The vehicle is named after Mulan, a legendary folk heroine in ancient China.
The Mulan will join MG’s two electrified crossovers – the battery-powered version of the ZS and the plug-in hybrid variant of the HS – to support the brand’s global expansion, SAIC said.
The MG Mulan is the first vehicle SAIC has developed on its “Nebula” platform for full-electric vehicles.
The hatchback, crafted by SAIC’s design teams in Shanghai and England, is 4,287 mm long, 1,836 mm wide and 1,516 mm tall, with a 2,705 mm wheelbase.
It is powered by phosphate iron lithium batteries supplied by CATL and an electric motor with maximum power of 125 kW, and can reach the speed of 100 kilometers per hour within 3.8 seconds, according to SAIC.
Its top speed is 160 km per hour, according to information SAIC has submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s auto industry regulator.
The Mulan will go on sale in China and European markets simultaneously. In China, it will be priced below 200,000 yuan ($29,800), SAIC said, without disclosing when the vehicle will reach showrooms.
In 2005, Nanjing Auto, a state-owned Chinese automaker, bought the MG brand from bankrupt U.K. automaker MG Rover. Nanjing Auto was later merged into SAIC.
SAIC produces vehicles for MG brand in China, Thailand and India.
In 2021, MG’s global sales surged 50 percent to exceed 520,000, with deliveries outside China spiking 57 percent to some 360,000, according to SAIC.