If you want to go electric and having lots of space is important to you, the MG5 EV is the perfect car. This 100% electric estate has an enormous boot and is powered by a 52.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery sends power to a 154bhp electric motor which powers the front wheels. An electric range of 214 miles (WLTP) and the ability to rapid charge from <10 to 80% in 50 minutes at a 50kW charge station means you can go electric without changing the way you drive or plan your journeys. Choose from two trim levels: Excite and Exclusive. Excite kicks the range off with rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, cruise control and an 8” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Step up to the Exclusive model and you get Smart Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start, leather upholstery, an electric driver’ seat and heated front seats.
The MG5 EV is a purposeful estate. It sits on 16” alloy wheels with tinted rear windows and roof bars giving it a utilitarian look. Inside, there’s a 7”colour driver’s display and an 8” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.
Thanks to Eco, Normal and Sport drive profiles, you can tune the way your MG5 EV responds on the road. It can be great fun with instant access to 154bhp and 260Nm of torque, and it’s more refined and smoother than any petrol car.
The MG5 EV has a long wheelbase to maximise rear legroom. It’s fantastic for growing families and packs an impressive 578-litres of boot space. The charge port is located behind the front badge and the charge cable is stored in the boot.
Living with it
The MG5 EV has features that make life easier, like keyless entry, parking sensors, a parking camera and satellite navigation. A 50kW charge station will give you a 30% power boost in a little under 30 minutes, or an 80% charge in 50 minutes.