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Brand New 20 Plate MG ZS 1.5 VTi-TECH Limited Edition 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer3 steering modes (Urban, normal, dynamic)
8" colour touch screenApple CarPlay
Bluetooth connectivityCruise control
PASRear parking sensors
Trip computerUSB mobile phone charging function

Entertainment

4 speaker audio systemDAB audio
iPod compatibilityRadio/MP3 player
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB/aux input socket

Exterior Features

95th anniversary special edition badgesAuto headlights
Bi-function projection headlightBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Chrome side window trimFollow me home headlights
Front and rear aero wiperFront and rear electric windows with driver's one-touch up/down
Front and rear lower bumper garnish with red accentHigh gloss black grille with red accent
LED centre brake lightLED daytime running lights
Load carrierManual folding rear view mirror
Rear spoilerSilver roof rails
Solar reflect windscreenSolid paint

Interior Features

12V power sockets2nd row 60/40 split/fold
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Air conditioningAir vents with red highlights
Boot lightDriver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsFabric upholstery with red leather style bolsters
Front cupholders x 2Front grab handles
Front headrestsFront reading lights
GloveboxIlluminated switches and controls
Internal chrome door handlesISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
Leather steering wheel with red stitchingRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear grab handleRed stitching on gear lever gaiter and door cards
Seat back pocketsTwin rear headrests

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Anti rolling protectionAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Child locks on rear doorsDual front airbags
EBAESP
Front passenger airbag deactivation switchFront seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
Hill launch assistSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm system and engine immobiliserAutomatic latching door
Remote central lockingSecond remote key
Speed sensing door locksSuperlocking

Wheels

17" Diamond cut alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)140Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb155WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High172
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High133WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium139 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio11.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.5EC Urban (mpg)40
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.1WLTP - MPG - Comb41.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High37.4WLTP - MPG - High48.3
WLTP - MPG - Low34.7WLTP - MPG - Medium46.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power106
Based On ID82625Coin DescriptionVTi-TECH
Coin SeriesLimited editionGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years7
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %64NCAP Safety Assist %70
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15000
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage80000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.9Engine Power - BHP106
Engine Power - KW78Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT104
Engine Torque - MKG14.4Engine Torque - NM141
Engine Torque - RPM4500Top Speed109

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/50 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1611Height (including roof rails)1636
Length4314Wheelbase2585
Width1809Width (including mirrors)2048

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)48Gross Vehicle Weight1695
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1375Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)448
Max. Loading Weight464Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked500
Minimum Kerbweight1231No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MG Motor UK MG ZS

In seeking a small B-segment SUV, you probably won't have considered the MG brand as an option. Ought you to? Jonathan Couch looks at the MG ZS and decides.

Ten Second Review

The ZS is MG's first properly credible fully class-competitive model. A small B-segment SUV rivalling cars like Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur, it's much better suited to European buyers than the brand's previous Chinese-era designs. But it still manages to undercut small class rivals by a significant amount on price.

Background

Students of MG history will be very familiar with the MG ZS. Launched in 2001, it was a re-badged, sportier version of the Rover 45 saloon that sold until the wind-up of the MG Rover business in 2005. Thank goodness, this new-era MG ZS is nothing like that and it's made by a company that has very little in common with the way the brand was back then. We all know that MG is Chinese-owned these days. And many are now also aware that the company no longer bothers to build its cars in Longbridge from shipped-in kits in order to preserve some semblance of British identity. Going forward, the manufacturer must be able to offer truly class-competitive models able to deliver more than just low pricing. This ZS B-segment SUV is the first of them, and its task is to do nothing less than double this maker's sales in our market.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, ZS buyers can choose between two petrol engines, there being no real demand for diesel in this segment. The entry-level option is a 1.5-litre VTI four cylinder unit with 105bhp mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Much more modern though, is the alternative 1.0-litre GDI three-cylinder 110bhp turbo unit, which is also offered with a six-speed automatic gearbox option. With a manual shift, the 1.5-litre variant can get to 62mph from rest in 10.9 seconds en route to 109mph. That's over a second quicker than the equivalent version of the rival Nissan Juke. The Chinese brand says that this ZS has been extensively tested on UK roads and developed for UK drivers. In other words, it's much more dynamically tailored to European needs than its larger GS SUV stablemate. To that end, if you avoid entry-level trim, you'll find that the steering comes with a choice of three selectable modes - 'Urban', 'Normal' and 'Dynamic'. The 'Urban' setting offers a lighter and quicker response at low speeds and when parking. Alternatively, the 'Dynamic' mode is designed to increase the steering effort, deliver a higher damping effect and increase the centre definition at medium and high vehicle speeds. The 'Normal' steering option aims to deliver the best all-round fit to MG's tailored suspension set-up.

Design and Build

We're told that the ZS showcases the future design direction for MG, expressing an 'Emotional Dynamism' which is set to feature across all upcoming models. A distinctive enlarged, full frame grille inspired by the famous brand's heritage dominates the front end. Elsewhere, there's plenty of MG branding and a smartly-fashioned nose that aims to give the car a refined look, one carried through to its sweeping corners and solid backend. Headlights are also a key design feature, with a massive 23 LEDs creating a design statement in each one. Inside, you get SUV C-segment 'Qashqai'-class standards of space for SUV B-segment 'Juke'-style pricing. For reference, the XS is 179mm longer, 44mm wider and 46mm taller than the Juke. In fact, this MG offers one of the most generous shoulder, leg and headroom capacities in its segment, the cabin providing around 55mm additional rear shoulder room and 80mm rear headroom than the segment average. A spacious 448-litres of cargo capacity (some 60-litres larger than is typical for a supermini-based B-segment SUV) is welcome, as is the split-level boot, which provides plenty of room for prams, luggage, outdoor leisure equipment or the weekly shop. Keen cyclists and adventure sports fans will benefit from numerous compartments throughout the car which provide additional storage.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels, 'Explore', 'Excite' and 'Exclusive'. Like all MG models, this one's certainly affordable. The entry-level version is available on the road from around £12,500 - around £2,500 more affordable than the equivalent Nissan Juke. Plus, as you'd expect, there's also a full range of competitive finance offers. For example, for £199 per month, you can get yourself a top-of-the-range 'Exclusive'-trimmed manual variant, with £3,550 deposit and 0% finance. There's plenty of equipment too. Inside, an 8-inch touch sensitive infotainment screen is supported by DAB radio (on the 'Exclusive' and 'Excite' models), while Bluetooth hands-free and remote central locking is available across the range. Cruise control is also included, while air conditioning comes as standard on 'Excite' and 'Exclusive' models, and satellite navigation and a rear camera are standard on the 'Exclusive' variant. Headlight day/dusk sensors are standard, even on the entry-level 'Explore' model. Avoid entry-level trim and you also get the 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring system for the centre-dash screen. This means you can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. As you'd expect, there's a wide range of (most extra cost) colours, including a specially-developed tri-coat 'Dynamic Red' paint option.

Cost of Ownership

We didn't expect the ZS to deliver class-lading efficiency stats and it doesn't. It gets pretty close to the class standard though. The 1.5-litre petrol model manages 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and 129g/km of CO2, which is basically the same as a rival Nissan Juke 1.2 DIG-T. It's also miles ahead of the base 1.6-litre Juke variant, which is much closer to a ZS on price and can only manage 47.1mpg and 138g/km. The ZS also has a larger fuel tank than the Juke, so there'll be less need to fill its tank. You also get one of the longest fully transferable warranties in its class, a 7 year/80,000-mile package being standard across all variants. Rivals such as SsangYong, Hyundai and Toyota only provide 5 years.

Summary

Here at last is an MG we can whole-heartedly recommend. That doesn't make this ZS model a B-segment SUV class leader but it does mean that you could enjoy the large price saving this car offers over mainstream rivals without feeling that you'd opted for a significantly inferior product. In fact, there are plenty of things about this ZS that you might conceivably prefer to some rivals. Maybe the looks. Possibly the multi-mode steering system. Probably the long 7-year warranty. Certainly the improved levels of equipment. Is it the best car in the sector? No. Is it the best really affordable model in the class? Almost certainly, yes. For MG, that represents a big step forward.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£205
Deposit£205
Term (months)49
Cash price£15,495
Credit amount£15,290
Guaranteed future value£5450
Total amount payable£15,495
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge14.9p per mile
Representative APR0%
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