MG5 EV extends range to 250 miles with new bigger battery option

21st Jul 2021 Danny Morgan

The MG5 EV all-electric estate will have a new long-range model available to order, with prices starting from £26,495 after the Government plug-in car grant.

The MG5 EV was the first all-electric estate when it launched in October 2020, offering a compelling value-driven alternative to the raft of electric SUVs available.

Porsche has since launched its electric Taycan Cross Turismo “estate”, but the MG5 remains the only traditional electric estate at an affordable price.

The new 250-mile WLTP range is due to the larger 61.1kWh battery found in the Long Range model.

It is capable of fully charging at home in around 9.5 hours using a dedicated home charge point installation, while a 100kW DC public rapid charger will provide an 80% charge in 40 minutes.

The new Long Range MG5 EV also includes MG’s Pilot Driver Assistance System, which offers a suite of safety and driver assist features such as Active Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and more.

Otherwise, the MG still retains the same exterior and interior styling and the practical 578-litre boot that made the first model such an attractive prospect to EV buyers.

The Long Range will also be available in Excite and Exclusive trims, with the top-range spec receiving leather seats, heated front seats and driver’s lumbar support.

Prices for the Excite trim start from £26,495 after the Government plug-in car grant, while the Exclusive starts from £28,995 inclusive of the grant.

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