After expanding the ZS EV line-up last year with the Long Range, MG has updated the pricing of its electric SUV.
UPDATE, 20/07/2023 – MG has amended pricing to include statewide drive-away pricing for all models. We’ve updated this article and brought it forward.
State-based drive-away pricing has changed for both the Excite and Essence models, however the Long Range pricing remains the same.
ZS EV pricing has been adjusted for Excite and Essence models depending on your state, with the base Excite seeing price cuts around the $1000 mark depending where you live as MG gears up to phase it out.
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The Excite currently opens the range at $42,990 before on-road costs, undercutting the rival BYD Atto 3, while the flagship Long Range is priced at $55,990 before on-road costs.
Introduced last year was a new software architecture called iSmart, and owners can use the associated smartphone app to, for example, remotely control the locks and air-conditioning. App connectivity is complementary for one year.
The Australian-market ZS EV misses out on over-the-air updates, Amazon Music streaming, and live weather and traffic updates.
“While our future product offering may have over-the-air updates, our current telematics box in the new ZS EV does not carry this feature,” said a spokesperson for MG Motor Australia previously said.
“It is a method of monitoring and supporting the web-based applications such as the vehicle’s state of charge and not for vehicle updating (over the air updates).”
“Our seven-year warranty is comprehensive across both ICE, electric and batteries with no hidden exclusions,” said MG Motor Australia and New Zealand CEO Peter Ciao, which could be interpreted as a dig at rival BYD.
“All of our 83 dealerships in Australian are trained to sell and service all our products and our customers appreciate this level of service and offering.”
MG is also offering home AC chargers, with its 7kW Chargehub costing $1990 and its 11kW unit costing $2090. Both prices exclude fitment costs.
- ZS EV Excite: $42,990
- ZS EV Essence $44,990
- ZS EV Long Range: $55,990
All pricing is before on-road costs.
Drive-away pricing varies from state to state.
Excite pricing is as follows:
- ACT: $45,287 (-$1200)
- NSW: $45,709 (-$1000)
- NT: $45,289 (-$906)
- QLD: $46,297 (-$1022)
- SA: $46,911 (-$1029)
- TAS: $45,284 (-$1000)
- VIC: $47,337 (-$1079)
- WA: $48,190 (-$940)
Essence is priced as follows:
- ACT: $49,287 (-$297)
- NSW: $49,709 (unchanged)
- NT: $49,289 (+$94)
- QLD: $50,377 (-$2)
- SA: $51,071 (+$11)
- TAS: $49,284 (unchanged)
- VIC: $51,505 (-$37)
- WA: $52,701 (+$183)
Long Range pricing is as follows:
- ACT: $57,287
- NSW: $57,709
- NT: $57,469
- QLD: $58,537
- SA: $59,391
- TAS: $57,284
- VIC: $59,841
- WA: $61,367
All pricing is drive-away.
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The 2023 MG ZS EV Excite and Essence has a front-mounted electric motor with 130kW of power and 280Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 8.2 seconds.
The 2023 MG ZS EV Long Range has a front-mounted electric motor with 115kW and 280Nm, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 8.5 seconds.
All models are available with front-wheel drive only.
Standard-range ZS EV models have a 50.3kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with WLTP range of 320km.
All models have a claimed energy consumption of 17.1kWh/100km on the WLTP cycle.
The ZS EV standard range can be charged at up to 50kW on DC power with a 0-80 per cent time of 54 minutes, while the ZS EV Long Range requires 63 minutes to reach 0-80 per cent using a 50kW DC charger.
It’ll take a claimed five hours to charge the ZS EV standard range using an 11kW AC charger.
The 2023 MG ZS EV Long Range has a 72kWh battery lithium iron phosphate battery with WLTP range of 440km.
The 2023 MG ZS EV measures 4323mm long, 1809mm wide and 1625mm tall (1649mm including roof rails). It rides a 2585mm wheelbase.
Kerb weight is 1570kg in the Excite, 1610kg in the Essence, and 1620kg in the Long Range with maximum braked and unbraked towing capacity of 500kg.
There’s 359L of boot space behind the second row, while under the boot floor there’s a tyre repair kit.
MG backs its cars with a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. It also offers capped-price servicing under its Precise Price Servicing scheme.
Servicing is required every 24 months or 40,000km. MG has updated its capped price servicing for the first seven services on the Excite and Essence models.
Pricing is as follows: $295, $810, $295, $810, $295, $810, $295.
MG is yet to announced service pricing for its Long Range variant.
The outgoing MG ZS EV has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2019.
It received an adult occupant protection score of 90 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 84 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 64 per cent, and a safety assist score of 71 per cent.
MG has told CarExpert it’s currently working with ANCAP to deliver an updated rating for the new model.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Six airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keep assist
- Adaptive cruise control with intelligent cruise assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Surround-view camera
The Essence adds:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
The Excite comes standard with:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Automatic LED headlights
- 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster
- 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- DAB+ digital radio
- iSmart app connectivity
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Cloth upholstery with houndstooth pattern
- Keyless entry and start
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Vehicle-to-load (V2L) charging
- Four-speaker sound system
The Essence adds:
- Six-speaker sound system
- Six-way power driver’s seat
- Wireless phone charger
- Leatherette upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- Panoramic sunroof
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Sunglass holder
- Front seatback map pockets
- Roof rails
The Long Range adds:
- Rear privacy glass
The ZS EV is available in the following colours:
- Dover White
- Pebble Black
- Brighton Blue metallic
- Sloane Silver metallic
- Diamond Red metallic
Metallic finishes cost an extra $700.