In China, began accepting pre-orders for the MG 5 new generation car.
The design of the novelty turned out to be fresh and expressive: sloping roof line, "hiding" protruding trunk, low hood, massive grille, narrow optics. At the same time, some car enthusiasts noticed that the Chinese golf sedan from some angles resembles the Maserati cars of recent years.
The motor range of the new MG 5 includes two power units. The first one is a 120-horsepower gasoline engine with a capacity of 1.5 liters, and a variator works with it. The second is a turbo engine of the same volume with 172 hp, which is combined with an 8-speed robotic gearbox.
Despite the lack of versions with manual transmission and good basic equipment (digital dashboard, LED headlights, keyless access, media system) MG 5 can be considered a relatively budget car without claims to "premium". The initial price is 68 000 yuan, the modification with a turbo engine will cost from 89 000 yuan (about $ 13 547). Such sedans as Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla will be competitors of the novelties.
The manufacturer has already announced its intention to supply the MG 5 for export to Europe: the release is scheduled for 2021. At the moment, the only European market for MG remains the UK. For nine months of this year, the British dealers of the brand have sold 14,000 MG machines - this is higher than indicators, for example, "Lexus" and "Mitsubishi".