New MG5 EV and MG HS plug-in hybrid go on sale
22 September 2020
Author: Sean Keywood
MG has added two new electrified cars to its range - the fully-electric MG5 EV, and a plug-in hybrid version of the MG HS.
The MG5 EV is powered by a 156hp electric motor, and has a 52.2kWh battery pack with a range of 214 miles on a WLTP combined cycle.
The battery pack can be recharged from 0-80% in 50 minutes using a rapid charger, or fully recharged in around eight-and-a-half hours using a Type 2 home charger.
The EV features an estate bodystyle, offering 464 litres of boot space with the load cover in place.
Two equipment grades are available - Excite and Exclusive - and prices, including the government's plug-in car grant, start at £24,495.
The plug-in hybrid version of the HS SUV, badged Plug-In, pairs a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 258hp.
The wheels are driven by what MG describes as a 10-speed transmission, featuring a six-speed automatic gearbox and a four-speed electronic drive unit.
An electric driving range of up to 32 miles is claimed, along with CO2 emissions of 43g/km.
Standard equipment includes the MG Pilot driver assistance package, which features autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert.
The same two equipment grades are available as with the MG5, and prices for the HS Plug-In start at £29,995.