MG brand has come up with an immensely sporty all-electric crossover that made its world debut on June 13th. The car named MG Mulan or Hua Mulan has pronounced character lines and an aggressive front face that makes it a good-looking EV model.
MG Mulan: Sporty looks
Hua Mulan was a popular Chinese folk-actress. The car thus captures in spirit the heroine’s qualities of strength, courage and being oneself. The aggression at the front stems from the shark-like nose, the three-eyed headlights and a muscular bumper. The latter is assisted with vertically placed air intakes. Add to this the fiery overtone offered by the lip spoiler.
The sides are no less stylish, carrying sharp creases on the door panels and shoulders. The petal-shaped alloy wheels and the orange brake callipers seen from within this only add to the sporty feel of the car. MG Mulan has a floating roof and a rising beltline. The roof-mounted rear spoiler also has an unusual 2-part design. At its rear, the Y-shaped taillights run across the width of the car innervated at the centre only by the brand ‘MG’ logo.
MG Mulan: Performance
At its heart, the car runs on an electric motor that delivers up to 150kW. While the motor is supplied by UAES, the ternary battery pack is offered by Ningde E-CON Power System Co., Ltd. This company is in turn backed by SAIC. The vehicle’s charging port is situated on the rear quarter panel above the left wheel arch. The car can race from 0 to 100km/hr within 3.8 seconds.
MG Mulan has a rear-wheel-drive layout, which is coupled to a five-link rear suspension system. One more highlight of the car is that it comes equipped with the ‘zero thermal runway system’ that would save it from catching fire or in an incident of thermal runaway. The company says that the car carries ‘LBS recumbent cells’ that have energy packed at a higher density allowing for a slimmer dimension to the battery pack and thus making more room in the cockpit. Mulan will be officially disclosed in the near future.