Auto Expo 2023: The MG5 electric estate has been showcased by the carmaker at the ongoing edition of the Auto Expo. It is a Kia Carens-sized electric vehicle that is presently available in markets such as the United Kingdom and Europe. In addition to these models, MG has also launched the Hector and the Hector Plus facelifts with a starting price of Rs 14.72 lakh. The Auto Expo 2023, which is taking place at the India Expo Mart in Knowledge Park, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, is expected to offer a slew of new vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters to the Indian market. This year's Auto Expo features major automakers like as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, MG, Kia, BYD, Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, and Tata Motors. However, key players such as BMW, Skoda, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and others have decided to stay away from the event. Similarly, no major two-wheeler manufacturer will be present at the Auto Expo this year.
The MG5 estate's front end design is similar to that of the MG4 electric hatchback, with details such as a closed-off grille connecting the LED headlights, angular air vents, and the charging connection. The MG5 has 17-inch wheels on the sides, roof rails, and a broad shoulder line that runs the whole width of the car. The MG5's rear end is rather standard, with a wraparound taillight with Y-shaped LED elements joined by a chrome strip and a sculpted tailgate.
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Speaking of powertrain, the MG5 estate is outfitted with a 61.1kWh battery with a claimed range of 402 kilometres. It drives the front-mounted electric motor, which produces 154bhp of maximum power and 256Nm of peak torque and enables the electric estate to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 7.7 seconds. A 150kW DC fast charger claims to be able to charge the MG5 from 0 to 80% in 35 minutes.
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The interior of the MG5 is elegant, with blue accents on the dashboard, AC vents, and the edges of the indicator stalks. The distinctive high-placed centre console is coated in aluminium and has a rotary selector dial as well as drive mode buttons. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with physical buttons underneath and a digital driver's display are among the other features.
The Marvel R, the MG4, the MIFA 9, the MG6, the eRX5, and the eHS are all being evaluated by MG in addition to the MG5 for India launch. The ongoing Auto Show reportedly is a way for company to assess the popularity of models among the audience to evaluate their launch in our market. Whether MG will bring these models via CBU or CKD route or not is something only time will tell.