it's probably already been asked (couldn't find did look honest) but any news if can tow or not? wasted ages going around & round looking on website & google searches ^^
That's right but I do wonder why.It can't tow. It does have a towing hitch behind the rear number plate, but that's strictly for mounting a bike carrier.
Charging while towing would certainly be a problem. Refuelling an ICE while towing is not easy either although you would do it less often. Actually never in my case as my ICE had more range than my daily caravan tow so I'd always take the car to the petrol station solo. You would need a huge battery to work that way in a BEV.Whilst there are not any lower than premium cars with a tow bar. It seems manufacturers are missing a trick to be the first to offer towing even for a trailer. People aren't stupid they know the economy of the vehicle will be less and it is their choice. The problem is charging whilst towing. I believe the next iteration of the MG ZS EV may have a towing capacity.
This^^^^^I read somewhere a while back (but can't remember where) that the tow hitch device will only be suitable for attaching a 2-bike carrier to. It isn't designed for actually towing anything. No doubt things will be clearer when we see detailed specs of the car and accessories. 🙂
The nose weight for many caravans is about 75 kg. It is for my one. The rest of the. 1200 kg is carried by the caravan wheels.As I recall there is weight limit of the bicycle rack of something like 75kg (don't quote me!). I'd expect very few things would weigh up to that amount which would be towed. So whether you decide to follow or break the rules, the hitch would not be up to towing anything of consequence.
Thanks for the clarity. I'm not that familiar with the towing. But in any case, the consumption would increase with any large object behind. On that note I wonder what carrying a couple of bicycles will do to the consumption.The nose weight for many caravans is about 75 kg. It is for my one. The rest of the. 1200 kg is carried by the caravan wheels.
Towing limits depend on the relative weight of the car and the caravan (stability) and the manufacturer's declared maximum towed weight (robustness of the vehicle - transmission, brakes etc).
That's for a braked trailer of any sort.