New MG 5 EV variant released in the UK
The MG 5 EV has gained a new variant with a larger 61.1 kWh battery in the UK, which the Chinese firm says gives it a 250-mile range. Prices for the new range-topping electric estate start at £26,495 for Excite trim, while the Exclusive starts from £28,995 (post-grant).
Pricing has not changed much from the model’s initial launch, which stood at £23,995 before subsidies. However, the range upgrade from the initial 214 miles is notable. UK-based MG notes that the vehicle can be charged up to 80% in 61 minutes from a 50kW rapid-charger or 40 minutes from a 100kW rapid charger. A full charge can be completed in approximately 9.5 hours from a standard home charger.
“With the new longer-range model, we’re offering MG customers even greater value and flexibility from their EVs,” said MG marketing director David Pugh, before adding: “With a full charge giving a WLTP-approved range of 250 miles and the ability to be rapid-charged to 80% in as little as 40 minutes, the MG 5 EV is a car that really can bring electric motoring to the masses, and it has played a big part in MG’s rapid charge ahead as one of the leaders in the UK EV market.”
In addition to the battery upgrade, the vehicle also includes MG’s pilot advanced driver assistance feature, which includes a selection of warning and alert features, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control.