The new MG 5 is a subcompact sedan marketed by British automotive marque MG to compete with mainstream models today like the Toyota Vios, the Honda City, Hyundai Reina, and the Kia Soluto. This ruggedly handsome vehicle boasts an intimidating front and back that matches its semi athletic body. Locally, it is available in several variants such as the MG 5 1.5 Core MT, the MG 5 1.5 Core CVT, the MG 5 1.5 Style CVT, and the MG 5 1.5 Alpha CVT. For color options, you may choose from Black, Carbon Grey Metallic, and White. Also available to spice up the roads are Red, Blue, and Gold.
The Covenant Car Company, the official distributor of MG automobiles in the Philippines, launched the all-new MG 5 in September 2019. Worldwide, this acclaimed vehicle has been serving the roads since 2012 catering to Chinese and European enthusiasts.
For its price, the MG 5 is very well equipped
The MG 5 measures 1,818mm wide, 4,601mm long, and a wheelbase of 2,680mm. It is considered to be one of the largest subcompact sedans in the local market today.
At the front, the MG 5 shares the same slatted chrome grille with the MG RX5. Air intake slots and vents are also placed which adds an attractive appeal to its face. Top variants are fitted with LED projector lamps, while standard ones come with halogen projectors.
Character lines highlight its sleek, athletic body. At the back, the trunk is shortened but it has the capability to accommodate a load of 512 liters. Adding to the MG 5’s modern appeal is the pleasing LED taillights that are made of bars. It's efficient and very good looking.
Buyers get to decide its interior as it is offered in black and beige or monotone black. Top variants of the MG 5 are fitted with two-color interiors with leather-covered seats. Standard variants come with upholstered fabric seats.
The vibe inside the MG 5’s roomy cabin borders between modern and European style design elements. High-quality plastic dominates its ergonomic dashboard and well-designed panels.
Technology & Safety Features
Depending on the variant, the MG 5 comes with an eight- or ten-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Four speakers are placed inside the cabin to provide entertainment. Higher variants are affixed with a 360-degree camera, keyless entry, and a push start button.
Safety is assured as it is built with up to six airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, ISOFIX attachment for child seats, and speed sensing door locks.
Platform & Chassis
The MG 5 is built with Macpherson Strut suspension on its front and a torsion beam on the rear. Five disc brakes are efficiently distributed all around.Supporting its body are a set of 16-inch alloy wheels offered in mono or dual-tone.
Engine & Drivetrain
The MG 5 runs using a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated motor engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing. It produces 118 hp and a torque of 150 Nm.