Introducing the new MG5 EV

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We recently had the pleasure of seeing the MG5 EV first-hand, and we were impressed! It is the second EV to come from MG, with a price tag starting from £24,495, with the top of the range model going for £26,995.

The MG5 is one of the most affordable EVs available, making it a serious choice for those looking to purchase an emissions-free car with plenty of space. The low price means it more than competes against the Renault ZOE (£28,795) and Nissan Leaf (£29,790).

Not only is the MG5 cheaper, but as you can see, it is also an estate. It offers more space compared to its hatchback competitors, making it an attractive choice for private hire professionals. Additionally, the increased size does not hinder the range with a WLTP rating of 214 miles, with a 0-80% charge time of 50 minutes.

Furthermore, the increased range in the MG5 surpasses the 163-mile range of their first EV, the ZS EV.

MG5 EV on charge

What is the MG5 EV like to drive?

When driving the MG, we found the range to be accurate, with driving conditions affecting range. We had the Exclusive model, and the ride was exceptional. Like all EVs, it was smooth and quiet, with a kick off the line. Additionally, the interior was well built, with no loose panels or squeaks.

Both MG5 specs come with an eight-inch central touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Also, it comes with a seven-inch driver information display, with a partially digital instrument panel.

The entry-level model is still well equipped, with a reversing camera system, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights, cruise control with a speed limiter function and a leather steering wheel coming as standard.

MG5 EV interior

In addition to the good range, low price and equipment, the MG5 EV comes with a seven-year/80,000-mile guarantee on the car, including the battery.

The MG5 EV looks set to be a serious contender for EVs in the lower price range. Its size, price and range make it a perfect EV for private hire.

If you would like to enquire about financing an MG5 EV, get in touch with our expert team today.