Electric MG 5 EV estate on sale now from £30,995

Available to order now, the updated electric estate gets a new look and MG’s latest infotainment

  • Range of 249 miles
  • New design and 10.25-inch infotainment
  • Available to order now from £30,995

The updated MG 5 EV estate is now on sale, with prices starting from £30,995. This mid-life facelift brings a radical new exterior design as well as upgraded technology and more standard equipment.

The new MG 5 looks much sharper than the pre-facelift model, thanks in part to slimmer headlights and the removal of the large fake grille on the outgoing model. The overall design now appears reminiscent of the newly-revealed MG 4 hatchback; redesigned front and rear bumpers make the car’s silhouette more angular, while the rear end is made more interesting by a new intricate LED tail light signature.

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The new MG 5’s interior has also been given a drastic update; sitting on top of the dashboard is a new 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen, bolstered by a seven-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The overall layout of the MG 5’s cabin has become more modern and minimalist; one drawback, however, is that the climate controls have been buried within the touchscreen, a trend that can make them tricky to operate on the move.

MG is offering the new 5 EV estate in two distinct configurations: SE and Trophy. The SE trim acts as the entry point into the range and starts from £30,995. As standard this car gets the aforementioned LED lights and infotainment setup as well as 17-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels, air-conditioning and a reversing camera. The SE also benefits from the full MG Pilot suite of safety systems which includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic jam assist, speed limit assist and automatic high beams.

Starting from £33,495, the Trophy trim sits at the pinnacle of the MG 5 EV range. On top of what’s already included with SE trim, Trophy cars get larger 18-inch alloys, privacy glass, automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats and a 360-degree camera system.

Both models are only available with the Long Range setup from the outgoing car: a 61kWh battery, a 154bhp electric motor and front-wheel drive. Up to 249 miles of range is possible in optimum conditions, which is better than the claimed ranges for the Nissan Leaf and Peugeot e-2008.

First deliveries for the new MG 5 EV are expected to arrive in September 2022. At this stage, MG has no plans to sell a less expensive ‘standard range’ model in the UK. This would use a smaller 50kWh battery and provide a range of around 200 miles. Consequently, buyers will have to wait for the forthcoming MG 4 if they wish to get an electric family car from the brand for around £25,000.

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