It’s safe to say that 2020 hasn’t been a good one for most car firms, with many seeing substantial declines in registrations.
But there’s a big exception to that rule and that’s MG, as despite coronavirus setbacks, this brand has delivered nearly 50 per cent more cars than it did in 2019.
With a strong focus on value, this brand is striking a chord with British buyers, and is being helped by a flourishing range of models to choose from, a great seven-year warranty and a growing network of dealers.
But if you’re looking at an MG, what models are on offer? Let’s take a look.
MG3 – from £12,195
The most affordable point to the MG range, the ‘3’ supermini offers the spaciousness of a larger car for the same price as a typical city car, with a £12,195 starting price undercutting many of its rivals.
It’s good fun to drive, looks the part and comes very well-equipped as standard – all models coming with 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen.
MG ZS – from £15,495
The key driver behind MG’s success - the ZS - is one of the most affordable compact crossovers on the market today. With a low starting price of £15,495, the ZS is also comfortable and an ideal small family car due to its practical cabin.
It has also recently been updated, with the latest model delivering a more modern look, even more standard kit and an uplift in quality.
MG ZS EV – from £25,495
MG’s first electric car has proven a huge hit since being introduced in 2019. In fact, it’s now one of the UK’s most popular electric cars.
Retaining all the same practicality of the standard ZS, the EV offers low running costs and a zippy electric powertrain that offers a decent electric range of 163 miles. A range of enticing offers and loads of standard kit also adds to the appeal.
MG HS – from £20,995
MG’s largest model is the HS, which goes head-to-head to rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar – undercutting both with its low £20,995 starting price.
The HS offers an impressively roomy interior that makes it the pick of the MG line-up where family car duties are concerned, while standard equipment is superb. All versions come with leather upholstery, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, reversing camera and adaptive cruise control to name but a few luxuries.
MG HS PHEV – from £29,995
Joining MG’s growing electrified range is a new plug-in hybrid version of the HS. It’s the brand’s first plug-in hybrid model and offers by far the most power of any of its models – the setup producing 254bhp in all, and allowing for a 0-60mph time of just 6.9 seconds.
MG is also claiming it can travel for 32 miles on electricity, and providing you keep the battery charged up will offer some very low running costs – a 155.3mpg fuel economy figure is given, along with CO2 emissions of 43g/km.
MG5 – from £24,495
Another new entry to the firm’s range in 2020 is the electric MG5. If you want an electric car that delivers great value for money, there are few better options than this as its £24,495 starting price makes it one of the most affordable ways to get behind the wheel of a new EV.
A 214-mile electric range is excellent, as is the long list of kit that’s included for the price. Interestingly, the MG5 is also currently the only electric estate you can buy – a key selling point for those wanting a more practical EV.Enquire on a new MG