MG has revealed its first ever electric car, the eZS.
MG has remained tight-lipped on the technical specifications of the new eZS, with full details due to be released next month. However, Autocar understands power comes from a front-mounted 148bhp electric motor and the battery is good for a 268-mile range on the old NEDC cycle.
China’s is the world’s largest market for electric cars, and MG is the latest manufacturer to enter with a long-range electric vehicle; ranges in excess of 250 miles are now the norm, rather than the exception.
UK sales are not yet confirmed, but they are considered likely as part of the slow but steady growth of the MG brand and its transition to being an SUV maker.
MG is enjoying sales success in China, its domestic market under the ownership of SAIC. Last year, it sold 134,786 cars, a significant increase over the 80,389 sold in 2016.
That success is accelerating in 2018; to the end of August, MG had already surpassed its sales in 2017, having sold 179,109 new cars.