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2021 (71) MG ZS 105kW Exclusive 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
Blind Spot Detection (BAS)Bluetooth connectivity
E-calliGo Navigation system
Intelligent speed limit assistLane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
PASRear cross traffic alert
Rear parking cameraRear parking sensors
Rotary gear selectorTraffic jam assist
Trip computerUSB mobile phone charging function

Entertainment

6 speaker audio system with 3D soundDAB 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 heated/adjust/fold 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
Panoramic sky roofRain sensing wipers
Rear side wing doorsRear spoiler
Silver roof rails 

Interior Features

12V power sockets2nd row 60/40 split/fold
3 seat bench in 2nd row4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest
6 way electric adjustable drivers seatAir conditioning with odour and pollutant filter
Boot lightDriver's footrest
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsFront cupholders x 2
Front grab handlesFront headrests
Front reading lightsGlovebox
Heated front seatsIlluminated switches and controls
Internal chrome door handlesISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
Leather steering wheelRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear grab handleSeat back pockets
Single front passenger seatSynthetic leather upholstery
Twin 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 Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)390
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW7
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)40Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-80
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW50Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeCCS Type 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)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Gears1 SPEEDTransmissionAUTO

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power143Coin SeriesExclusive 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 Weight432
Minimum Kerbweight1534No. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Looking for a compact family-sized full-electric model on the used car market with zero emissions and the rapid responses characteristic of today's EVs? Here's the most affordable option you could consider, the early 44.5kWh version of the MG ZS EV, which sold between 2019 and 2021. 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.

History

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). Back in 2019, enter Chinese brand MG - and specifically, the original 44.5kWh version of this ZS EV model, which was priced to undercut similarly-sized rivals by a significant amount. It was even cheaper than smaller supermini-shaped EVs. The ZS is a decently spacious compact SUV that 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. This original ZS EV was replaced in Autumn 2021 by a revised model with a larger 72kWh Long Range battery, but it's the early 2019-2021 44.5kWh-era version we look at here.

What You Get

Some would number this car amongst the more stylish family sector EV models you can buy from the 2019-2021 period. 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 original electric form, the ZS sports a revised 'star-rider' front grille to frame its brand's famous octagonal company logo. 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 tried hard here, with a range of 3D shapes, metallic and chrome finishes - and faux-leather upholstery on the top 'Exclusive'-spec model. With this model, it was clear that the Chinese bean counters were finally getting the idea that it doesn't do to try and make production cost savings in the cabin, an area so crucial to the day-to-day experience of automotive ownership. Hence, for example, the soft-touch coating for the upper dash top; the stylised 'jet'-style corner air vents; and the supple faux- leather that trims the steering wheel and gear knob. There's a decently large 8-inch centre-dash infotainment display too. Without exception, all of the EV models you can currently buy on the UK used car market for ZS EV money are considerably smaller than this MG, both inside and out. Careful packaging positioned the battery pack beneath the car, so that it doesn't impinge on either passenger or luggage space. With small crossovers, it's usually on the rear seat that you're reminded of their supermini origins. Not in this case. This car is slightly wider and longer than typical small SUVs and that really pays dividends here. In fact MG claimed that the kind of room on offer in the back of a ZS was much more comparable with the kind of space you'd get from a Qashqai-class family hatch-based SUV from the next class up - and there's some truth in that. The notably low centre transmission tunnel even means that you could theoretically seat three adults alongside each other back here - or at least you would be able to do that if this bench was better sculpted. As it is, the narrow centre seating position is really only suitable for children. The boot's 448-litre total capacity is exactly the same as you'd get in a combustion-engined ZS which, to give you some class perspective, is a figure around 60-litres higher than you'd get from most normal compact SUVs. Fold forward the 60:40-split rear bench and the capacity figure rises to 1,100-litres.

What to Look For

There aren't many major issues here, other than a few electrical and software issues; go thoroughly over all the powered and infotainment functions of the car you're looking at. Even if there were, all cars will obviously be covered by MG's warranty, a fully-transferrable 7 year/80,000 mile package. Otherwise, it's just the usual things; look out for stone chips and alloy wheel scratches. And insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

MG parts prices are pretty affordable but you'll probably need to source them through an MG dealer. This being an EV, you'll save on a lot of the usual service items - you obviously won't need things like an oil filter and so on. And the brake pads will last a lot longer - possibly the life of the car.

On the Road

This early ZS EV was powered by a 44.5kWh, water-cooled lithium-ion battery which has a WLTP-rated driving range certified at 163 miles. A couple of years back, that would have been quite creditable but these days, comparable family EVs are routinely able to deliver well over 200 miles from a single charge. Mind you, those cars will be considerable more expensive than this one and are typically less spacious inside; it all comes down to what your priorities are. As with most EVs, this one should feel sprightly away from rest, courtesy of the fact that all its drive torque (353Nm) is generated immediately from the get-go. There's 105 kW of power, equivalent to 143PS, and the 62mph benchmark is dispatched in just 8.5s, though there's a rather limited top speed of just 87mph. 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. 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. The CCS plug is an enhanced version of the Type 2 plug, with two additional power contacts for the purposes of quick charging and supports AC and DC charging power. Featuring rapid charging capability, the ZS EV can charge from 0-80% in 40 minutes from a 50 kW charging station (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in six hours - overnight charging's easy, in other words. 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.

Overall

In this ZS EV in its early 44.5kWh form, MG delivered a typically tightly-priced package. We'd hoped for a little more driving range from it but if most of your motoring is based around short urban runs, this car might still suit you down to the ground. It's well equipped, and spacious and nippy to drive. 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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47 monthly payments of£215.53
Deposit£249
Total amount payable£17,128.11
Fixed interest rate5.6%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£12,749
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.0p per mile
Completion fee£1
Optional final payment£6748.20
Term (months)48

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