Following the reveal of the new electrified wagon version of the MG 5 in the UK, the carmaker has now pulled the wraps off the next-generation sedan, this time on the other side of the globe. At the 2020 Beijing Motor Show in China, to be exact.
The all-new MG 5 looks a heck of a lot sportier than its predecessor. In terms of design, it’s far from looking like an entry-level sedan. The 5’s original chrome-laden grille has been replaced with a sleeker black finish with diagonal trims that give contrast to the chrome badge at the center. This is flanked by aggressive-looking air intakes that complete the front bumper’s look.
New swept-back headlamps take the place of the old model’s boxy lights. In addition, the hood now opens a bit farther from the grille. And speaking of the hood, prominent lines here that flow onto the sides add to the overall sporty appeal.
Out back, the all-new 5 gets redesigned taillights and twin exhaust pipes on the rear bumper. Underneath, meanwhile, the vehicle sits on stylish new wheels.
MG didn’t release a lot of photos of the interior, but it appears the all-new 5 will see some changes here as well. Judging by the lone photo, there’s a new infotainment system up front with tactile buttons. We reckon (or hope) the control for the A/C has been separated from the touchscreen display as well. The digital instrument cluster seems to have been tweaked, too.
Unfortunately, the carmaker’s website doesn’t have the full specifications, so we still have no word what engine the new 5 will arrive with. There are some reports saying that naturally- spirated and turbocharged versions of a 1.5-liter petrol mill will be available.
What do you think of the all-new MG 5? Do you think MG Philippines should bring this in?