The MG Mulan Triumph Edition is a new electric hot hatch that’s made its debut in China. If it looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s a high-performance version of the recently-unveiled MG 4 electric hatch.
If the words hot hatch and MG don’t mix, then stay put, because the Sino-British automaker’s electric hot hatch actually has some compelling stats you might be interested in. As you’ve seen in the headline, this compact hatch the size of a Mazda 3 or Honda Civic hatch has a dual-motor powertrain that produces 449 hp and a whopping 600 Nm to all four wheels. For perspective, that’s more than twice the power as the MG 4, which has a rear-mounted electric motor that delivers 168 hp or 200 hp. 0-100 kph happens in just 3.8 seconds, and when it’s fully charged, it has claimed range of 460 kilometers under the Chinese testing procedure.
The MG Mulan Triumph Edition isn’t just about the acceleration either. MG has given the Mulan Triumph Edition beefier brakes, larger 18-inch wheels wrapped in 235/45 Bridgestone tires, as well as a torque vectoring system from its all-wheel drive (AWD).
As for the way it looks, the MG Mulan Triumph Edition is very similar to the standard MG 4. The only way to tell that it’s the performance-oriented model is through its orange brake calipers. LED exterior lighting comes as standard, and since it’s an electric car, it doesn’t have a grille anymore for cooling. The full-width LED taillights have Y-shaped tips at each side of the vehicle, while the rear bumper has a satin silver faux skid plate, though make no mistake, this isn’t by any means a crossover SUV.
The interior is likewise similar to the MG 4, which means it gets a horizontal dash design that’s dominated by two freestanding screens. The transmission is controlled via a rotary knob, and thanks to the new rear-wheel drive (RWD) Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) that’s dedicated to MG’s electric vehicles (EVs) moving forward, the interior has a very flat floor. The electronics architecture of the MSP platform also supports over-the-air (OTA) updates for its features and powertrain.
The MG Mulan Triumph Edition seems to be exclusive to China for now, but the MG 4 is a model that will be sold globally, with UK being the brand’s first international market.