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 praised the MG4 EV’s design, quality and outstanding value for money - recognising that the new fully electric hatchback puts zero emissions motoring within reach for more people than ever.
The MG4 EV has been crowned as the overall winner from a final list of seven popular new cars, ranking ahead of models from Dacia, Land Rover, Lotus, Kia and Toyota.
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.
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. “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.”
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.”
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.
Tom Ford, who writes for BBC Top Gear and expert EV title Electrifying, 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.”
Priced from just £26,995, the MG4 is positioned as an extremely competitive model, significantly undercutting rivals without compromising on design, technology or electric range.
“No other EV comes close to offering so much for relatively little outlay,” said 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.”
MG Motor UK remains the fastest growing car brand in the UK, with the MG4 EV spearheading its hugely successful start to 2023.
Paul Barker, managing editor at carwow, described the MG4 as, “The car several other manufacturers will wish they had built – and one that proves electric cars can be strikingly good looking while also relatively affordable, practical and usable.”
Jonny Smith, journalist and host of YouTube channel The Late Brake Show, noted, “MG4 does everything better than anyone could have imagined for the budget.”
Tim Pitt, Managing Editor of Motoring Research, said, “A budget EV that doesn't feel built to a price. A very practical and credible family car.”
“A watershed moment for EVs,” commented Alex Grant, freelance motoring journalist. “It’s great to drive, has a usefully long range and fast-charging capability and all the space and safety kit families are demand from a car like this. It’s a real game-changer. MG has quietly found its niche with a line-up of great value, well-rounded electric cars, but the MG4 has the credentials to shake up the market.”
Keith Jones, motoring journalist and researcher, described the MG4 as, “Extraordinarily good value, wrapped in a visually desirable pseudo-SUV hatchback body.”
Car Dealer magazine’s James Batchelor, said, “An MG you can finally recommend on style, quality and value-for-money.”
Alisdair Suttie, freelance motoring journalist, added, “MG has come up with the perfect car for our times. The MG4 is fun to drive, affordable to buy or lease and it looks the absolute business. With plenty of range and quick charging, it also takes the chore out of EV ownership and makes it a desirable way to travel. It's simply a fantastic all-round family car.”
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MG is the fastest growing car brand in the UK, with a market leading range of electric vehicles that are encouraging more drivers than ever to switch to zero emission motoring.
Tracing its history back to 1924, MG is famous for building sporty, exciting and affordable cars. Today, the company is establishing itself as a driving force in the rapidly expanding UK electric car market, with a reputation for outstanding design, market-leading technology and excellent value for money.
Designed in Marylebone, London, and manufactured in state-of-the-art factories in several countries, today’s MGs are practical, spacious and packed with technology. From its innovative new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) to the intelligent iSmart vehicle data app, MG continues to demonstrate a forward thinking and progressive approach to the needs of today’s discerning motorists.
With a national network of over 150 dealerships, MG is accessible to customers everywhere with professional sales and aftersales provision across the UK. All new MGs are built with world-class components and are backed by a comprehensive manufacturer’s 7-year warranty.