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Brand New MG ZS 105kW Excite EV 45kWh 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzer3 Driving modes
8" colour touch screenAdaptive cruise control
Android AutoApple CarPlay
Bluetooth connectivityiGo Navigation system
Intelligent speed limit assistLane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
PASRear parking sensors
Rotary gear selectorTraffic jam assist
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

Auto headlightsBi-function projection headlight
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable door mirrorsChrome side window trim
Follow me home headlightsFront and rear aero wiper
Front and rear electric windows with driver's one-touch up/downIntelligent high beam
LED centre brake lightLED daytime running lights
Load carrierManual folding rear view mirror
Rear spoiler 

Interior Features

12V power sockets2nd row 60/40 split/fold
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Air conditioningBoot light
Driver's footrestDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front cupholders x 2Front grab handles
Front headrestsFront reading lights
GloveboxHoundstooth fabric upholstery
Illuminated switches and controlsInternal chrome door handles
ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2Leather steering wheel
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheelRear grab handle
Seat back pocketsTwin rear headrests

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detectionAnti rolling protection
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactChild locks on rear doors
Dual front airbagsEBA
Electric parking brake with auto hold functionESP
Front passenger airbag deactivation switchFront seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
Front side airbagsFuel cut off safety device
Hill launch assistRegenerative braking system
Seatbelt height adjustment for front seatsSeatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
Side curtain airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm system and engine immobiliserAutomatic latching door
Keyless entry and push button start systemRemote central locking
Second remote keySpeed sensing door locks
Superlocking 

Wheels

17" Diamond cut EV 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

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh44.5Battery Charge Slow kW7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)390
Battery Charge Fast kW50Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)40Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City12.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb18.6WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City4.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.3WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City372
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb262WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH262
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL262WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City231
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb163WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH163
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL163 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power143Coin SeriesExcite EV
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years7Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years5
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %90NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %64
NCAP Safety Assist %70Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage80000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.5Engine Power - BHP143
Engine Power - KW105Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT260Engine Torque - MKG36
Engine Torque - NM353Top Speed87

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond ActRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1620Height (including roof rails)1644
Length4314Wheelbase2579
Width1809Width (including mirrors)2048

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight1966Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1100
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)470Max. Loading Weight464
Minimum Kerbweight1502No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.2
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 EV

MG improves its offering in the compact part of the electric vehicle market with this revised version of its affordable ZS EV model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Looking for a compact family-sized full-electric model with zero emissions and the rapid responses characteristic of today's EVs? Here's the most affordable option you could consider, the MG ZS EV. It's an SUV, it's sensibly priced and it's well equipped. If ultimate driving range capacity isn't a top priority and you're buying on a budget, you might rather like it.

Background

The world is calling for higher levels of electrified vehicle technology (which to some extent we've now got) and more affordable EV models (which we're still waiting for). Enter MG - and specifically, this improved ZS EV model, priced to undercut similarly-sized rivals by a significant amount. It's even cheaper than some smaller supermini-shaped EVs. There's a chance you might already be familiar with the ZS. This decently spacious compact SUV was launched in 2018 with 1.0-litre or 1.5-litre petrol power. But MG were also keen to tell us at the time that this model's platform had been designed with full electrification very much in mind. Hence the introduction of the MG ZS EV in 2019 with a 44kWh battery, but that car could only go 163 miles between charges. MG knew it had to do better - and has, with this improved ZS EV model. More fully electric MG models will of course follow but how good is this one? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

The ZS EV is powered by a choice of two water-cooled lithium-ion batteries and both offer a longer driving range than this model's original, rather feeble, 44kWh battery, which only took the car 163 miles. For those who don't need to go very far in their EV, the entry point to the line-up is now marked by a 51kWh battery, which can take you up to 198 miles. MG expects though that most will want to stretch to its 72kWh Long Range battery, which can take this car up to 273 miles - which is much more like it. As with most EVs, this one should feel sprightly away from rest, courtesy of the fact that all its drive torque is generated immediately from the get-go. At the wheel, instead of the usual gear stick, you select drive from a Rotary Gear Selector, which allows you to switch between three gears - Drive, Neutral and Reverse. In front of this is a further control that allows you to switch between three levels of brake energy recovery (or turn the recovery system off). Level one will implement a small amount of regeneration, with much of the braking still dependent on the vehicle's brakes. Level three offers the greatest regenerative benefit, offering near one-pedal driving with minimal need for the brakes, improving the lifespan of the parts, increasing efficiency and reducing ownership costs.

Design and Build

Some would number this car amongst the more stylish family sector EV models you can buy. At just over 4.3m in length, it's an SUV sized somewhere between the smaller Crossover class (think Renault Captur/Nissan Juke) and the larger family-sized Crossover segment (think Nissan Qashqai/Kia Sportage). In this revised form, the ZS gets a smarter electric-only front end, with a stamped-effect grille to improve aerodynamics and a revised side-opening charging port. The bolder face is set off by LED headlights and distinctive daytime running lights. It also gets a redesigned rear bumper and smarter wheels. Without exception, all of the EV models you can currently buy on the UK market for under £30,000 are considerably smaller than this MG, both inside and out. Careful packaging has positioned the battery pack beneath the car, so that it doesn't impinge on either passenger or luggage space. Hence the way that it can handle bikes, pushchairs, luggage and bulky loads with no trouble at all. There's 448-litres of boot capacity, around 60-litres more than you'd get from most normal compact SUVs. Open the cabin doors and you're greeted with a spacious interior, though one with material quality not quite the equal of what you'd find from more established brands. Still, MG has tried hard, with faux-leather upholstery and a range of 3D shapes, metallic and chrome finishes.

Market and Model

There are two trim levels, base 'SE' and 'Trophy', with respective asking prices starting at well under £30,000, once the government's £2,500 Plug-in car Grant has been deducted. That really is exceptional value by EV standards. To give you some market perspective, a comparably-sized Crossover-style family EV like the Kia e-Niro costs from just above £30,000. Even much smaller supermini-sized Evs like Vauxhall's Corsa-e and Peugeot's e208 often cost in the £30,000-£35,000 bracket. Equipment levels are strong, with both variants getting the latest version of MG's infotainment system, with a 10.1-inch colour touchscreen featuring satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming and DAB radio. There's also a state-of-the-art MG iSMART connectivity system, which offers a connection via a smartphone app, through which various car, climate, security and charging functions can be controlled remotely. Smart 17-inch alloy wheels are standard - and your dealer will want to show you the brand's glass sliding 'Sky Roof'. There's also the brand's 'MG Pilot' camera safety package which includes Advanced Emergency Braking, Blindspot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Cost of Ownership

Earlier we mentioned this car's 198 mile WLTP-rated driving range in 51kWh form - which rises to 273 miles on the WLTP cycle with the 72kWh version. Charging ZS EGV is straightforward thanks to its combined CCS and Type 2 port, mounted within the front grille for easy access from either side of the car. Charging status is now readily viewed on the four stage indicator LEDs inside the charging port. The combination Type 2 and CCS charger provides up to 7kW fast charging using the on-board AC charger, or up to 76kW DC rapid charging (depending on climatic conditions). This means the Long Range 72 kWh battery can be charged from 0-100% in as little as 42 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in ten and a half hours; quite a bit more than the six hour time required for the previous 44kWh model. But overnight charging's still just about possible. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug. The battery pack is comprised of 18 cells and weighs just 280kg, providing competitive performance without generating any emissions. Managed by MG's Intelligent Battery Temperature Control system, the battery pack is insulated from external temperature variations, delivering the optimum power and range whatever the weather. As with all MG models, 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

If you're wondering just how affordable a family-sized full-EV model can be, in the form of this improved ZS EV, MG has delivered here a typically tightly-priced package. We'd still hoped for a little more driving range from the base version but in 72kWh Long range form, this car might still suit you down to the ground, especially if your motoring is based around short urban runs. It's well equipped, spacious and comes with a notably long 7 year transferrable warranty to complement a price that looks like a misprint. Is it the best car in the sector? No. Is it the best really affordable model in the class? Absolutely yes. MG has just taken another big step forward.

Performance
40%
Handling
50%
Comfort
50%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

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