The Chinese concern SAIC announced two new items for the European market at once. Both vehicles will be purely electric and are intended to boost the company’s sales in the UK and elsewhere.
The first will be the mid-size MG Marvel R crossover with a length of 4674 mm. In China, the debut of the novelty took place just a month ago, there the car was presented under the name Roewe Marvel R, but the Roewe brand in the SAIC concern is considered only Chinese and for the domestic market.
The brand change to MG brought new logos, although the exterior remained unchanged. They also decided to leave the interior unchanged, five passenger seats in the cabin, a 12.3-inch screen, a 19.4-inch vertical media system tablet and new equipment. The list also includes two trunks – a front rack with 150 liters and a rear rack with a volume of 357 liters.
Under the hood of the European MG Marvel R is the same engine as in the case of the Roewe Marvel-X, with a return of 288 hp. Acceleration takes 4.9 seconds, and the maximum speed reaches 200 km / h. A rear-wheel drive version with two motors will also be added to the lineup.
The engine will be paired with a 70 kWh battery, the crossover will be able to cover 400 km according to the WLTP cycle, and it will take only 30 minutes to charge in fast mode.
In addition, a restyled MG 5 Electric station wagon is expected in Europe. Details about the technical characteristics of the new items are kept secret, the engineers have so far shown only the appearance of the expected car. Trunk volume – from 578 to 1456 liters.