The MG 5 has proved to be popular in the Philippine market thanks to its affordable pricing and generous features. Measuring at around 4.6 meters long, MG’s compact sedan is priced alongside smaller subcompact sedans. This redesigned 2021 MG 5 should make it even more popular in the Philippines due to its sporty redesign.
The photos come courtesy of CarNewsChina.com, showcasing the heavily redesigned exterior of MG’s entry-level sedan. It’s still unknown whether this is a heavy refresh of the existing model or an all-new car altogether. Though we can say that the redesign has made the MG 5 look a lot more striking.
The front fascia is dominated by that large grille with the MG logo proudly placed up front. The LED headlights with LED daytime running lights also look a lot sportier than before. The side profile looks similar to the current model, though it seems the fake window piece at the rear doors is now actual glass. Moving towards the rear, and the MG 5 features similar styling cues found in the MG 6. From the “claw-like” LED taillights to the more sculpted rear fascia, the 2021 MG 5 definitely looks sportier than ever.
Unfortunately, no interior photos have been provided as of this moment. Though we do expect that the 2021 MG 5 will also receive significant changes inside. Based on the photo showcasing the forward-facing camera located on top of the MG logo, we can tell that the 2021 MG 5 will be equipped with a 360-degree camera system. Just like the current model, expect the redesigned MG 5 to be generously-equipped with a lot of features at a low price.
No powertrain options have been officially announced yet, though the Chinese automotive website says that the 2021 MG 5 will be powered by two 1.5-liter gasoline engine choices. The base engine choice will be a 120 hp 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine from the current model (badged as the 180DVVT) and a 173 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine (badged as the 300TGI).
The 2021 MG 5 will make its official debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show this November and it’ll go on sale in China by the end of the year. With that said, it’s safe to say that MG’s latest entry-level sedan could be offered in the Philippines by the first half of 2021.