This could be a game changer for the ever impressive MG Motor UK as the UK’s fastest-growing car brand is taking a bold step into a brand new area of the market with the all new MG5 EV, on sale from October 2020.
Quite unbelievably, the MG5 EV is a quite unique offering in Britain’s EV market, offering the flexibility and practicality of a capacious estate car with great driving dynamics and absolutely no exhaust emissions. MG5 EV is the perfect addition to MG’s rapidly expanding electric car portfolio, alongside MG ZS EV and the new MG HS Plug-in, which together are expected to account for over 50% of MG’s UK sales in 2021. The brand is already the fourth most popular EV brand in the UK and the latest model will further strengthen its position.
Like all MG models, All New 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 156PS), 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% 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 if the car is used solely for urban driving, as confirmed by the WLTP City driving cycle.
Prices start from just £24,495 after the Plug-In Car Grant (currently £3,000) and users will benefit from 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2020-21 tax year, or 1% in 2021-22.
Daniel Gregorious, MG’s Head of Sales & Marketing, explained to MotorMartin that: “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”.
MODEL RANGE, EQUIPMENT AND PRICING
The MG5 EV range consists of two versions, with prices starting at just £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 just £26,995 (after the Plug-in Car Grant).
MG currently has a network of 112 dealers with further expansion planned before the end of 2020. To find your local dealer, or to discover the high-tech, value-for-money range of cars on offer, please visit MG.CO.UK
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