2023 MG 4 Five-Star NCAP Safety Rating
December 12, 2022
Incoming affordable electric hatch scores five stars in European NCAP safety testing, ahead of an Australian arrival next year.
The imminent MG 4 electric hatchback, expected to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2023 priced around $40,000, has received the top rating from Euro NCAP.
Australia’s safety body ANCAP is aligned with Euro NCAP’s protocols – although there are some tougher new ones for 2023 – so it would be reasonable to expect this score to carry over here. The MG 4 scored 83 per cent for adult occupant safety, 80 per cent for child occupant safety, 75 per cent for vulnerable road users, and 78 per cent for safety assist.
Government approval documents viewed by CarExpert reveal the MG 4 has been approved for sale at first with only the smaller 51kWh battery and rear-mounted 125kW electric motor. This powertrain gives the MG 4 a claimed 350km of range on the WLTP test cycle, and it can be charged at up to 150kW on a DC charger.
Standard features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, app integration, four levels of brake energy regeneration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a full range of driver-assist features. The MG4 EV will also handle regular over-the-air software updates.