-split rear seats are folded down. A dual-height adjustable boot floor is also present for added practicality, though there is unfortunately to be no stowage up front regardless of which powertrain option is selected. 

And conveniently on the subject of powertrains, the MG4’s 3 standard flavours all feature a single rear mounted motor. Thanks to three different battery sizes available, each variant has its own power and range figures, as stated below: 

MG4 Standard

  • Power: 170 kW (125 PS)
  • Torque: 250 Nm
  • 0 – 100km/h: 7.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery Capacity: 51 kWh
  • Range (WLTP): 350 km
  • Estimated Charging Time: 7.9 hours 10 – 100% @ 7 kW AC (maximum), 39 minutes 10 – 80% @ 150 kW DC (maximum)

MG4 Lux

  • Power: 203 kW (150 PS)
  • Torque: 250 Nm
  • 0 – 100km/h: 7.7 seconds
  • Top Speed: 160 km/h
  • Battery Capacity: 64 kWh
  • Range (WLTP): 435 km
  • Estimated Charging Time: 8.5 hours 10 – 100% @ 7 kW AC (maximum), 60 minutes 10 – 80% @ 150 kW DC (maximum)

MG4 Extended Lux

  • Power: 245 kW (180 PS)
  • Torque: 350 Nm
  • 0 – 100km/h: 6.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 180 km/h
  • Battery Capacity: 77 kWh
  • Range (WLTP): 520 km
  • Estimated Charging Time: 10.3 hours 10 – 100% @ 7 kW AC (maximum), 39 minutes 10 – 80% @ 150 kW DC (maximum)

All MG4s land locally with one-pedal driving, 4 regenerative braking modes (Auto, 1, 2, 3) and a whopping 5 selectable driving modes (eco, snow, standard, custom, sport).

In elaborating on the previously alluded statement of how XPower could chomp on the coattails of supercars meanwhile, this is thanks to its motor at each axle outputting a more-than-decent combined 320 kW (435 PS) and 600 Nm. This hence translates to the most powerful production MG to date being able rocket to the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in a (Smart #1) Brabus-beating 3.7 seconds, before going on to its 200 km/h top speed. 

Feeding its twin motors in the XPower is to be the same 64 kWh pack as in the Lux variant, but its WLTP-claimed range is expectedly reduced to 385 km. Other associated performance tweaks made to this hot trim includes 25% stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars, as well as 345 mm ventilated disks with orange calipers hiding behind 18-inch ‘Cyclone’ design alloy wheels. 

Exclusive too with this flagship of the MG4 lineup are glossy lower body mouldings with silver inserts, while metal sports pedals complement its black leather-lined cabin with Alcantara accents. Oh, and just so drivers are sure to songlap anything this side of a 911, this XPower variant also packs launch control…

Reverting back to the more mundane trims now and discussing what is available on-board each variant, down below is a full breakdown on exactly that: 

MG4 Standard


  • Automatic projector LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • LED rear lights
  • Rear spoiler
  • 17-inch Aero alloy wheels
  • Power adjustable exterior side mirrors


  • 7-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch central infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Single tone full black interior
  • Tilt & telescopic leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
  • Rotary gear selector
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Manually adjustable driver and passenger seat
  • One-touch driver’s window
  • USB ports: 2 front, 1 rear

Safety & Convenience

  • 6 SRS airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Traffic Jam Assist and Driver Attention Alert (DAA)
  • Door Opening Warning Alert
  • Rear ISOFIX
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • MG iSmart mobile app integration

MG4 Lux

Adds to MG4 Standard: 


  • Projector LED headlights with Reflective Technology
  • Active grille system
  • Rear centre light bar with pattern
  • Twin aero spoiler
  • Two tone black roof
  • 18-inch Aero alloy wheels
  • Power foldable exterior side mirrors


  • 6-way electrically adjustable driver seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Dual tone interior with orange highlights
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 6-speaker sound system with 3D effect
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • One-touch auto up/down operation for all four windows

Safety & Convenience

  • 360º surround view camera
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Door Opening Warning (DOW)
  • Smartphone bluetooth key

*MG4 Lux Extended Range has the same kit as MG4 Lux. 

The MG4 lands locally with a rather healthy mix of colourful hues, which includes Holborn blue, Volcano Orange and Dynamic Red. There is of course the less vibrant (and more resale friendly) options too, which encompasses Camden Grey, Monument Silver, Black Pearl and Arctic White. Racing Matte Green meanwhile is exclusive only to the XPower variant. 

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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