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An electric car has won the 2023 UK Car of the Year award, with judges calling it “perfect” and affordable.

The MG4 has been named UK Car of the Year for 2023, another big win for electric vehicles. However, unlike in 2022, when the top four cars are all battery-powered, MG’s closest competition comes from combustion-engined models at both ends of the power spectrum.

The five-door hatchback has an electric range of 281 miles for the standard model and 360 miles for the long-range MG4.

Like all new cars, the MG4 is fitted with a host of features designed to make the driving experience easier and smoother.

Trophy Long Range models feature a 360-degree parking camera, 10.25-inch colour touchscreen and iSMART app connectivity.

Battery life is usually considered a driver concern, but the MG can charge from 10% to 80% in just 35 minutes, and the car starts at just £26,995.

The affordable seven-seat Dacia Jogger took second place, while third went straight to Toyota’s GR86, which took home the best coupe category at this year’s awards.

Hailed as the top choice for cost-conscious cars, the Dacia Jogger is cost-effective with a starting price of £17,175.

The SUV is also available in a hybrid version, which is £30 cheaper than the petrol version, and drivers get a free first service, media control and cruise control.

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, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards, 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 most journeys, while the design and driving dynamics tick two other important boxes for consumers. A deserved winner for the electric future.”

Alisdair Suttie, also a UK Car of the Year Awards director, heaped praise onto the MG4, calling it “the perfect car for our times”.

He highlighted range and fast charging, adding that this removes the “chore” of owning an electric car, making it an ideal way to travel.

MG UK Commercial Director Guy Pigounakis accepted the winner’s trophy and was delighted with the victory.

“The MG4 has proved to be a hit with both existing and new customers since it arrived in September last year – and it is also hugely encouraging that so many expert reviewers hold the same opinion as well,” he said.

“We’d like to thank everyone at UK Car of the Year for this award – this is a significant achievement for MG.”

The 27-member UK Car of the Year jury was full of praise for the MG4.

“The MG4 does everything better than anyone could have imagined for the budget,” reasoned Jonny Smith, host of The Late Brake Show.

Meanwhile, Carwow’s Paul Barker described the MG4 as: “The car several other manufacturers will wish they had built. Proof that electric cars can be strikingly good looking while also relatively affordable, practical and usable.”

Another judge, Alex Grant, hailed the arrival of the MG4 calling it a “watershed moment for EVs. It’s a real game-changer.”

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