MG ZS EV Launches With 163 Miles Of Range, £21,495 Starting Price

Order books have opened for the MG ZS EV in the United Kingdom, where the first 1,000 customers will get the electric crossover from £21,495 ($26,761/€23,826), as well as a free home charging point, installation included.

Without the £3,500 ($4,357/€3,880) Government Grant and matching MG EV Grant, the ZS EV Excite starts at £28,495 ($35,476/€31,586), whereas the better equipped Exclusive version can be purchased from £30,495 ($37,966/€33,802). The offer includes the latter model, too, which drops to £23,495 ($29,251/€26,043) after the incentives.

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The EV uses a front-mounted electric motor with 105 kW (143 PS / 141 hp) and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque that gets its juice from a 44.5 kWh water-cooled, lithium-ion battery pack, with a WLTP range of 163 miles (262 km). The battery has been mounted underneath the car and features rapid charging.

The ZS EV is MG’s most high-tech vehicle ever, sporting Advanced Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, as part of the MG Pilot suite of driver assistance gear, offered as standard in both grades.

A sliding panoramic roof, 8-inch touchscreen display with sat-nav, smartphone integration, Bluetooth and DAB radio are also included. The vehicle boasts generous legroom and headroom, spacious boot and several storage spaces, and can handle some bulky loads, such as bike and pushchairs.

Design-wise, it sports special badging, new 17-inch alloy wheels and the distinctive star-rider grille with an integrated charging port. It is available in the new Pimlico Blue exterior shade, as well as three other colors.

Deliveries will commence in September, but interested customers can secure one of the first 1,000 cars online by placing a £500 ($622/€554) deposit.

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  • HD

    That’s actually a really good deal, considering how much less the maintenance will be in the next years compared to an ICE car.

  • designer_dick

    A reasonable enough price for a reasonable enough range, and the flush fitting infotainment screen looks much better than the screen with a cheap plastic bezel offered on petrol powered ZS models.

  • zebda

    First Mazda EV! Nope, it’s MG.

  • designer_dick

    Given that the price is £5,755 less than the basic Hyundai Kona Electric, which has a smaller 39kwh batttery and a fractionally shorter range, you’re right, this is an amazing deal. Like the Kona, the ZS isn’t the best small crossover in the world, but nor is it the worst, so it’s worth the money.

  • Aqua Boogie

    Looks like a good offer. Very acceptable design, a clever mix of eastern and western styles. A cooled battery, something Nissan “forgot”. Watch the Chinese coming our way.

  • Aqua Boogie

    When properly handled, this kind of a battery could last or 10 years, with a 10% battery degradation. Keep it charged between 30-80% and avoid super-charging as much as you can.

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