Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Modern layout
  • Soft-touch fabrics
  • Touchscreen standard

Throughout the cabin, the plastics used are softer to the touch and more pleasing to the eye than on previous Chinese MGs. Exclusive spec gets leather on the dash, steering wheel and seats. It’s not the classiest hide, but it is pleasingly soft.

The cabin is neatly designed with a clear and responsive touchscreen infotainment system taking pride of place in the centre of the dash. It’s supplemented by a row of switches, ensuring that the most important on-the-move functions can be operated without any need to look at the screen.

Exclsive spec also brings a full-length sunroof (which opens half-length), making the cabin feel even roomier.

Although the standard of plastics has generally gone up a long way, some rogue elements have slipped through, especially in the back.

Comfort

  • Comfortable seats
  • Good range of adjustment up front
  • Plenty of room

Top Exclusive spec has different front seats from the other two spec levels. They’re electronically adjustable and heated. But the regular seats are multi-adjustable, and just as importantly they’re roomy, allowing driver and front passenger to relax without anything digging in.

The rear seats are even roomier (at least for two adults and one child), although the seatback is not as upright as some would like, and can’t be adjusted. Rear passengers get a pair of central vents, two USB slots and one reading light per side.