2021 MG ZST price and specs

The MG ZST range rolls over into 2021 with price increases of $500, but no extra fruit.

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After just a few months on sale, the MG ZST has received a price increase but no additional changes.

Prices are up by $500 across the range, which now starts at $29,990 drive-away.

Introduced late last year, the ZST sits in the middle of MG’s ZS family in between the regular ZS and the all-electric ZS EV.

Effectively an updated ZS with a more powerful engine and a suite of active safety technology, MG advertises the ZST as a separate model.

In VFACTS, however, the ZS, ZST and ZS EV are all lumped together. Through March 2021, the combined range is Australia’s best-selling small SUV range.


  • 2021 MG ZST Excite: $29,990
  • 2021 MG ZST Essence: $32,990

All prices are drive-away.

If you’re looking for a more accurate idea of price, head over to the MG ZST website. You’ll also be able to compare the differences between each of the variants. It’s also worth checking out the MG ZST offers page to see if there are any deals on at the moment.


The 2021 MG ZST is powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque, sent through the front wheels via a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

If you’re looking for more details on the engine specifications, you can find more information within the official MG ZST specifications sheet.

Fuel Economy

Claimed fuel economy for the 2021 MG ZST is 7.1L/100km on the combined cycle. It requires 95RON premium unleaded fuel and has a 45L fuel tank.


The MG ZST measures 4323mm long, 1809mm wide and 1653mm tall, with a 2585mm tall wheelbase.

Tare mass is 1295kg and the maximum braked towing capacity is 500kg.

Boot space is 359L with the rear seats upright, and 1187L with them folded flat.

You can find detailed exterior and interior dimensions via the MG ZST specifications page.

Servicing and Warranty

The MG ZST is backed by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty with seven-year roadside assist.


The ZST hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP, but the ZS on which it’s based has a four-star rating from testing carried out in 2017.

It’s worth mentioning though that the ZS EV, which also features the same suite of active safety technology as the ZST, scored a five-star rating based on testing carried out in 2019.

Standard safety equipment on all ZST models includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control

There’s further information on all the safety features on offer within the official MG ZST website.

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment in the base ZST Excite includes:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Red-brake calipers
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Surround-view camera

Moving up to the ZST Essence adds:

  • Unique 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Embossed MG logo on headrests
  • Heated front seats
  • Six-way power driver’s seat

Every colour apart from solid white and black are $500.

To see all the various options and inclusions across the MG ZST variants, visit the official website.

MORE: MG ZST news, reviews, comparisons and videos

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