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All-new MG5 is the first of three new models to be launched by the British-born brand before the end of 2019

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As its popularity continues to grow rapidly across the region, MG Motor has announced that its exciting new challenger in the compact sedan sector, the all-new MG5, is now available across the Middle East, with prices ranging from $9,900* for the entry level model to $10,800* for the mid-range and $12,600* for the top-of-the-range trim. 

True to its tagline ‘too good to be true’, the MG5 is a ‘no compromise’ alternative to the more traditional models in the market, offering new car buyers unrivaled equipment levels and the very best combination of cutting-edge technology, space and style wrapped up in a modern compact sedan package.

Offering customers all-round best-in-class specifications, the list of premium features available on the all-new MG5 includes a 10.1” touch screen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a 360 camera plus rear parking sensors, an electric sunroof and electric seats, all topped off by a six-year manufacturer’s warranty for ultimate peace of mind.

A completely new interpretation of British style

The new MG5 has been completely re-designed from the ground-up, with a brand-new personality to appeal to MG’s young audience in the region. With its sharp, aggressive lines, the MG5 cuts an imposing silhouette, accentuated by ‘lightening blade’ LED daytime running headlights and a chrome Wingspan grille at the front and LED lights at the rear.

It’s best in class 2680mm wheelbase contributes to the compact dimensions that emphasise the dynamic styling of the sedan. The large touchscreen sits at the centre of the MG5’s ‘yacht-style’ dashboard, which features leather upholstery and soft-touch trim on top-of-the-range models to provide a truly premium feel inside the cabin, while the rhythmic, smooth lines create a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere.   

Cutting-edge technology for modern motorists  

Created to cater for modern, tech-savvy millennials, the MG5 is equipped with the latest in-car technology equipment. The on-board infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with top-of-the-range models boasting a 10.1-inch touchscreen, upgraded with 1280 x 720 resolution for HD Display, and an 8-inch touchscreen for mid-range models. 

Three conveniently located USB ports allow for added connectivity and mobile device charging, while a 3.5-inch virtual instrument panel displays important driver information that can be controlled via a multi-function steering wheel. Hands-free Bluetooth is standard.

Making life with the MG5 easy, cruise control is standard on all models, while keyless entry and push start ignition are available on top-of-the-range models for a quick and easy start to any journey. The new trim is also available with a smart, 360-degree surround-view camera and parking sensors.

No compromise on comfort

Thanks to its clever design, the MG5 compact sedan boasts best-in-class interior space. At 4601mm long, 1818mm wide, 1489mm high, and with a 2680mm wheelbase, the new model is both comfortable and spacious.

With a focus on well-being, whilst maintaining comfort and style both front seats are electrically adjustable – the driver’s seat benefits from six-way adjustment with manual lumbar support, while the passenger seat features a four-way power adjustment. The rear seats offer unrivalled levels of comfort and space thanks to their ergonomic design. 

For optimum interior comfort, the MG5’s air conditioning system has been extensively tested to master the challenging weather conditions that prevail in the Gulf region. An electric sunroof also floods the cabin with natural light.

Up to 29 conveniently placed compartments around the cabin offer easy stowage in everyday use, while the MG5’s boot has been designed with a low floor and wide aperture for hassle-free loading. The exceptionally roomy 512-litre boot can accommodate two 28-inch suitcases, one 24-inch suitcase and one 20-inch suitcase. 

Unbeatable performance and efficiency

The MG5 comes with a dynamic yet efficient 1.5L petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 110hp at 6,000 rpm and up to 150 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, positioning it ahead of its key competitors. The MG5 engine management system developed by BOSCH features a Dual Cooling Cycle that increases overall engine efficiency and longevity.

Its efficient CVT gearbox delivers smooth gear shifts while constantly adapting to the car’s performance to deliver a fuel consumption figure of just 5.5L/100 km, subject to driving conditions. 

Bringing the MG5’s personality to life, the compact sedan uses MG’s XDS system for enhanced cornering, a choice of three steering modes and ESP traction control across all trim levels. The flagship LUX model is fitted with Michelin tyres for superior handling.

A strong focus on safety

Despite its compact sedan dimensions, the MG5 is big on safety and has been received a 5 Star CNCAP Safety Rating. The high-tensile steel cage-style body and the use of advanced laser brazing technology enhance overall body strength and stiffness. There are up to six airbags, depending on trim, including two curtain airbags and standard ISOFIX fittings with seat belt reminder for child safety.

The availability of an auto-hold function, electric parking brake, ABS, EBD and corner brake control serve to reinforce that safety is a priority in the new MG5. In total, there are 13 active safety features. Security has not been overlooked, and remote central locking is standard across the range.

A brand on the march

The MG5 is the first of three brand-new arrivals to the MG line-up this year, with the new MG HS and MG RX8 to follow soon, as the British-born brand continues its expansion across the Middle East.

Tom Lee, Managing Director for SAIC Motor Middle East, parent company of MG Motor’s Middle East operations, commented: “The arrival of the all-new MG5 comes at a time when more customers in the region are buying MG cars than ever before. The MG5 is a real game changer in the compact sedan segment. It’s been redesigned from the ground up and, compared with its competitors, offers more than the established brands in the market in terms of equipment, premium materials and value for money. The MG5 is a challenger model in a popular segment, and we believe that it offers the right combination to appeal to our target audience of young, tech-savvy millennial customers.” 
MG Motor has a network of 22 dedicated retail partners and service centres across the Gulf region, delivering the highest standards of customer service. All MG models come with a six-year or 200,000km certified warranty.

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