On March 3, 2022, MG officially introduced the new MG5 Scorpio model in the Chinese market. This is a sportier version of the MG5 series and was first revealed in August last year. Targeting young customers, the MG5 Scorpio 2022 has a more aggressive design, a more high-tech interior and a more powerful engine than the regular version.
The difference of the MG5 Scorpio 2022 compared to the regular version is clearly shown through the front of the car. Here, we can see the large grille with interlocking meshes and painted in glossy black. Located just below the grille are 2 central air vents and the front spoiler. Next is the light system divided into 2 floors with LED daytime running lights above and headlights below which are quite common in the car village today. Even the front bumper of the MG5 Scorpio 2022 is not the same as the regular version.
On the side, MG5 Scorpio 2022 retains the design style of the regular version with a sloping roof back and prominent ribbed lines. However, the car has additional 5-spoke alloy wheels painted in black and new contrasting red brake shackles.
Behind the MG5 Scorpio 2022 there are also some new points such as a scorpion-shaped logo to match the car’s name, shaping the inside of the taillight cluster, 4 circular exhaust pipes divided equally to both sides and horizontal reflectors on the rear bumper. . In particular, the car is also equipped with a black rear spoiler and a fake diffuser under the rear bumper.
In terms of dimensions, the MG5 Scorpio 2022 has a length of 4,695 mm, a width of 1,842 mm, a height of 1,480 mm and a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. Thus, compared to the regular version, the car is only 20 mm longer.
Similar to the exterior, the interior of the MG5 Scorpio 2022 is also significantly changed compared to the regular version. Stepping inside this sporty C-size sedan, the driver will encounter a digital dashboard connected to the infotainment screen, both of which are 12.3 inches in size. According to MG, the car’s central screen combines with the new generation Zebra Luoshen infotainment system jointly developed by SAIC and Alibaba.
Next is the sporty hexagonal steering wheel, integrated with gearshift paddles and decorative metal cladding on the dashboard, door panels as well as the center console. In addition, the surround light system creates a sense of both high-tech and fashion for the car.
As a sport-oriented car, the MG5 Scorpio 2022 is equipped with weightless seats, leather upholstery in two contrasting colors. In addition, the car also has some yellow accents such as seat belts, “MG” logo on the headrests, stitching on the steering wheel, seats and center armrest.
The “heart” of the MG5 Scorpio 2022 is a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.5L petrol engine block, producing a maximum capacity of 181 horsepower and maximum torque of 285 Nm. Thanks to that, the car can accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 6.9 seconds. Compared to the regular version, the MG5 Scorpio 2022 is 8 horsepower stronger but still reaches a maximum speed of 200 km / h. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.