MG will introduce the EP station wagon, its second EV (Electric Vehicle) in the Thai market, at the Thailand International Motor Expo on December 1.
The company already has an EV in the Thai market – the ZS EV launched in June last year.
The EP comes with a 163hp electric motor with 260Nm of torque, and a 50.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack giving it a range of 380kms per charge.
MG claims 0-100kmh acceleration in 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 185km/h.
Quick charging takes 40 minutes (0-80%) while normal home charging via MG’s charging box (0-100%) takes slightly over 7 hours, and costs approximately Bt200. There is also a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) with 3 charging options.
Exterior highlights include chrome and piano black front grille, automatic switching projector headlights, rear LED lights and sporty 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the EP comes with 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, soft-touch interior and 1,456 liters of luggage space with the rear seats folded.
There is stability control and ABS brakes, but the EP does not come with intelligent safety package that is offered in other MG models such as the HS.
Pongsak Lertrudeewattanavong, vice president of MG Sales (Thailand) Co Ltd, said the EP is an affordable EV.
“The concept for the EP is ‘EVeryone’ which means that it is meant to be affordable, convenient as well as having a low cost of ownership” he said.
MG says that maintenance cost for the first 5 years/100,000km is no higher than Bt8,000 (US$265). The battery modules can also be individually replaced instead of having to replace the whole battery unit.