The MG5 EV Estate, with a 214 mile electric range, will be on sale from October 2020 for £24,495.
The MG5 EV is a new addition to MG’s rapidly expanding electric car portfolio, alongside the MG ZS EV and the new MG HS Plug-in Hybrid, which together are expected to account for over 50% of MG’s UK sales in 2021. MG claims that it is already the fourth most popular EV brand in the UK.
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 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. A full charge at home using Type 2 fast charging can be attained in around eight and a half hours.
The 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.
MG says that the MG5 EV is aimed at fleet drivers, with prices starting 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.
With the rear seats up and load cover in place there’s 464 litres of boot space, or 1,456 litres with the rear seats down.
The MG5 EV range consists of two versions, with prices starting at £24,495 for the Excite and £26,995 for the MG5 EV Exclusive (after the Plug-in Car Grant).
There’s also a new MG HS Plug-in Hybrid SUV which goes on sale in October from £29,995. A 1.5-litre turbocharged engine works with a 90kW electric motor to give an EV-only range of 32 miles, CO2 emissions of 43g/km, and a combined power output of 258PS.
Power from the petrol engine is channelled through a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the electric motor transfers power through a four-speed electronic drive unit. Together they combine to provide 10 electronically controlled gear ratios.