SAIC envisions a brighter future for the MG 5 reboot.

By Mark Andrews

Car Design News. 02/10/2020

Channeling the brand’s sportscar heritage of yesteryear, SAIC is hoping to reinvigorate its MG 5.

The MG 5 name though is back and SAIC are hoping for better things with the second generation. Although it is based on the Roewe i5 which first appeared in estate (wagon) form in 2018 and rides on the General Motors Delta 2 platform – the same as the Opel Astra K – the MG 5 is a very different beast at least when it comes to design.

The first generation MG 5 was never a very successful car. A small hatchback looking a bit too much like it should be a Toyota it was hampered by a poor choice of drivetrains. Sales stalled and the company decided not to risk it on the UK market. Chinese sales commenced in 2012 but by 2018 the car was culled without a whimper. The new model, however, brings a very different offering.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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