Updated MG5 EV revealed with longer 249-mile electric range

Updated MG5 EV revealed with longer 249-mile electric range

The revised electric estate car also gets a new look and more power

Though MG’s new MG5 EV might have only reached UK showrooms last year, the firm has already pulled the wraps off an updated model, which is said to “raise the bar even further in terms of design and appeal”. 

Revealed alongside its new Marvel R Electric electric SUV - which is yet to be confirmed for the UK - the MG5 will benefit from a larger battery (though it’s yet to be disclosed what size), which sees the range increase from 214 miles to 249 miles on a single charge. MG also says it is equipped for DC rapid charging, which takes 30 minutes to charge to 80 per cent. 

It’s set to also get a boost in power, too – increasing from 154bhp to 181bhp. That means it can now reach 0-60mph in 8.1 seconds.

The electric estate car will keep its 578-litre boot, while it will also be equipped with MG Pilot – a driver assistance pack including adaptive cruise control. 

Though the same estate car profile remains, MG has given it a more modern look, with more striking LED headlights and a more angular bumper. 

Matt Lei, CEO at MG Motor Europe: “When we relaunched the British MG brand under the banner of our parent company SAIC Motor, we made a promise to European drivers: making electric mobility accessible to drivers who are young at heart and ready to embrace a new electric lifestyle. Offering smart, practical, safe and technologically advanced cars is our main focus.

“With the new MG Marvel R Electric and MG5 Electric, we introduce two next-generation battery electric vehicles that meet the demands of the most discerning European motorists. Such as an attractive range, fast charging capability, advanced safety features and smart pricing. In addition, they are particularly modern and attractively designed.”

MG hasn’t announced full UK details, but has said the model is expected to launch in Europe in October.

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