The MG MG5 is all about offering high-end features for a mid-range price. The sedan has already proved to be a head-turner. The MG MG5 is the new torchbearer that is taking over the older model of MG MG350. The sedan car reflects a European aesthetic style. The MG MG5 has gone to keep the same corporate looking front end as the rest of the MG range. The side profile also matches with the MG MG3 and the MG MG6 vehicles.
The vehicle is all set to compete with all other sedans in the country. The car has the promise to deliver British engineering and design. The MG MG5 comes with an engine that can deliver 112hp and 150 Nm of torque that comes from a 5-speed manual transmission box.
The car offers enough comfort for passengers with a good amount of legroom. The driver can always find a better driving position to drive with height adjusters in place. The car has the dimensions of 4601mm of length, 1818mm of width and 2680mm of wheelbase which makes the car very compact.
The MG MG5 as a sedan carries forward the progressive and contemporary presentation of the MG lineup. This, therefore, has nothing more to offer other than the utmost comfort and pleasure in the driving experience. The sedan features a very stylish design, very impressive performance statistics, and cutting-edge automotive technology. The driving experience thus stands out to be unique and very rewarding. The driver and the passengers will love their drives be it within the city or on the highway. MG has put forth a car that will redefine sedan ownership.
The MG MG5 handles all kinds of road conditions with supreme authority. The electronic power steering can maneuver through the sharpest corners with effortless dexterity. The engine can deliver as much power as is necessary and the CVT or the continuously variable transmission helps keep the engine running with maximum efficiency and acceleration.
The car has NVH insulation and offers good ride comfort in its class. The comfort comes from the torsion beam based rear suspension alongside MacPherson Struts in the front. It is for this reason; potholes or rough strips do not at all bothers the passengers in the cabin of the car. So much is comfort; passengers can easily fall asleep while riding.
The 1.5L 112-hp engine is capable of churning 150 Nm of torque that is mated to a CVT. The vehicle comes with all the necessities that are required for a good car. The drive is smooth with reasonable acceleration to experience. The fuel economy of the car is on par with most competitors but most of it can be made in terms of road and driving conditions.
The MG MG5's interior has a really interesting color variant on offer. Buyers can choose the monotone black or two-tone black and even the much soothing beige color. Mainly the upper variants feature the two-tone colors alongside leather seats. The lower variants, on the other hand, have sport cloth based upholstery.
Almost every touch-point on the vehicle comes padded. All the stitches made on the leather covers and upholstery is quite well-done. The trim is so made that it has a 3-dimensional effect.
Next, to focus on the elaborate dashboard in the front, this has a display of 8 inches, a two dial setup in the gauge cluster, the screen in the middle of the gauge cluster is a multi-function display with a host of information for the driver to access. The digital screen displays fuel economy, battery voltage, range, tire pressure, speed and also the fuel consumption of the car. There are 2 USB port sockets as well as a fast-charging 12-volt socket for the passengers to hook their gadgets during a drive. A 4 speaker system with a pair of tweeters and a pair of woofers emits the sound of a decent sound system. The controls are all made from sturdy pieces of plastic and lies well within the range of the driver.
The climate control and infotainment in the car can be well controlled with just one knob. The center button upon getting pressed brings the home screen while turning it adjusts the volume. As the MG MG5 does not come with an automatic climate control option, one can use the touch-screen or the knob to adjust the fan speed and the interior temperatures.
The seating capacity in this wonderful vehicle is 5 which are like any normal sedan. It is also the only car which has a sun-roof in its price segment. The backrests can be folded in accordance with need. While the seats cannot be folded completely, it does allow for larger commodities to fit in the car.
The MG MG5 has enough protection on offer for the passengers as well as the driver. It has dual airbags, ABS+EBD technology in place, brake assist and a child restraint system named ISOFIX. The steering wheel is D-shaped and has a real good feel and texture to it. The number of airbags is 4 in total, out of which two are in the front and two on the sides.
The vehicle has an athletic exterior which is suitably complemented by that quality interior. The front end of the MG MG5 has LED projector lamps, which scores over many others that have halogen ones. The visibility of the LED daytime running lamps, projector headlamps is improved manifolds. Visibility on dark roads or corners and bends are much better. The grille of the vehicle has horizontal running slats. On the side of the sedan, the roofline goes back further on. This gives some more appeal to the side profile of the car. The tail lamps have a sporty look. There is a real appeal with some bold looks for this car. The bodywork makes it a distinctive and refined car design.
There is a trunk in the rear of the vehicle with close to 500L of boot space. The rear taillights have bars alongside LED lights that add to the character and appeal of the car. The vehicle is overall sleek and has a look that sets it higher in terms of consideration for a new buyer. It is indeed a very well-proportioned sedan to own and drive around. The side-mirrors retract automatically on locking the car.
MG5 Pros & Cons
- Very Progressive and Contemporary Vehicle
- Cutting edge technology
- Spacious and Practical Cabin Inside
- Excellent features even for an entry-level car
- Softer steering
- Absence of front fog lamps