After having disappeared for 15 years, the MG brand, originally founded in 1924 and well known to sports car enthusiasts, reappeared on the British market in 2011 after its acquisition by the Chinese group SAIC.
But the trend is no longer roadsters or sports. MG returns to the French market with an electric version of its SUV with Chinese sauce, carried a strong argument: its price!
An electric SUV marketed from € 23,990
The basic "Comfort" version is offered at € 29,990 before deducting the ecological bonus of € 6,000, which lowers the price to € 23,990, for a new electric SUV.
At this price, the basic model is adorned with white paint, 16 "rims, integrates GPS navigation on an 8" screen and the adaptive cruise control ACC, which is very decent equipment for this price. Optionally, four other body colors are available for an additional € 650.
The superior level of finish "Luxury", offers, for an additional € 2,000, 17 "rims, a rear view camera as well as the panoramic sunroof and BSM blind spot monitoring. The four paint options are identical to the “Comfort” finish, again increasing the price by € 650.
260 kilometers of autonomy for the MG ZS
To propel its small SUV, MG chose a 142 horsepower electric motor, accompanied by a 44.5 kWh battery pack. This duo allows the vehicle to travel up to 263 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle and will allow acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.2 seconds.
Note that the new MG ZS EV supports fast charging up to 85 kWh which allows it, given the size of its battery, to refuel in 40 minutes. On a conventional socket, it will take seven and a half hours.
Technical characteristics of the new MG ZS EV SUV
The MG ZS has dimensions well suited for everyday family use with a length of 4.31 m and a width of 1.81 m. Its trunk with a capacity of 448 liters should accommodate the luggage of a family of four without problem.
Its weight is measured with a gross weight less than 2 tonnes and an empty weight of around 1,500 kg depending on the equipment. We note the presence of tire pressure sensors, ESP and ISOFIX attachments at the rear.
A point of sale will be open in Paris soon to allow you to discover this new SUV. It should be noted that the configurator is available on the MG site and offers cash or rental payment.