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2023 MG ZS EV

2023 MG ZS EV
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Fuel EfficiencyN/A
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty7 years
Fuel EfficiencyN/A
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty7 years

About the MG ZS EV

The new-look MG ZS EV gets an overhauled interior and larger capacity 51kWh battery providing more driving range, as well as a sleeker frontal design.

The 2022 car’s new battery pack uses Model 3-style lithium iron phosphate chemistry designed to maximise stability, and offers a claimed 320km of driving range – up from 263km (WLTP).

MG has also updated the drive motor and claims to have improved the battery management electronics.


Our expert's shortest summary

Appealing price point under $45k

Enhanced range, refinement and interior design

Seven-year warranty, plus MG will sort out your home charging


Brake-energy recuperation could be stronger

No telescopic steering wheel movement

Base variant misses some driver-assist features

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2021 MG ZS EV

This is the cheapest electric SUV on the market
Feb 5, 2021

What is the most affordable electric SUV on the market? The 2021 MG ZS EV is a Chinese-built SUV that aims to dominate on price. With around 300km of driving range, it could be a good option for those after a cheap electric vehicle. Paul Maric reviews the MG ZS EV by SAIC Motor to see if it's worth spending your money on.



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MG ZS EV Range Guide

Which variant of the MG ZS EV range is best for you?

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


Photos and Images of the MG ZS EV Interior

The overall layout of the MG ZS remains much the same inside, with a comfortable and spacious cabin.

Where the biggest changes come are the instrument cluster and centre console. The former is now an all-digital affair with a more modern look that remains simple to read at a glance.

Some manufacturers like to pack out these digital instrument displays with layers of information, but MG keeps it refreshingly simple.

New materials on the dashboard fascia include a faux carbon-fibre effect, but by far the most welcome change is the replacement of the cheap and dated-looking touchscreen with a larger, more up-to-date 10.1-inch unit. Not only does it appear more modern, but it also reacts far quicker to inputs.



Photos and Images of the MG ZS EV Exterior

There’s a fresh new look and more range than before.

MG ZS EV Colours

What colours are available for the MG ZS EV?

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.

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a MG ZS EV?

MG Australia currently offers a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its electric cars that includes the battery, too.

Drivers using their cars commercially (for Uber, for example) will be capped at 160,000km.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 20,000km, with the first seven services capped at $268 – with the exception of the 80,000km service, which costs $807.

How it Drives

Our expert take on MG ZS EV drivability?

Good road manners and sufficient real-world performance, plus the ability to make the most of rapid charging, confirms the ZS EV is a more usable electric car than ever.

The larger battery also opens the ZS up to a wider audience now that it can travel further per charge.

The 2023 MG ZS EV 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.

It’s available only with front-wheel drive.


MG ZS EV Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

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

adult occupants
child occupants
pedestrians & cyclists
collision avoidance

MG ZS EV Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the MG ZS EV?

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 12 months or 20,000km

MG ZS EV Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the MG ZS EV?

There’s 359L of boot space behind the second row, while under the boot floor there’s a tyre repair kit.

MG ZS EV Dimensions

The dimensions of the MG ZS EV

The 2023 MG ZS EV measures 4323mm long, 1809mm wide and 1625mm tall (1649mm including roof rails). It rides on a 2585mm wheelbase.

Kerb weight is 1570kg in the Excite and 1610kg in the Essence, with maximum braked and unbraked towing capacity of 500kg.

Depending on the variant, the 2023 MG ZS EV measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
EXCITEMY234D WAGON4323180916252585
ESSENCEMY234D WAGON4323180916492585
LONG RANGEMY234D WAGON4323180916492585

The 2023 MG ZS EV has a braked towing capacity of 500kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 500kg.

MG ZS EV Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The MG ZS EV is categorised as a Small SUV and has a price range of $40,990 to $49,990.

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