MG 5 EV: All you need to know

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Author: | Updated: 25 Sep 2020 08:50

The all-electric MG 5 has been revealed, offering up to 214 miles of range and a practical 579-litre boot.

It’s one of two new electrified MG models and is priced from £24,495 after the government’s plug-in car grant is taken into account.

MG 5 front

It’s aim is simple: the undercut the likes of the VW I.D3 and dozens of other incoming electric vehicles on price.

Exterior

We have not seen the design before in the UK, mainly because this car is based on the Roewe Ei5 estate that’s popular in China.

MG 5 side

Style is not its strong point. Its huge 579-litre boot is without doubt the reason most people would choose this EV. It certainly outdoes lots of European electric alternatives as far as space is concerned.

That said, all models feature 16in alloy wheels, air conditioning, parking sensors, cruise control and LED headlights.

MG 5  interior

Interior

Aside from the boot, the interior gets an impressive six-speaker stereo system, an 8in touchscreen infotainment system that’s smartphone compatible along with cloth trims.

If you want to add niceties such as leather upholstery and heated front seats, you’ll have to plump for the more expensive Exclusive trim level. It also introduces climate control, automatic wipers and satnav.

MG 5  boot

Battery

Both trims use a 155hp electric motor and a 52.5kWh battery to provide its impressive 214-mile range, which MG says can be extended to up to 276 miles in city environments.

You can recharge the MG 5 to 80% capacity in 50 minutes using a 50kW rapid charge points, while charging it at home via a wall box will take around 8.5 hours.

MG 5  rear

MG will be hoping that the Z5’s enticing price point will add to the success of its electric ZS crossover.

We’ll bring you leasing plans on the New MG Z5 as soon as they’re available.

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