Rodgers of Plymouth (part of the Murray Group) are a family-run business who have been serving the motoring needs of the city for nearly a century. So, it’s safe to say we know a thing or two about cars. When we began our partnership with MG almost two years ago, we knew we were representing a very important brand. From its roots as a stalwart of iconic British motoring to its status as ‘one to watch’ in the world of EV innovation, MG is a brand that aligns with our values.
MG have fast become one of the most exciting brands in the UK, particularly when it comes to EV sales, with the brand boasting a whopping 31.7% of their 2021 sales against an industry average of 7.5%.
The new, updated MG5 EV Long Range is one such example from the expanding MG family that proves they’re doing some ground-breaking work in terms of electric vehicle manufacturing. The fully electric model is the first EV estate car on the market, making it a practical, affordable and efficient choice for families. The best news? It’s available to test drive now at Rodgers of Plymouth MG at Christian Mill Business Park!
The MG 5 EV combines all the practicalities that you need for everyday life with state-of-the-art technology. So, whether you’re driving the daily commute; suffering the school run or taking a trip to the beach or moors; your drive is sure to go smoothly.
The 5-seater estate has ample space for passengers, with plenty of head and leg room, even behind taller drivers. In the front, the driver seat has lumber support and six-way adjustable seating for the ultimate in comfortable cruising. Front passengers aren’t forgotten, with four-way adjustable seats too. The entry level SE model comes with beautiful fabric seats whereas the Trophy model has leather style seats throughout and heated front seats to keep you cosy on those chilly winter mornings.
The Automatic transmission, controlled by a sleek rotary gear selector makes for a seamless journey and auto start and stop and the electronic parking brake make short hops across the city effortless.
The MG 5 EV Long Range boasts a wealth of technology as standard. Apple Car Play and Android Auto, allow you to connect your smartphone to make calls, send messages and – most importantly – take charge of the playlist whilst you hit the road! All safely and legally, of course, owing to voice control technology. Finding your way around comes easily thanks to the integrated Sat Nav system and the handy reversing camera is a godsend for anyone who has to regularly navigate Devon’s narrow
Take your drive to the next level, with MG Pilot – game-changing driver assistance technology that ensures a worry-free journey, especially during the colder, darker months. Features such as adaptive cruise control; lane keep assist; traffic jam assist and active emergency braking will keep you safe whether taking to the motorway or roaming around the countryside. Intelligent high beam assist allows you to safely navigate the roads after dark – an invaluable feature in the darker winter months. The 360-degree vision camera available in the Trophy edition enables accurate manoeuvring even in the tightest of spots.
Range anxiety can be a concern for those considering switching to an electric vehicle but with between 250 and 326 miles claimed range on a single charge, the MG 5 EV could almost drive the entire perimeter of Devon before needing a boost. Although we wouldn’t recommend trying without being aware of a few charging point locations as factors such as weather and terrain can affect range by up to 20% in the most extreme cases. The good news is, there are plenty of apps out there that can help you plan your journey with charging stops. Zap Maps is our favourite but Plugshare, Pod Point, BP Pulse and Bonnet do the job just
With the government having pledged to stop the manufacture of all ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles by 2030, the benefits of switching to an EV are widely documented. Switching to an MG EV might just be the best motoring move you ever make. Business or fleet drivers can take advantage of low Benefit in Kind (BiK) rates of 2% currently and if you’re planning on taking a trip to the Big Smoke, the London Congestion Charge doesn’t apply to electric vehicles at all.
Even with fluctuating energy prices, an average family-sized EV with a 64kWh battery costs around £36 to charge fully – which is still half the cost of filling an average petrol tank on an estate car. Add to that the abolition of VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) on all electric vehicles and the savings all add up.
As a brand, MG definitely go that extra mile to give their customers added peace of mind – with a seven year warranty in place for all vehicles (or up to 80,000 miles) and an eight year electric battery warranty, you’ll be more than covered. Complete the package by opting for an MG Service Plan and you can drive away safe in the knowledge that should you need help; your vehicle will be in the hands of fully qualified MG technicians.
Rodgers of Plymouth MG are a one stop shop for all your MG needs. We are located on Christian Mill Business Park in Crownhill. Alongside the latest MG models, we offer a comprehensive range of Approved Used Vehicles from across the Murray Group brands. In addition to this, Rodgers of Plymouth MG are authorised repairers for MG, Ssang Yong and Mitsubishi plus we offer amazing deals on MOTs for all makes and models.
So, whether your current car needs a bit of TLC, you’re in the market for an Approved Used car or you want to explore the world of electrification, Rodgers of Plymouth MG have something to suit your needs. Get in touch today and find out how we can get you on the road.