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    The MG ZS EV enters 2024 with no specification changes but price increases of between $1000-$2000.

    The higher prices are effective from January 1, 2024.

    “The pricing adjustments for MG 4 and ZS EV are a result of different external factors such as a rise in raw material costs, shipping costs and currency fluctuations,” an MG Motor Australia spokesperson told CarExpert.

    Pricing for the base Excite and mid-range Essence is up by $1000 while the top-spec Essence Long Range receives a $2000 increase.

    It’s worth mentioning MG Motor Australia reduced the pricing of the ZS EV by up to $6000 in November 2023.

    In June 2023, MG Motor Australia CEO Peter Ciao confirmed the brand will be discontinuing the base Excite to make way for the MG 4 electric hatchback, however the timing for its official departure is yet to be confirmed.

    The ZS EV range now opens at $41,990 before on-road costs for the Excite, followed by the Essence at $44,990 before on-road costs. The flagship Essence Long Range, which gains a larger battery pack, is now priced at $51,990 before on-road costs.

    MG Motor Australia is offering home AC chargers, with its 7kW Chargehub costing $1990 and its 11kW unit costing $2090. Both prices exclude fitment costs.

    Pricing

    • 2024 MG ZS EV Excite: $41,990 (+$1000)
    • 2024 MG ZS EV Essence $44,990 (+$1000)
    • 2024 MG ZS EV Long Range: $51,990 ($2000)

    All pricing is before on-road costs.

    Drive-away pricing varies from state to state.

    Excite pricing is as follows:

    • ACT: $43,287
    • NSW: $44,996
    • NT: $43,289
    • QLD: $44,225
    • SA: $44,831
    • TAS: $44,964
    • VIC: $45,215
    • WA: $45,919

    Essence is priced as follows:

    • ACT: $46,287
    • NSW: $48,086
    • NT: $46,289
    • QLD: $47,285
    • SA: $47,951
    • TAS: $48,084
    • VIC: $48,341
    • WA: $49,281

    Long Range pricing is as follows:

    • ACT: $53,287
    • NSW: $55,436
    • NT: $53,349
    • QLD: $54,425
    • SA: $55,231
    • TAS: $55,364
    • VIC: $55,635
    • WA: $57,074

    All pricing is drive-away.

    Drivetrains

    The 2024 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 2024 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 only with front-wheel drive.

    Efficiency

    Standard-range ZS EV models have a 50.3kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, with WLTP range of 320km.

    The 2024 MG ZS EV Long Range has a 72kWh battery lithium iron phosphate battery with WLTP range of 440km.

    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 and will take 54 minutes to charge from 0-80 per cent, while the ZS EV Long Range requires 63 minutes.

    It’ll take a claimed five hours to charge the ZS EV Standard Range using an 11kW AC charger.

    Dimensions

    The 2024 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.

    Servicing and Warranty

    MG Motor Australia 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 Motor Australia offers 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.

    Safety

    The MG ZS EV doesn’t currently have an ANCAP safety rating, though the pre-update model earned five stars 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 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

    Standard Equipment

    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

    Colours

    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.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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