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MG4 EV is ‘UK Car of the Year 2023’

Another award, another electric car is the winner. The MG4 EV has been named UK Car of the Year 2023, with the all-electric hatchback being judged to be the best new car on sale in the UK today.

The MG4 was praised for its design, quality, and outstanding value for money - recognizing that the new fully electric hatchback puts zero emissions motoring within reach for more people than ever.

The MG4 was crowned as the overall winner from a final list of seven 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.

The MG4 was designed in Marylebone, London, and is manufactured in several countries. MG is the fastest-growing car brand in the UK.

The budget seven-seat Dacia Jogger was the runner-up in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2023, while third place outright went to Toyota’s GR86, which claimed the Best Coupé category. Ultimately, the MG4 won by a considerable margin over its six other rivals to take the title of UK Car of the Year 2023.

John Challen, David Allison, Guy Pigounakis & Chris Evans

“The MG4 proves that electric cars can be affordable, practical, and appeal to all areas of the automotive market,” said John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards. “Fully charged, it offers more than enough miles for most journeys, while the design and driving dynamics tick two other important boxes for consumers. A deserved win for the electric future.”

Alisdair Suttie, also a UK Car of the Year Awards director, continued: “MG has come up with the perfect car for our times. With plenty of range and quick charging, it takes the chore out of EV ownership and makes it a desirable way to travel. It's simply a fantastic all-around family car.”

Chris Evans, head of sales at heycar UK – sponsor of the UK Car of the Year Awards – said: “Congratulations to MG for its very deserved win with the fantastic MG4. With an impressive range of up to 281 miles, coupled with striking styling and design, MG has struck an excellent balance of desirability, practicality, and performance. With consumers facing economic pressures more than ever before, it also proves that EV ownership doesn’t have to be prohibitive. The MG4 represents fantastic value for money.”

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