Should you buy an MG5 EV?

All MG5s come out of the box well priced and with loads of equipment. They might lack glamour and excitement, but if you want an honest estate car that potentially gets more than 200 miles on a recharge, then this one looks quite enticing. For less than £28,000 you get an electric estate car with alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay, DAB radio and rear parking sensors as standard, with the range-topping Exclusive adding adaptive cruise control and a panoramic sunroof.

It offers fast top-ups, too, with the MG 5 being able to receive an 80% charge within 40 minutes via a rapid charger, with a conventional 7kWh domestic wallbox being able to fill it in around 8.5 hours.

Rivals? They're either larger and way more expensive, or much smaller - you might look at the Nissan Leaf, but the MG5 is still significantly cheaper than that.

The price looks good, with the entry-level Excite model coming in at £24,995 and the range-topping Exclusive coming in at £26,995. MG says that you can order one now, with deliveries promised for November. It's an aggressive price point, which is sure to see MG benefit for the growing interest in EVs thanks to the already popular ZS EV, and we suspect it's cheap enough to persuade a few  people to convert to electric.

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