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Part of its commitment to support sustainable mobility, MG Philippines makes an electrified stamp on the local automotive landscape with the introduction of two new, exciting pure electric vehicles (EV): the Marvel R EV SUV, and the fun and sporty MG4 EV Hatchback.

The advent of MG Philippines’ new EV models aligns with a rising interest among Filipino motorists for modern, sustainable, fully-electric mobility solutions that are both user-friendly and suited for everyday use. 

The new MG Marvel R EV SUV and the MG4 EV Hatchback make their official Philippine debut from October 6-8, 2023, via a public launch event at the BGC Activity Grounds, at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.

Both the Marvel R EV SUV and the MG4 EV Hatchback will be available for public test drive on these days and exciting prizes such as gaming consoles, gadgets, and official MG merchandise await all who sign up and take these new generation MG EVs for a spin around a sanctioned test drive route around BGC. Aside from the new MG EVs, the MG HS SUV, MG GT Sport Sedan, and MG ZS Crossover SUV will be on display and made available for test drive.  

Concurrent with the public launch event, the Marvel R EV SUV and the MG4 EV Hatchback will be available for retail at all select, authorized MG dealers. This list of dealerships that are ready for EV orders and bookings includes MG Alabang, MG North Edsa, MG Libis, MG Commonwealth, MG Malabon, MG Makati, MG San Fernando, MG Santa Rosa, MG Iloilo, MG Cebu Mandaue, MG Cebu Talisay, MG Davao, and MG Davao Matina. Moving forward, MG Philippines aims to develop the entire local MG dealership network to follow this standard: making dealerships EV-ready, while still addressing the needs of customers who own and drive internal combustion engine (ICE) MG vehicles. 

MG MARVEL R EV UV: ELEGANCE, ELECTRIFIED

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A refined, well-poised, and energized drive awaits behind the wheel of the sophisticated MG Marvel R EV SUV. The vehicle possesses a polished exterior highlighted by striking LED daytime running lights, headlights, and taillights, and flowing body lines that provide a smooth contour from tip to tail. Inside, the Marvel R provides refined comfort with Nappa leather seats equipped with both heating and ventilating functions; soft-touch materials for the dashboard and door panels; excellent cabin acoustics with over 95% of the interior covered by NVH soundproof materials; an intelligent and adaptive air conditioning system; concert-quality sound from a balanced and powerful 8-speaker sound system; and a 64-color ambient lighting system that transforms the atmosphere inside the Marvel R and can be adjusted to move to the rhythm of your music. And while the creature comforts abound, the Marvel R is likewise outfitted with a fully digital cockpit that provides an engaged and intelligent driving experience. Control all the car’s major functionalities via a large and responsive 19.4” touch screen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto encased by a Corning Gorilla Glass surface plate. Enjoy 360-degree vehicle view which provides full visibility around the car from inside the cabin; a 12.3” customizable digital cluster displays all necessary driving information in real time; a wireless smartphone charging pad that ensures you don’t have to deal with any messy and unruly cables; and a voice-activated command system that conveniently activates basic functions such as operating the air conditioning, sun roof, windows, radio, and more, allowing you to keep both hands safely on the wheel. And speaking of safety: the Marvel R’s  list of passive and active safety systems—including Blind Spot Detection (BSD,) Lane Keeping Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Intelligent Speed Alert, Pedestrian Warning System, Traction Control, Hill Hold Control, Cornering Brake Control, and Autonomous Emergency Braking to name a few—are in place to ensure the safety of all who take a ride or drive in this cutting-edge EV. As for the Marvel R EV SUV’s driving stats, there’s a lot to write home to about. A 2-Gear Electric Drive System is fitted to the vehicle’s rear axle, pumping out 186 Ps (137 Kw) and 410Nm of torque, allowing the Marvel R to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a quick 7.9 seconds while giving it the capability of hitting a top speed of 200km/h. And “range anxiety” is not a concern for drivers as the Marvel R is equipped with a 70kWh battery that offers up to 402km of range. The battery can be charged from 5-80% in just 43 minutes via a Type-2 DC charger. The Marvel R EV SUV also received the Best Large SUV 2023 award from La Tercera, one of the leading newspapers and media outfits in South America. All in all, there’s really only one word that appropriately encompasses what the Marvel R is all about; it’s simply “marvelous.” 

The MG Marvel R EV SUV is available in the Philippines as a single variant, with an SRP of Php 2,588,888. It is complemented by an 8-year/160,000km EV battery warranty, and a 5-year/100,000 vehicle warranty. 

MG4 EV HATCHBACK: ELECTRIFIED PERFORMANCE 

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Stepping into the world of pure electric mobility is fun and easy with the MG4 EV Hatchback. Playful, functional, spacious, a joy to drive, and bursting with modern technology, the MG4 channels the youthful energy of MG in a purely electric package. For starters, it’s a standout looker, with an eye-catching front fascia; a sloping, aerodynamic roof that ends at its dual-wing spoiler; and a stylish rear light set highlighted by Cygnus cross-shaped accent lights with a full LED taillight assembly. Inside, a simple yet sophisticated instrument panel and ergonomic floating center console give the MG4 a unique cabin layout. Up on the dash, you’ll find a 7” full LCD screen that displays the vehicle’s driving stats, and a 10.25” floating touch screen with reduced reflective rate that’s equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone connectivity. Below that is a wireless charging pad for your mobile phone, removing any hassles you might encounter from messy charging cables. The MG4 has a lot to offer in terms of a comfortable and well-appointed cabin but this car is a real performer, too. Sharp steering, a tight turning radius, and a rigid, aluminum alloy subframe with 50:50 front and rear load split and low a center of gravity all contribute to the MG4’s exceptional handling and comfort. And in terms of power, the MG4 is definitely no slouch. With an effective 203 Ps (150 Kw) and 250Nm of torque driven from the rear wheels, the MG4 can launch from 0-100km/h in just 7.1 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 161km/h in nothing flat. The MG4’s range is likewise impressive, providing up to 435km of range on a single full charge. And speaking of charging: the MG4’s battery can fill from 10-80% in as low as 26 minutes when plugged into a Type-2 DC charger at a maximum rate of 14kW. And it should be mentioned that just within this year, the MG4 EV Hatchback was the top recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in global motoring. It has been recognized as the 2023 Car of the Year and 2023 Best Family Car from the UK Car of the Year Awards; the Bargain of the Year 2023 award from Top Gear; EV of the Year from Automotive Management Awards; Car of the Year 2023 from the Irish Times; and the 2023 Car of the Year from Which EV. People all around the world are celebrating the MG4, and for good reason. This agile, sporty, and fun electric hatchback marries sports car-like performance and smart technology, creating a truly one-of-a-kind driving experience. 

The MG4 EV Hatchback is available in the Philippines in two variants, with the following prices: 

MG4 EV Standard: Php 1,468,888

MG4 EV Lux: Php 1,738,888

It is complemented by an 8-year/160,000km EV battery warranty, and a 5-year/100,000 vehicle warranty. 

“With the launch of the Marvel R and MG4 , our goal is for MG Philippines to truly kickstart the everyday electric revolution for Filipino motorists by providing safe, modern, and truly attainable EVs that can be owned and maintained with ease,” says Felix Jiang, President of SAIC Motor Philippines (SMP.)

“The addition of these new generation, sustainable, pure electric vehicles to MG Philippines’ stable of exciting, British heritage vehicles shall open the door to even bigger things to come, as we approach our 100th year anniversary for the MG brand in 2024. During our brand centennial, and carrying over into 2025, MG Philippines is set to release no less than eight all-new MG models, while bringing MG Philippines’ dealership network to a total of 60 nationwide. All in all, we thank everyone who has played a significant part in the MG Philippines story thus far and we are truly excited to continue growing the MG brand in the Philippines, as we carry on providing the latest, extraordinary MG products and services to Filipinos nationwide.”

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