MG4 EV crowned ‘UK Car of the Year’ 2023

The MG4 EV has been named as the highly prestigious UK Car of the Year (UKCOTY) 2023. A panel of 27 leading motoring experts picked the all-electric hot hatch as the no.1 new car on sale in the UK today. 

The expert panel heaped praise on the MG4 EV's design, quality and outstanding value of money, while recognising that the fully electric hatchback puts zero emissions motoring within the reach of more drivers than ever. 

The MG4 EV was shortlisted for the 'UK Car of the Year' prize after being named 'Best Family Car' at the recent UK Car of the Year Awards. It fought off competition from the other category winners, including cars from brands such as Dacia, Land Rover, Lotus, Toyota, and the all-new Kia Niro, to be crowned the overall 'Car of the Year' for 2023. 

This latest win for the MG4 EV is its 15th major motoring award since its launch in September 2022. These include the 'Best Small Electric Car' at the WhatCar? Awards and the 'Car of the Year' at the Company Car & Van Awards.

Guy Pigounakis, Commercial Director of MG Motors UK, was presented with the award at MG Piccadilly in London. 

He said: “We couldn't be prouder of what the MG4 has achieved in such a short time. Winning the 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 commented: “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, while the design and driving dynamics tick two other important boxes for consumers. A deserved winner for the electric future.” 

With prices starting from just £26,995, the MG4 EV is positioned as an extremely competitive model, and is significantly more affordable than its EV hatchback rivals, without compromising on design, tech or electric driving range. 

MG4 EV range 

Explore the MG4 range at Chapelhouse.


The independent awards ceremony is designed with the UK car-buying public in mind. It's judged by a panel of experts that includes some of the most respected names in motoring journalism. The panel queued up to lavish praise upon the MG4. 

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 close 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 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.” 

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.” 

MG4 EV driving range

Driving range

The MG4 Trophy Long Range edition has a maximum driving range of up to a massive 365 miles from a single charge. 

MG4 EV rapid charging

Rapid charging 

The MG4 can charge from 10-80% in as little as 35 minutes so longer EV journeys have never been easier. 

MG4 EV iSmart app


Control many aspects of the MG4 from a simple tap of your smartphone. This includes charging, locating the nearest charging point, and remote access to climate control system. 

Journalist Jonny Smith said: “MG4 does everything better than anyone could have imagined for the budget.” 

Tim Pitt, Managing Editor of Motoring Research concurred: “A budget EV that doesn't feel built to a price. A very practical and credible family car.” 

Keith Jones, motoring journalist and researcher, said the MG4 was “extraordinarily good value, wrapped in a visually desirable pseudo-SUV hatchback body”.

Freelance motoring journalist Alex Grant described it as “a watershed moment for EVs”. “It's great to drive, has a usefully long range and fast-charging capability, and all the space and safety kit families 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.” 

Thanks to its MG Pilot safety feature package, the MG4 was even awarded a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating back in December to complete its status as the ultimate electric family-friendly hatchback.

Fellow freelance car journalist Alisdair Suttie wrapped up: “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.” 

Come down to Chapelhouse MG and see for yourself why the MG4 is taking the UK car market by storm.