MG MOTOR UK

Mg5 Hatchback

115kW Exclusive EV 53kWh 5dr Auto

MG MOTOR UK

Mg5 Hatchback

115kW Exclusive EV 53kWh 5dr Auto

Business Price

Initial Rental: £2,008.53

Arrangement Fee: £229.16 ex VAT

£223.17

per month (ex VAT)

Personal Price

Initial Rental: £2,410.24

Arrangement Fee: £275.00 inc VAT

£267.80

per month (inc VAT)

Contract Type

Personal
Business

Initial Payment (Months)

1
3
6
9
12

Contract Length (Months)

24
36
48

Annual Mileage

Maintenance

Excess mileage and damage charges may apply

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EXTERIOR FEATURES

£695.00

PAINTWORK

£545.00
£545.00
£545.00
No cost
£695.00

TRIM

No cost
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • 3 Driving modes
  • 7" Colour driver information system
  • 8" colour touch screen
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • iGo Navigation system
  • PAS
  • Rear parking camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rotary gear selector
  • Trip computer
  • USB mobile phone charging function
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 4 USB ports
  • 6 speaker audio system with 3D sound
  • Aux input
  • DAB audio
  • iPod compatibility
  • Radio/MP3 player
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Auto headlights
  • Bi-function projection headlight
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour electric heated/adjust/fold mirrors
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear aero wiper
  • Front and rear electric windows with front and rear one-touch up/down
  • Front fog lights
  • LED centre brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Silver roof rails
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power sockets
  • 2nd row 60/40 split/fold
  • 3 spoke steering wheel
  • 4 way adjustable passenger seat
  • 6 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • Auto air conditioning with odour filter
  • Driver seat lumbar adjustment
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
  • Front headrests
  • Front seat back map pockets
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather style perforated upholstery
  • Reach/Tilt adjustable steering
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 2 x adjustable rear head rests
  • 3 regenerative braking system
  • ABS/EBD
  • Dual front airbags
  • EBA
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • ESP
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill launch assist
  • Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
SECURITY
  • Alarm system and engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and push button start system
  • Speed sensing door locks
WHEELS
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit
ELECTRIC VEHICLE DATA
  • Battery Capacity in kWh:52.5

  • Battery Charge Slow kW:7

  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage:0-100

  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes):420

  • Battery Charge Fast kW:50

  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage:0-80

  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes):50

  • Battery Charge Rapid kW:Not Available

  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage:Not Available

  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes):Not Available

  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW:Not Available

  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage:Not Available

  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes):Not Available

  • Battery Leased:No

  • Battery Type:Lithium-ion

  • Coupler/Connector Type:Type 2

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City:12.6

  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb:17.5

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City:4.9

  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb:3.6

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City:444

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb:344

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City:276

  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb:214

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO:Not Available

  • HC:Not Available

  • HC+NOx:Not Available

  • Noise Level dB(A):Not Available

  • NOx:Not Available

  • Particles:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:Not Available

  • Catalytic Convertor:Not Available

  • CC:1

  • Compression Ratio:Not Available

  • Cylinder Layout:Not Available

  • Cylinders:Not Available

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):Not Available

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):Not Available

  • Engine Code:Not Available

  • Engine Layout:Not Available

  • Fuel Delivery:Not Available

  • Gears:1 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:Not Available

  • Transmission:AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Combined (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Not Available

  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):Not Available

  • EC Urban (mpg):Not Available

GENERAL
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:Data Not Available

  • Badge Power:156

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Not Available

  • Coin Series:Exclusive EV

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:32D

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:15000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:80000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:7

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):7.7

  • Engine Power - BHP:156

  • Engine Power - KW:115

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:192

  • Engine Torque - MKG:26.5

  • Engine Torque - NM:260

  • Top Speed:115

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:N/A

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:205/60 R16

  • Tyre Size Rear:205/60 R16

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:16" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1513

  • Height (including roof rails):1536

  • Length:4544

  • Wheelbase:2665

  • Width:1818

  • Width (including mirrors):2059

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):Not Available

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1992

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1456

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):578

  • Max. Loading Weight:442

  • Max. Roof Load:35

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:Not Available

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:Not Available

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1550

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.3

By Line

MG adds another full-electric model to its range in the shape of this MG5 EV compact estate. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

MG continues to specialise in providing budget brand buyers access to full electrification at super-affordable prices. Here's the company's second zero emissions model, the MG5 EV, a compact estate that offers a 214 mile driving range and a spacious cabin seemingly little compromised by this model's advanced battery tech. All for a reasonably conventional price. Exciting? Possibly not. Clever? Definitely.

Background

Another fresh MG model - and it's not an SUV. The MG5 EV is electrified though - which is up to the minute, even if the genre of this car, a compact estate, is quite traditional. Basically, what's on offer here is an alternative to these compact SUV electric models that are now springing up, but at a much lower price and with more interior space. This MG5 is basically a European-ised version of a model from MG's Chinese parent group SAIC, the Roewe Ei5. Over 63,000 examples of that car have been sold to Chinese folk since it was launched in back in March 2018. So MG hopes the auspices are good for the chances of this car establishing a little niche for itself in our market.

Driving Experience

It's a sign of the times that you can't have any sort of combustion engine in an MG5, not even a plug-in hybrid one. And it's a reflection of the needs of the European market that the single EV model we do get is quite a lot more powerful than the version offered to the Chinese. Output has been raised by 42PS to 156PS reflecting the fact that family folk here have been conditioned to expect their EVs to be quite quick; so this one gets to 62mph in just over 8 seconds, on the way to a rather un-EV-like top speed of 115mph. Those family folk will be expecting a reasonably long driving range too, hence the installation of a gutsy 52.2kWh lithium-ion battery that's WLTP-rated at 214 miles. As usual in a full EV, the battery is mounted centrally under the floor in a manner that gives a low centre of gravity. This, to some extent, offsetting the inevitable downsides of the EV powertrain's extra weight. MG claims very similar handling characteristics to the conventionally-fuelled Chinese market model.

Design and Build

MG already sells the market's most affordable family-sized EV contender, the ZS EV. But while that model won't be quite big enough for some families, this contender might well be. It's 4.54m long, which, to give you some perspective, is about 100mm shorter than a Ford Focus Estate, though this MG's 2.6m wheelbase is only 43mm shorter than that Ford's. This MG5 is 1.82m wide and 1.54m tall too. The exterior styling is restrained and conservative, though not particular suggestive of a budget brand. You'll want to know about boot space, which is rated at 578-litres with the rear seats in place. That's about 200-litres more room than you'd get from an EV hatch like the Volkswagen ID.3. Fold the rear bench flat in this MG5 and you can extend your storage space to 1456-litres. Up-front, the fit and finish is close to volume brand standards, without feeling especially plush. The top 'Exclusive'-spec variant that most will want enhances things with niceties like leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof. On the rear seat, there's ample headroom and legroom, even for taller occupants.

Market and Model

There are two trim levels, base 'Excite' and 'Exclusive', with respective asking prices starting at around £25,000 for the 'Excite' variant - that's after the government's £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant has been deducted. 'Excite' trim gets you 16-inch 'Meteor' alloy wheels, 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, a 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 top 'Exclusive' version adds leather-style upholstery with heated front seats featuring six-way electric adjustment for the driver. Plus at this level there's 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. Safety features fitted across the range include mostly passive systems - there's not much in terms of camera-driven tech. You do though get front, side and curtain airbags, electronic brake assist, ABS with EBD, twin ISOFIX points in the rear, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Hill Start Assist and seatbelt warnings for front and rear passengers.

Cost of Ownership

Earlier we mentioned this car's 214 mile WLTP-rated driving range (51 miles more than a ZS EV) - which rises to 276 miles on the WLTP city cycle. Charging an MG5 EV is straightforward thanks to its combined CCS and Type 2 port, mounted within the front grille for easy access from either side of the car. The CCS plug is an enhanced version of the Type 2 plug, with two additional power contacts for the purposes of quick charging and supports AC and DC charging power. Featuring rapid charging capability, the car can charge from 0-80% in 50 minutes from a 50kW charging station (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in around eight and a half hours. That's two and a half hours longer than is needed by a ZS EV but overnight charging should still be easy. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug. The 52.2kWh battery pack is managed by MG's Intelligent Battery Temperature Control system and insulated from external temperature variations so that it can deliver the optimum power and range whatever the weather. As with all MG models, you also get one of the longest fully transferable warranties in its class, a 7 year/80,000-mile package being standard across all variants. Rivals such as SsangYong, Hyundai and Toyota only provide 5 years. Users will benefit from 0% Benefit-in-Kind tax during the 2020-21 tax year, or 1% in 2021-22. Insurance is group 32D.

Summary

As MG's sales grow, its model range widens. The brand's last family-sized model that wasn't a crossover was the MG6, a car that struggled to find any sort of sales traction at all in the UK market. This MG5 has much more to recommend it for sensible family folk wanting to take the plunge into full-EV motoring. For the price of a planet polluting mid-range Focus or Astra estate, you could have one of these, a car just as practical with zero tailpipe emissions and a model that you could run without ever having to visit a filling station again. Makes you think doesn't it?

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Personal Lease

£267.80

per month (inc VAT)