The former British brand MG ended up in the Nanjing Automobile Group in 2006 and later, which merged into SAIC in 2007. But the respectable, century-old brand was revived and developed new products. In 2021, MG introduced the MG Marvel R Electric as the company's first electric station wagon. Previously, the carmaker offered two other electric vehicles, named MG5EV and MG ZS EV.
With the Marvel R, the company opened a new chapter in its lineup. MG built the C-segment lifestyle SUV on a new platform. While it showed more like a crossover or a raised station wagon, the Marvel R aimed at European customers, not only at the British ones. The designers deleted the grille at the front and installed a panel under the LED strip used as a daytime running light. Two side scoops hosted the fog lights in the bumper, while the headlights showed a C-letter pattern on top of the fenders. Its waved, ascending beltline connected the front and rear lamps and formed a shoulder line over the rear wheel-arches. The arrow-like taillights pointed toward the car's center were connected via a horizontal red light strip in the back.
Inside, the carmaker installed a big, 19.4" touch-screen as a center stack, with a few physical buttons at the bottom and a 12.3" digital instrument panel.
The Marvel R was powered by three electric motors: one at the front and two in the rear, which offered 288 hp. Depending on the car's configuration, it provided a WLTP range of 400 km. The base version featured just two electric motors for the rear axle.