Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The interior makes a strong attempt at sporting ambience with a distinctly British flavour. There’s plenty of chrome but it shuns the use of wood for the dash instead using meaty looking, high-quality plastics for a more modern effect. At night the dials are backlight in an electro-illuminescent blue glow which looks particularly pleasing. Some the switchgear lacks the tactile quality of German brands but on the whole its a classy place to be.

It’s no rally replica and as such MG hasn’t needed to fit rock hard suspension. There’s a good deal of compliance in the ride and the seats are well cushioned and supportive, with a sufficient amount of space even in the back, although the overall ambience is of snug accommodation rather than endless space.