SAIC MG has officially debuted the 2021 MG 5. Prior to our initial article where we said it was a major facelift, the 2021 MG 5 is actually an all-new model. MG’s latest compact sedan has been fully unveiled ahead of its public debut at the upcoming 2020 Beijing Auto Show.
These official photos from MG showcase the all-new MG 5’s radically-designed exterior. It’s a far cry from the conservatively-styled MG 5 we have today. The all-new model measures 4675 mm long, 1842 mm wide, 1480 mm tall, and has a 2680mm wheelbase. We’re not sure if this all-new model is still based on the Roewe i5. As a reminder, the current MG 5 is simply a rebadged version of the aforementioned sedan.
Utilizing the Sino-British automaker’s latest design language, the MG 5 looks a lot sportier than before. From the front, we can see MG’s new grille design. It looks really wide and has a similar shape to Maserati’s grille design. Inside that grille is an intricate mesh pattern that also houses the MG logo. Flanking the new grille is a pair of LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. At the side, the MG 5 has taken a sporty approach with its sloping roofline. Moving towards the rear, and we can see a sporty rear bumper design with a faux rear diffuser and twin exhaust tips. The LED taillights have a claw-like design inspired by the MG 6.
Unfortunately, interior photos for the 2021 MG 5 are scarce. Based on this sole official photo, the interior also gets a complete makeover. We can see that the interior materials have drastically improved compared to the current MG 5. Plus there’s also a new fully-digital gauge cluster and a large touch screen infotainment system.
No engine details were announced yet, so we may have to wait until MG announces all of its details at the Beijing Auto Show. Other Chinese automotive websites report that the 2021 MG 5 will continue to utilize the current model’s pair of 1.5-liter engines. The base engine is a non-turbo gasoline powerplant that produces 114 hp and 150 Nm of torque that’s paired to a 5-speed manual or a CVT. The higher-powered 1.5-liter engine is a turbocharged gasoline unit that produces 173 hp and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The 2021 MG 5’s public debut is scheduled on September 26, 2020, so we hope that SAIC MG will reveal more details about its latest compact sedan.