MIAS 2022: MG 5 Core Plus offers improved onboard tech

Updated Apr 07, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is currently available at a discounted price of Php 683,888.

Following the introduction of the all-new MG HS, the British-bred automaker has launched an updated version of the MG 5 with the new Core Plus variant at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).

MG 5 Core Plus front view

MG 5 Core Plus

The new MG 5 Core Plus is based on the model’s mid-spec CVT Core, which is said to be a popular variant for the PH-spec model. This means that most of its features are taken from the latter with a few additions. All of which can be found in the cabin.

Starting with the larger 10-inch infotainment touchscreen that replaces the CVT Core’s 8-inch head unit. It is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so passengers can stay connected on the road. Moreover, the infotainment system still gets Bluetooth connectivity and AM/FM receiver.

MG 5 Core Plus interior view

It comes with improved tech features

The new and larger touchscreen also displays the view for the additional reverse camera for the Core Plus. With this, drivers can park in a spot with ease. For those who are looking for a 360-degree view camera, car buyers can consider getting the top-spec MG 5 CVT Alpha.

To top the additional onboard tech in the MG 5 Core Plus, the 4-speaker system of the CVT Core gets two more loudspeakers for a better listening experience. Other features included in the MG 5 Core Plus are driver and passenger airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, cruise control, and tire pressure monitoring.

MG 5 Core Plus rear view

The mid-spec got all the good stuff

The new variant uses a 1.5-liter gasoline engine good for 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. It is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which is generally more fuel-efficient than a geared transmission.

MG Philippines is offering the 5 Core Plus with a price tag of Php 748,888, which is Php 30,000 more than the CVT Core variant. As of this writing, the new variant can be availed of with a low down payment promo of Php 63,000 or a cash discount of Php 65,000.

Stay tuned at Philkotse.com for more 2022 MIAS updates.

Know more about MG 5 2022

MG 5

The MG 5 is a five-seater, front-wheel-drive sedan. Locally, this model from MG Philippines has four different variants. These include the MG 5 Core 1.5 MT, MG 5 Core 1.5 CVT, the MG 5 Style 1.5 CVT, and the MG 5 Alpha 1.5 CVT. The prices for these range from Php 658,888 to Php 938,888. 

All trims of the MG 5 use a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, which is rated to make up to 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it either uses a five-speed manual gearbox, or a continuously variable transmission. Power is then sent to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, the MG 5 comes with a length of 4,601mm, a width of 1,818mm, and a height of 1,489mm. It also has a ground clearance of 118mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,680mm. 

Locally, the subcompact MG 5 sedan competes against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Changan Alsvin, Nissan Almera, Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Reina, Kia Soluto, Volkswagen Santana, Hyundai Accent, Honda City, Suzuki Ciaz, among others. 

₱ 658,888 - ₱ 938,888

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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