The MG 5 was introduced in 2016 but was discontinued a year later. Then in 2020 MG relaunched the 5 with a complete redesign and more feature-loaded.
The particular MG 5 model I reviewed was the top-spec version from its offerings. In this MG 5 2021, you get a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 118 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a CVT and that gives you essentially a fuel economy of 13 to 14 kmpl.
On the inside, you get a 10-inch vibrant infotainment system. Though the system had fewer buttons it still was slightly confusing to operate since the buttons present to use the system has multiple roles of even managing the air conditioner. MG 5 is pretty well made on the inside with a decent fit and finish. The one to be noted was the optional extra leather seats which are highly recommended. The seats are comfortable than even some of the premium and larger sedans.
Normally you would expect a budget car to have a limitation on the tech front but not on this 2021 MG 5. A feature that will leave you surprised is the 360-degree camera system. It has eight different views to choose from and has an option to view it in 2D or 3D. What’s impressive is the fact that the output from the camera is smooth and clear.
The new MG 5 competes with the 2021 Nissan Sunny.