SAIC Motor expected to launch two MG EVs in Malaysia soon

KUALA LUMPUR: The MG brand is set to make a comeback to Malaysia in 2024 as it marks 100 years of existence.

The British marque - now owned by China's SAIC Motor - is expected to introduce a number of models, going by distributor SAIC Motor Malaysia's announcement today.

MG's recent social media postings suggested product offerings in Malaysia will be purely electric in line with the direction Chinese car makers like BYD, Great Wall Motor and Chery are going on the local and regional fronts.

The models that are likely to launch locally are the MG4 electric hatchback and the MG ZS electric crossover - both of which will help to carve out a market for compact and affordable electric vehicles (EVs).


MG also makes hatchbacks and sports cars that use internal combustion engines and hybrid propulsion.

In terms of pricing,  the MG4 and ZS are believed to be positioned in the price range occupied by BYD Dolphin and Atto 3.

SAIC Motor Malaysia's announcement today was basically a drum roll to herald the imminent arrival of the modern MGs with much of the statement focusing on the rich heritage of the brand.

The Malaysian website for MG has already been set up albeit in basic form and you can check it out to get some idea of MG's "timeless excellence, racing DNA and British elegance" coupled with Chinese innovation.

MG cars were last sold locally in 2004 under Brooklands Motors Sdn Bhd.

Autos MG Motor