There is no denying that MG wants to conquer all segments of the electric market. Everyone was waiting for a compact with a reasonable price and great autonomy and now it is among us. The Mulan was revealed to the world a few days ago, but it has not been until now when we have known more interesting data such as autonomy, advanced by carnewschina. With 600 kilometers of range, the MG Mulan is very attractive with a very oriental aesthetic touch.
Although in China it has been called Mulan, like the famous Disney character, in other markets it will receive a different name. It is expected that for Europe it will end up being called MG4, thus continuing with the nomenclature of the house. Some voices suggest that it could also be called MG CyberE, although there is nothing confirmed about it. What is clear is that his attention is directed to models such as the Nissan LEAF or the Volkswagen ID.3, electric belonging to the compact segment.
Leaving aside the aesthetic approach, each one who judges according to their own criteria, the MG Mulan or MG4 shows some very interesting data. By debuting the Nebula platform of the SAIC group, the compact has appropriated measures that take it to the 4.29 meters long, 1.83 meters wide and 1.52 meters tall with an impressive 2.7 meter wheelbase. In that format halfway between the European B and C segments, the Mulan hides a very well presented electrical scheme.
The mechanical offer will revolve around two different NCM battery formats: 51 and 64 kWh capacity manufactured by Ningde E-CON Power System. In any of its options, it will be associated with a single rear engine that develops 204 horsepower. Depending on the size of the battery, the autonomy will be greater or less, and now we know its most positive data. The MG Mulan homologates up to 600 kilometers of range, although be very careful because this distance is measured in the CLTC cycle.
The CLTC homologation cycle is exclusive to the Chinese market, so its arrival in Europe should be announced with a range of more than 400 kilometers. We cannot predict a specific figure, but it will be less than the 600 kilometers per charge that have just been announced. Despite this loss, we are talking about a fairly wide operating range for a compact. Its most direct rival would be the ID.3 with a 58 kWh capacity battery that homologates 415 kilometers of autonomy.
It must be recognized that MG is making an effort in its new compact. The technical innovations go beyond its NCM (Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese) batteries. It will be the first car of the company to present a Cell-to-Pack battery system that will allow it to lower costs. In terms of prices, there is still nothing official, although it is expected that prices for the local market will start below 30,000 euros. Production has already started, although the first units will not be delivered until the end of the year. Europe will be able to start enjoying it next year, although there is no official date.