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Sales and marketing boss confirms new EV will go on sale as soon as showrooms reopen
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22 April 2020

MG Motor is set to introduce a new electric estate model in the UK later this year, named MG 5, the brand’s sales and marketing boss has confirmed.

Daniel Gregorious told Autocar: “It’s exciting because it’ll be our first model that’s truly unique in the market. We expect success but it’ll be fascinating to see how it plays with fleet and business customers.”

It will go on sale in UK showrooms as soon as they reopen after pandemic restrictions are relaxed and be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of 2020.

He also confirmed that a plug-in hybrid version of the HS SUV would become available this year. 

If the plug-in HS and new electric estate sell well, Gregorious said MG’s next move will be to launch a production version of its handsome E-Motion high-performance four-seat sports car, unveiled as a concept at the Shanghai motor show in 2017. It’s a twin-motor, all-electric design with 3.0sec 0-60mph acceleration aimed at moving it into Porsche or Jaguar territory.

“The car is still in our plans,” said Gregorious, “and it will make a great halo flagship car. We’re only planning one model like it at present. But if we can do well with mainstream models, there could be plenty of opportunity for more sporty models in the future.”

It's understood that the MG 5 is effectively an updated and rebranded version of the Chinese-market Roewe Ei5. 

That car, which has been on sale since 2018, uses a 52.5kWh battery pack and a 114bhp electric motor for a claimed NEDC range of 261 miles and a top speed of 93mph.

It’s possible power could be boosted to the 141bhp of MG’s only current electric offering in the UK, the ZS EV crossover, but expect the official electric range to be less on the stricter WLTP test cycle. 

The Ei5 is 4.54m long, just under 1.82m wide and 1.54m tall, making it around 10cm shorter than the Ford Focus Estate, although its 2.67m wheelbase is only 43mm shorter. Expect similar levels of equipment and quality as on the ZS and HS.

When it arrives, the 5 will be the first electric estate of its type on sale. Pricing will increase considerably on the 130,800 yuan (£15,000) base price of the Ei5 in China; expect it to be closer to the £25,495 (post-government grant) of the ZS EV. 

Read more: 

How MG Motor is driving its way back to the big time

MG to bring HS plug-in hybrid to UK in 2020

MG ZS EV 2020 long-term test review

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22 April 2020
It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

22 April 2020
hackjo wrote:

It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

 

That is quite probably as a result of you being a mixture of a racist and a dead slow thinker.

MrJ

23 April 2020
Takeitslowly wrote:

hackjo wrote:

It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

 

That is quite probably as a result of you being a mixture of a racist and a dead slow thinker.

I don't see what racism has to do with it. The car is quite interesting, as it is (I think) the first MG estate since the ZT, itself an example of badge-engineering. So no worse than many MGs from the BL era and before. If this new one has decent handling, it could well carve out out a modest niche, especially as its styling appeals to me more than, say, the current trout-pout Focus.

23 April 2020
MrJ wrote:

Takeitslowly wrote:

hackjo wrote:

It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

 

That is quite probably as a result of you being a mixture of a racist and a dead slow thinker.

I don't see what racism has to do with it. The car is quite interesting, as it is (I think) the first MG estate since the ZT, itself an example of badge-engineering. So no worse than many MGs from the BL era and before. If this new one has decent handling, it could well carve out out a modest niche, especially as its styling appeals to me more than, say, the current trout-pout Focus.

 

Not hugely surprised that you missed the overtly racist reference, that is glaringly obvious except to the most obtuse...that's you. If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again...if that doesn't work, give up,

23 April 2020
Takeitslowly wrote:

hackjo wrote:

It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

 

That is quite probably as a result of you being a mixture of a racist and a dead slow thinker.

Don't you dare call me a racist.

 

22 April 2020
It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

22 April 2020
hackjo wrote:

It's still hard to equate that badge with these cars.

 

So slow, you posted it twice before you found out you had already posted your racist, slow of thought...thought.

22 April 2020

 It's not that bad, it'll join the Herd, I do see some MG Cars now and again.

22 April 2020
What the hell has happened to MG. Rubbish

22 April 2020
Just Saying wrote:

What the hell has happened to MG. Rubbish

 

You are clearly well informed and hence that is why your depracting comment is so very apt...not really...MG were one of ONLY THREE OEM's to increase market share last month and by far the highest %age of said three.

 

Not only, but also...MG were one of ONLY THREE OEM's to show an increase in market share, year to date sales.

 

Have you even read the reviews of their latest EV, how well they have sold and the VFM they represent?...NO...because you are an uneducated, disinterested, uninformed, lazy, ne'er do well. Souce SMMT. Check it out you MORON.

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