May 27, 2023

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New MG Marvel R electric SUV promises heroic performance

MG has discovered its new Marvel R electrical SUV, which has rivals these types of as the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia e-Niro squarely in its sights. It is because of on sale in the EU within just a handful of months, but there are at present no designs to promote it in the British isles.  

The manufacturer claims the Marvel R has a WLTP electrical range of 250 miles (400km), which is aggressive, if not earth-shattering.

Having said that, at four,674mm very long, 1,919mm wide and 1,618mm tall, the Marvel R is substantially bigger than the Kona, so should present great practicality. The 2,800mm wheelbase is also a complete 200mm lengthier than that of the Kona, so passenger space should be drastically better.

The boot will present 357 litres of space, which is nothing special, and 1,396 litres with the rear seats folded down.

There will be two variations of the Marvel R 1 will have two electrical motors on the rear axle, and the other will have a third electrical motor on the front axle, making it 4-wheel generate.

The 4-wheel-generate model’s a few motors deliver 288hp and 665Nm of torque, and can speed up the Marvel R from -62mph in just four.9 seconds. Leading speed is minimal to 125mph.

If you use a fast charger, the Marvel R batteries can be topped up from vacant to 80 for every cent in just 30 minutes. It also characteristics a V2L (automobile-to-load) technique, which allows the car’s batteries to energy an exterior system, these types of as an air pump, or even to cost an additional electrical automobile.

The MG Marvel R is scheduled to go on sale in Might in the EU with charges established to be introduced nearer the time. British isles revenue are off the table but we’ll enable you know if that modifications. 

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