MG5Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0700
The MG5 is a C-segment, two-box hatchback, based on SAIC AP platform. Like the MG5 concept, SAIC Design UK and SAIC Design China designed the production version's exterior and interior respectively, in a collaboration between Ken Ma – former director of SAIC Design China – and current Global Design Director Tony Williams.
In general, its exterior has inherited the ‘Flow Edge' design philosophy from MG3, which launched in the Chinese market last year. The whole body features a continuous masculine surface intersected by sharp feature lines, a strong personality and increased dynamic feeling than previous MGs.
The DRG appears more expressive, the emblem stretching out to a pair of strong character lines on the hood surface as well as horizontally into the air intake, which has been extended out into the headlamps. The overall look is well-integrated and sporty.
The interior, in contrast, seems to be more conventional and traditional than the exterior. The IP is divided into dark and beige color with an 8-inch screen at the center, flanked by two center air vents. It's equipped with IVOKA voice control system for navigation, music player, SMS messageing and internet browsing.
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