Morris Garages originated as a British automotive company that initiated its work with sports car manufacturing in 1920's. Its pioneers included automobile industrialist Willam Morris and designer Cecil Kimber. Under such strong leadership, the company achieved many tags like the highest quality sports car, world speed record and pioneer of British auto world. MG is built on three cornerstones that include creativity, charisma and individuality. And because of its such aura the company today forms part of Global top 500. Apart from being unique and stylish, the company also takes great care of safety and is always up for making a difference in the auto world. As for MG5, it is a compact car that was introduced back in 2012 and shares the same platform as its predecessor Roewe 350. The world got the first gimps of this new MG at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. MG5 carries traditional front end and same clean side profile making it a true follower of the MG legacy. Fully equipped with all the features, it is all set to meet its competitors in the battle front. Employed with only one gasoline engine like most of the hatchbacks in the market, MG5 is made available with four trims embedded as- 1.5L MT STD, 1.5L MT COM, 1.5L AT STD, 1.5L AT COM and 1.5L AT LUX. It's responsive Vti-TECH gasoline engine encloses the capacity of 1.5 litres. The MT STD and MT COM variants are equipped with 1.5 litre Vti-TECH petrol engine churns out 78 PS at 6000 rpm while the AT STD trim produces 80 PS at 6000 rpm. It's the AT COM and AT LUX variants that produce a maximum power of 78 PS at 6000 rpm. All five trims boost a maximum torque of 135 Nm at 4500 rpm. Further, these powerhouses are coupled with the five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission. Interior of MG 5 is no less than the standard hatchback, providing a number of comfort features inside the cabin. Its stylish exterior profile starts with sleek grille and large headlamps giving a beastly appeal to this vehicle. Available with modular seating it offers various seating postures to the driver as well as passengers. The appointed innovative storage compartments allow one to store handy things with ease. ABS, EBD, BA AND CBC provides decent stability of the vehicle by proposing an equal amount of braking pressure to all wheels individually. Other safety measures such as car alarm and immobilizer system offer ample safety against thievery.
The Vti-TECH system employed in the inline 1.5L 4-cylinder 16V gasoline engine enables the vehicle to deliver an efficient mileage of 21.81 kmpl and it can go from a speed of zero to 100 km/h in a mere time span of 12.1 seconds. All this thanks to its multi-point fuel injection system.
The available Vti-TECH gasoline engine enables MG5 giving better performance. Its variants are equipped with 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission. Expect the 1.5L MT STD variant all four generates a maximum power of 78 PS @ 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 135 Nm @ 4500 rpm. As for the 1.5L MT STD, it is the most powerful of all four and effortlessly churns out 80 PS of power and 135 Nm of torque.
The efficient dynamics and stability of MG 5 allow this hatchback to clock at the top speed of 170 km/h thereby touching 100 km/h in just 12.1 seconds with 1.5L Vti- TECH petrol engine. Further, all the five trims like most of the available hatch run on a front wheel drive powertrain. Also, its light weight body structure contributes to its goof acceleration and pick up figures.
Equipped with signature single grille with company emblem on the front, the MG5 depicts an aggressive and sporty persona in an effective manner. Grille on the front is finished with minimal chrome accents along with a major matt black touch-up. Also, the air dampers at the front give MG5 a masculine appeal. Bulged bonnet with the standard V contour lines appoints a sleek silhouette and increases the aerodynamic factor of this MG car. The projector headlamps on the fascia enable you to see further ahead without causing disturbance to other vehicles on the road. Its tail lights offer a long lasting effect and utilize less energy, with third reflector brake lamp visible from a distance. Further, the exterior wing mirrors are equipped with power-operated ORVM’s offering greater visibility of the vehicles approaching and giving an elegant look to this vehicle. In addition, the car comes equipped with aero wipers, dual reverse lamps, electric door mirrors with the heating system, and increasing its sporty appeal is the rear spoiler that comes with high mount brake light.
The overall dimensions of this hatchback measure 4363mm x 1800mm x 1492mm. (L x W x H). Being a compact car the wheelbase of this vehicle measures at 2650 mm.
Step inside and be impressed with the refined looks of MG5 which is not just a hatchback, but is holds a lot more within its cabin. Giving a sporty feel which comes from the same odometer as that of the MG350. On the dash, all of the controls are ergonomically arranged in the American-style passenger cabin, so that the driver could have an easy access of all of them. Odometer with intelligent information display shows all the information properly on the screen. Its multi- function leather wrapped steering comes mounted with audio and Bluetooth controls. FM/AM/CD supporting music system of the MG5 offers a high audio definition through the quality speakers.
The MG5 is fitted with a number of comfort features allowing you to have maximum driving pleasure. The 6-way electric adjustable seats and tilt and adjustable steering wheel propose a variety of driving positions. Rear armrest along with storage compartments gives ample space to store your basic amenities during the ride. Front and rear cup and coin holders along with cloth hooks holders enable you to hold your drinks and provide ample space for other things. The rears seats with foldable function provide ample space at the rear for settling bulky things. Infotainment control embedded on the steering wheel lets you access the audio system as well as receive calls. At the center is MG'S inkaNet touchscreen display that operates on Android system and gives driver and passengers full access to the web and other downloaded services. A voice command system called iVoka is also present allowing the driver to control various functions through voice.
MG5 comprises of ample headroom and legroom, thanks to its good dimension figures. With 6-way power adjustable seats, the legroom of this hatch could accommodate lengthy dimensions on the front end. Large and wide silhouette of this vehicle makes MG5 a spacious car with 327 liters of boot space that can be extended up to 705L with rear seats folded.
The massive hood of MG5 comes accommodated with one gasoline engine, offered in five distinct variants. Its powerful Vti-TECH petrol engine comprises the capacity of 1.5 litres. Variants equipped with 1.5L MT STD, 1.5L MT COM, 1.5L AT COM and 1.5L AT LUX. petrol engine churns out 78 PS at 6000 rpm boosting a maximum torque of 135 Nm at 4500 rpm. Whereas, the AT STD variants that are powered with 1.5-litre engine gives out the maximum power output of 80 PS at 6000 rpm with 135 Nm of high torque at 4500 rpm. Further, these powertrains are mated with 4-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission enhances the overall performance its performance.
The appointed audio unit of MG5 features a radio tuner - AM/FM. Plus the car comes equipped with MG's latest touchscreen display unit known as an inkaNet display unit. The said system works on an Android like system, allowing the driver and the occupants to use the net and other services through 3G connection and SIM card. The screen is multi-functional, apart from showing information it also serves entertainment, navigation and camera images purpose. As a drawback, the car does not feature an a CD player, so the only available options left are radio, USB and SD card. Further, improving its tech front is its voice command system called iVoka that allows one to control various entertainment functions.
The 15-inch alloy are common in all variant and are wrapped with 185/65 R15 tires.
Front and rear side of MG5 are employed with disc brake allowing this hatchback to have an efficient and responsive braking system. Installation of ABS and EBD further improves driving, making it more protective. Front Mcpherson/ Rear twist beam are present in all four variants, expect AT STD which comes attached with Front MacPherson strut along with rear H-shaped torsion beam suspension
With its multiple protection elements and ultra-rigid body structure safety is never an issue. Inside you'll get four airbags that reduce the impact of injury in the event of an accident or fatality. Dynamic braking system comprises of all-wheel disc brakes ad offers a high level of stopping performance to the driver. Also, the anti-lock braking system, along with electronic brakeforce distribution, and emergency brake assist improves vehicle’s stability effectively. For decent handling, this car is appointed with MacPherson Strut suspension on the front axle. Other safety features include immobilizer, ISOFIX attachment for your child protection and pre-tensioners seat belts. Furthermore, V-PDC holographic parking assistance system helps you to safely park your car. In addition, you'll also get tire pressure measure system, acoustic rear parking sensor, and a parking camera.