Along with the MG Marvel R Electric, a new MG5 Electric (2022 MG5 EV) with a fresh design and improved range debuted digitally in March 2021. After a lengthy delay, the model started arriving in European dealerships in March 2022.
On June 22, 2022, MG Motor UK took the wraps off the 2022 MG5 EV at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The unit displayed at the Goodwood House was a left-hand-drive configuration. It borrows design and features from its European counterpart while mechanical details have not been disclosed by MG UK as of now. The company has said that the price announcement and delivery dates will be announced soon.
Design & Interior
Compared to the current version, the 2022 MG5 EV has a cleaner design that makes it instantly recognisable as an MG electric car. At the front, the new model incorporates a specially designed nose without a large faux radiator grille, unlike the current model. The sleeker headlamps, vertical side air vents, and newly designed bumper lend the electric estate a sharper and bolder appearance.
Shiny new alloy wheels enhance the styling on the sides. At the rear, visual changes include tweaked combination lamps, a new bumper, and triangular faux air outlets housing smaller light reflectors.
The 2022 MG5 has a more contemporary design in the cabin. The new dashboard is sleek and stylish, featuring blue inserts, slimmer and repositioned AC vents, a fully digital instrument cluster instead of a semi-digital unit, a new, floating touchscreen infotainment system, and a modern floor console. Overall, the new interior is cleaner and makes the cabin richer. The bright upholstery on the dashboard and seats sets a more vibrant tone and complements the fresh design of the interior.
The 2022 MG5 EV is offered in SE and Trophy trims in the UK market. MG Motor UK, in an official press note, has confirmed that the 2022 MG5 EV will come equipped with Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) capability, which means users will be able to power other electric devices using the energy stored in the battery. This is a great feature for those who enjoy camping or biking, as it allows them to use the same battery to power their portable heaters or e-bikes.
In addition to this useful new feature, the MG5 EV has also received interior design and technology upgrades, including a 10.25-inch widescreen infotainment system which has been upgraded with new software and now supports iSMART connected car functionality through MG’s dedicated smartphone app.
Some of the other notable features in the improved electric station wagon are automatic LED headlights and taillights, roof rails, rear parking camera, adaptive cruise control, 7-inch colour driver information display and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
The MG5 EV Trophy variant gets additional features in the form of rear privacy glass, leather interior with electric seat adjustment and heated front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers and a 360° camera. The European model of the MG5 EV carries MG Pilot advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and it makes its way to the British version.
|Aspect||2022 MG5 Specification|
|Boot Capacity||479 L|
|Battery Pack Capacity||61 kWh|
|Maximum System Power||154 bhp|
While the final charging specifications for the UK market are awaited, a full charge at home using Type 2 fast charging takes around nine and a half hours in the outgoing MG5.
The 2022 MG5 EV price in the UK has been announced on the company website. It is sold in two trims namely SE and Trophy at GBP 30,995 and GBP 33,495, respectively. The first deliveries expected before the end of 2022.
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