MG To Offer All-Electric ZS Compact SUV In The UK This Fall

MG will offer the electric version of the ZS compact SUV that debuted last year at the Guangzhou Auto Show in the UK market this fall.

The SAIC-owned brand hasn’t confirmed the specifications of the UK-spec electric ZS, only saying that it will offer room for five and a full-sized boot.

The eZS compact SUV will more likely use the same 146 HP electric motor as the China-spec model and a lithium-ion battery pack of unspecified capacity mounted between the two axles.

In its Chinese specification, MG’s first all-electric claims to offer 268 miles (431 km) of range per the NEDC cycle. Under the stricter WLTP standards, the driving range is expected to be closer to 200 miles (320 km).

“With the launch of our MG ZS electric SUV we’re delighted to be entering the electric car market at such an exciting time,” said Daniel Gregorious, MG’s Head of Sales and Marketing. “With all the practicality and versatility of a compact SUV, a full-sized boot and room for five, ZS means electric without compromise.”

The MG ZS has been on sale in the UK since 2017 and is offered with two petrol engine options, a 105hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit and a turbocharged 109hp 1.0-liter three-cylinder unit.

The new electric MG ZS will be sold alongside the existing petrol models, with more details to be announced closer to its launch.

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  • Craig

    Are we to assume that all of these new EV’s [From this MG to all of the new Audi’s and above] are being made by companies that KNOW what they’re doing? [Insofar as actually MAKING an EV] They’re all coming to market a little too quickly for my comfort.

    • Bash

      I like that logic you said. But is this case, who should we trust the most? should that be the oldest one of them; first one of them? will that be the, ahem, Tesla?
      they all have to start somewhere?

      • Craig

        True. BUT…. I still think that I’d feel more comfortable buying an EV that’s proven itself over a few years on the road.

        • designer_dick

          I’d rather buy an EV from a company that’s first proven it knows how to build cars properly, and that company isn’t Tesla.

        • Bash

          Agreed, how about this, personally I’ll not buy any EV or hybrid in a say 10 years time frame. By then, all of the car makers will have some proven experience. I know not comparable to the 100 years old nICE cars but let’s just face it. In a decade or two we will see 90% of the cars on the roads are EVs

  • GlobalPostitpad

    MG offers a long warranty and the ICE MG ZS undercuts the competition by about 15 to 20% so I’d expect this to undercut the Kia Niro and Stonic by a good distance too.

  • WHEN I WAS A KID MG’S WERE POPULAR TWO SEAT LIGHT WEIGHT CONVERTIBLES. I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE LOGIC OF BUYING THE NAME AND TURNING IT INTO A FAMILY HAULER BRAND.

    • kissitbetter

      The market for two seat convertibles is now tiny. Several manufacturers have stopped producing for this sector. Like everybody else, MG needs to sell product, the market wants SUVs, so MG, like just about every other car manufacturer, offers SUVs!

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