After being acquired by China’s Siac, the British-born MG is returning to the European market with an almost fully electrified range, headed by the Marvel R. This mid-size electric SUV, designed by the MG style centre in London, focuses on personal design and premium content. At just under 4.7 metres long, it has soft lines with a strong “technological” flavour.
The front has a strong character, with the protagonist being the thin LED strip that runs the full width of the upper part of the bumper, connecting the light clusters. Lower down, on the sides of the only opening that is present for battery cooling, are the main headlights, with the low-beam and high-beam parts also as LEDs. The side is sinuous, featuring a low beltline that leaves ample space for the glass surfaces, while the rear goes back to the motif of the light clusters, linked by a light strip.
The interior is minimalist but of high quality. The interior is spacious and displays carefully chosen materials. The star of the show is the large, vertical infotainment system screen which, with a 19.4 inch diagonal, replaces all the physical buttons on board. The model’s premium ambitions are expressed in the presence of elements such as the air conditioning system with electronically controlled vents, a subtlety that today is exclusively available on a few brands such as Porsche and Tesla.
The new MG Marvel R is powered by a 70 kWh battery that, depending on the version, supplies power to two rear electric motors for an output of 180 hp or three motors, two at the rear and one at the front, for a total of 288 hp. The range can go up to 402 km.