MG has launched the new MG5 EV estate, which goes on sale from October 2020. The company expects the MG5, the MG ZS EV and the new MG HS Plug-in to account for over 50 per cent of its UK sales in 2021. MG is already the fourth most popular EV brand in the UK and the company believes latest model will further strengthen its position.
Like all MG models, the MG5 EV comes with a 7 year/80,000-mile fully transferable warranty as standard. It is powered by a 115kW electric motor (equivalent to 154 bhp), giving acceleration of 0-60mph in just over eight seconds, with a 52.2kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack that can be charged from zero to 80 per cent in just 50 minutes using a rapid charger. MG5 EV has a WLTP approved combined range of 214 miles in normal day-to-day use. This rises to 276 miles on the WLTP City driving cycle.
Prices start from £24,495 after the Plug-In Car Grant (currently £3,000) and users will benefit from 0 per cent Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2020-21 tax year, or 1 per cent in 2021-22.
Daniel Gregorious, MG’s Head of Sales & Marketing, said: “All New MG5 EV is an important addition to the MG range and helps us to take the next step in our Momentum and Growth plan, positioning MG as a high-tech EV leader, the go-to brand for mainstream and affordable EVs.
“We now have a range of three plug-in cars with something for everyone and with MG5 EV we’ve turned over a new leaf with Europe’s first SW EV. With a big boot, a big range and a small price tag, we really believe that MG5 EV is a real breakthrough in terms of value-for-money, practical EVs in the UK”.
The large boot is accessed from a wide tailgate opening. With the rear seats up and load cover in place there are 464 litres of boot space, or with the load cover retracted that extends to 578 litres with the rear seats still in place.
Drop the 60:40 folding seat back and the load capacity increases to a 1,456 litres.
The MG5 EV range consists of two versions, with prices starting at £24,495 for the Excite (after the Plug-in Car Grant).
It comes with 16-inch ‘Meteor’ alloys, remote entry with push-button start, air conditioning, four electric windows, electrically adjustable mirrors, smartphone compatibility, an eight-inch colour touchscreen and seven-inch driver information display, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, rotary gear selector, speed-sensing locking, three driving modes, rear parking sensors and follow-me-home headlights, as well as a 7-year warranty.
The Exclusive version adds leather-style upholstery with heated front seats with six-way electric adjustment for the driver, one-shot electric rear windows, silver roof rails, electrically adjustable folding heated mirrors, smart keyless entry with push-button start, an automatically dimming rear view mirror, rain-sensing wipers and satellite navigation.
All New MG5 EV Exclusive is available from £26,995 (after the Plug-in Car Grant).