MG PH Launches All-New MG 5
Longer. Wider. Equipped with rich content found in more premium car segments. Steeped in British heritage. And all for a price tag that sits competitively among the other options in its category. The all-new 2019 MG 5 is big–literally, and figuratively for its huge value proposition.
The MG 5 is, strictly speaking, classified as a subcompact sedan. Though, there is really nothing ‘subcompact’ about it; the vehicle’s dimensions make it more akin to a midsized sedan. It is the longest (4,601 mm) and widest (1,788 mm) option in its class, and also features the longest wheelbase (2,680 mm), resulting in impressive legroom for both front and rear occupants of the car.
Underneath the hood of the MG 5 is a fuel-efficient, 1.5-liter, DOHC 16V, naturally-aspirated engine that produces 112 hp and a best-in-class torque output of 150 Nm. The MG 5 is available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox with manual mode.
Inside, a legitimate case can be made for the MG 5 being the best-equipped in its class. Key first-in-segment features include a user-friendly 10-inch touch screen infotainment head unit that can run both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; 360-degree vehicle view, which gives drivers a bird’s-eye view of their car, making it easier to negotiate tight parking spaces and obstructions in low speed traffic; a power driver’s seat for optimum comfort adjustment; and auto on/off headlamps.
Other safety and convenience highlights of the MG 5 include driver and passenger airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, hill start assist, auto brake hold, a push start/stop button, cruise control, electronic climate control, a tire pressure monitoring system, a reversing camera, and a sunroof for when the weather outside is pleasant.
The MG 5 arrives in the country after a string of consecutive product launches that took place during the first 11 months of MG Philippines’ operation under The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI).
“After having launched three vehicles in less than a year, we want to keep the momentum going with the launch of yet another brand-new model,” says Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, President and CEO of TCCCI-MG Philippines. “With the introduction of the MG 5, MG Philippines now has a model that will be recognized as an important participant in the packed and highly competitive subcompact sedan segment.”
The numbers and features do not lie: The MG 5 has the potential to be a game-changer in its segment. But the car’s already high-value proposition is further supplemented by MG Philippines’ premium aftersales offers and services. These include a five-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first), and one-year free periodic maintenance service (PMS) to set your mind at ease. Aside from that, MG owners can also download the My MG mobile app which allows them to easily schedule vehicle servicing appointments from the convenience of their smartphones. They can also use the app to book a visit from a Mobile Garage service caravan that provides MG owners with vehicle home service for major technical issues. MG Hero Services, on the other hand, provides 24/7 roadside support through the MG Philippines hotline (+632-328-4664).
MG Philippines enters the latter part of 2019 on a high note with the introduction of the MG 5: a car that ticks all the boxes when it comes to styling, features, price, and vehicle heritage.
The all-new 2020 MG 5 is available in the following variants, at the following price points:
MG 5 1.5 STD 5MT–PHP658,888
MG 5 1.5 COM CVT–PHP848,888
MG 5 1.5 STD CVT– – PHP718,888
MG 5 1.5 DEL CVT —PHP938,888