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MG launches MG5 EV and HS PHEV

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MG has expanded its range of electrified models with the launch of a new MG5 EV estate car and a plug-in hybrid version of the HS SUV.

The new additions, alongside the existing ZS EV, are expected to help the brand reach a tipping point in 2021 with plug-in cars accounting for more than half of its total sales.

The front-wheel-drive MG5 EV is powered by a 156PS electric motor and features a 52.2kWh battery, giving a range of 214 miles.

It can accelerate from 0-60mph in just over eight seconds and can be charged from zero to 80% in 50 minutes using a rapid charger.

Prices start from £24,495, after the Plug-In Car Grant (currently £3,000), for the entry-level Excite, while the Exclusive costs £26,995. 

MG says the car has “sound handling characteristics” with an “assured feel” thanks to its low centre of gravity, the result of its battery pack being mounted beneath the floor.

There is 464 litres of luggage space, which can extend to 1,456 litres with the rear seats folded.

MG HS PHEV

The HS plug-in hybrid uses the HS’s existing 1.5-litre petrol engine combined with a 90kw electric motor, which results in a 258PS power output.

It offers a zero-emission range of 32 miles from its 16.6kWh battery and emits 43g/km of CO2 officially.

Power from the engine is channelled through a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the electric motor uses a four-speed drive unit.

Acceleration from 0-60mph takes 6.9 seconds and the battery can be recharged in three hours.

The new MG HS Plug-in SUV goes on sale in October priced from £29,995.

Entry-level Excite cars get 18-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable heated front seats, a 360-degree camera, keyless entry and climate control. Exclusive trim (£32,495) adds a panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, leather upholstery, ambient lighting and LED headlights. 


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