The MG4 Essence 64 sits in the middle of the Chinese brand’s electric small car range, priced at $47,990 (plus on-road costs) and offering more performance and equipment.
On top of the standard equipment on the Excite model - which includes LED lights a 7.0-inch digital instrument panel and 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - the Essence adds a six-speaker sound system, wireless smartphone charging pad and 18-inch alloy wheels with aero covers.
The Essence 64 has a 150kW electric motor and 64kWh battery, which provides a range of 430km. All models in the MG4 line-up are equipped with vehicle-to-lead technology, which means you can draw power from the car to power external appliances.
The cabin is spacious, with good room front and back, and the Essence 64 steps it up from the Excite models with a combination of leather and fabric upholstery, a heated steering wheel and heated seats.