MG4 EV named ‘UK Car of the Year’

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The MG4 EV has been named as UK Car of the Year 2023, with a panel of experts selecting the all-electric hatchback as the best new car on sale in the UK today.

An expert panel of 27 automotive journalists recognised the MG4’s design, quality and value for money. Priced from just £26,995, the MG4 is positioned as a competitive model which undercuts other similar EVs, including models from  Dacia, Land Rover, Lotus, Kia and Toyota.

The independent awards ceremony is designed specifically for the UK car-buying public, judged by a panel of experts that includes some of the most respected names in motoring journalism (Photo: MG Motor UK Limited)

Guy Pigounakis, Commercial Director of MG Motor UK, was presented with the award at MG Piccadilly, the company’s flagship showroom in the heart of London.“We couldn’t be prouder of what the MG4 has achieved in such a short time,” said Guy, adding, “Winning UK Car of the Year demonstrates the immense capabilities of our new all-electric hatchback and there’s much more to come in 2023. I would like to personally thank each expert who took part in the judging process.”

The ‘UK Car of the Year’ title is the fifteenth major award achieved by the MG4 EV in the last six months, including four overall Car of the Year titles and the recent ‘Best Family Car’ title received during the UKCOTY semi-final last month. The model has also received recognition from Euro NCAP, achieving the maximum five-star safety rating following a rigorous testing process.

UKCOTY head judge and founder John Challen said, “The MG4 proves that electric cars can be affordable, practical and appeal to all areas of the automotive market. Fully charged, it offers more than enough miles for the vast majority of journeys, while the design and driving dynamics tick two other important boxes for consumers. A deserved winner for the electric future.”

Tom Ford, who writes for BBC Top Gear, said, “In a world where practical electric cars are all SUVs and priced to the sky, the MG4 offers genuine value-for-money – bringing EV ownership closer to reality for more people.”

“No other EV comes close to offering so much for relatively little outlay,” added Paul Hudson, motoring editor at The Telegraph. “It looks good inside and out, drives way better than you might imagine and the range is more than competitive. Whether you’re new to EVs or not, you won’t be disappointed.”

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