New MG Marvel-R EV offers 250 mile range for £ 34,000 – .

New MG Marvel-R EV offers 250 mile range for £ 34,000 – .

MG has confirmed that its new Marvel-R electric SUV will be offered in Europe, which will allow it to compete competitively with C-segment electric vehicles such as the Kia e-Niro and Nissan Leaf.

On sale from the end of the month, the Marvel-R is priced at € 39,990 (£ 34,000) in the entry-level Comfort trim and € 47,990 (£ 40,820) in the high-end Performance trim. , but the brand has yet to confirm details of any UK launch plans. As this would require modifications for right-hand drive markets, no UK variant will arrive immediately.

It succeeds the HS SUV, available with a pure gasoline or plug-in hybrid powertrain, as the flagship of the MG range, bringing a host of new design elements and technological features that will carry over to its range mates. The updated ZS EV crossover, also unveiled today, already benefits from various shared features.

The Marvel-R is also the largest model in the MG family, measuring 4674mm long with a 2804mm wheelbase – a close match to the similarly priced Skoda Enyaq iV.

Its 357-liter trunk increases to 1,396 liters with the rear seats folded down, while the rear-wheel drive versions also offer 150 liters of storage space in the “funk”.

The Comfort and Luxury variants benefit from a rear-wheel-drive dual-engine powertrain delivering 178 hp and 302 lb-ft for a 0-62 mph time of 7.9 seconds, while the performance adds a motor on the axle. forward, increasing horsepower to 285 hp and 490 lb ft and cutting the 0 to 62 mph time by a full 3.0 seconds.

A 70 kWh battery is fitted as standard on all cars, giving the Marvel-R a WLTP certified range of 230 to 250 miles, depending on the transmission.

It can charge at rates of up to 92kW, which means it can be charged from 30-80% capacity in 30 minutes and 5-80% in 43 minutes.

It also offers reverse vehicle-to-charge (V2L) charging functionality, with a maximum charging capacity of 2500W available to power external devices.


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