The New MG ZS EV has been renewed with a distinctive electric vehicle design, increased EV range, and even more technology. It will arrive in MG Ireland Dealerships next month, priced from €31,995 (after SEAI grant and relevant VRT relief). Available with a larger 72.6kWh Long Range battery, the New MG ZS EV will continue to be offered in two trim levels: Excite and Exclusive. The revamped model builds on the success of the ZS EV launched a year ago, which is the brand’s best-selling pure electric model and in Ireland’s top 10 best-selling EVs in 2021. The new model makes the MG ZS EV even better and is characterised by a modernised design, improved performance, a significantly longer range, and even more technology.
In styling terms, the New MG ZS EV gets a new electric-only front end, with a stamped- effect grille to improve aerodynamics and a new side-opening charging port. The bold new face is set off by LED headlights and distinctive daytime running lights. It also gets a redesigned rear bumper and new wheels. The Long Range 72.6kWh battery delivers a range of up to 440 kilometres (WLTP combined cycle), a substantial increase over the outgoing model for customers driving longer distances.
Charging status is now readily viewed on the four stage indicator LEDs inside the charging port. The combination Type 2 and CCS charger provides up to 7kW fast charging using the on-board AC charger, or up to 76kW DC rapid charging (depending on climatic conditions). This means the Long Range 72.6kWh battery can be charged from 0-100% in 101⁄2 hours on a standard 7kW charger, or up to 80% in as little as 42 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger. With Vehicle-to-Load capability now available as standard, you can even charge or power other external equipment, for example, an electric bike, using an accessory charging cable.
Every New MG ZS EV also comes with the new MG iSMART connectivity system, which offers connection via a dedicated smartphone app. Owners will benefit from new convenience features in the app to remotely lock and unlock the car, set the air conditioning and heating, and activate the windscreen demister when required. Owners will have access to view their charging status and statistics, instantly stop or start a charge, and schedule charging to optimise lower rate energy.
At the heart of the infotainment system is a 10.1-inch tablet-style touchscreen, with new graphics and improved functionality. The new model also gets a new digital instrument cluster and wireless phone charging*. The New ZS EV also sees the first over the air (OTA) software updates from MG. Owners will receive any new software updates, including new features and improvements, through iSMART at the touch of a button, rather than visiting their local dealership. In addition, and another first for MG, customers will no longer get a printed owners manual. It will now be accessible through the iSMART system, thus saving paper and printing costs and ensuring that the most up to date information is readily available.
MODEL PRICING AND EQUIPMENT
The ZS EV Excite model, priced at a truly affordable €31,995 (after grant and VRT relief), is very highly equipped, with automatic air conditioning, bi-function LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start, vehicle-to-load charging, 360 parking camera, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, sat nav, iSMART infotainment system and multiple USB charging points.
The Exclusive model, priced at €34,995 (after grant and VRT relief), adds a full panoramic ‘Sky Roof’ and leather-style seats, along with more comfort and convenience options such as roof rails, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, rain-sensing wipers and wireless phone charging. The New MG ZS EV will be offered in five colours including Brilliant Blue and Monument Silver, which are new to the range. Other colours in the line-up are Arctic White, Black Pearl, and Dynamic Red.
All New ZS EVs feature MG’s suite of driver assistance technology – MG Pilot which includes Active Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System, Traffic Jam Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and Intelligent High Beam Assist. The Exclusive model also gets Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist.
The New ZS EV is the first fully electric vehicle in the MG range to offer towing capability. A 500kg towing capacity means owners can now attach small trailers or fit a bicycle carrier.
GET MORE with MG Motor Ireland for 221. All MG models, including the new MG ZS EV, are available with low rate 2.9%* APR PCP finance, a free home charge point and a charge cable. These 221 offers on the New MG ZS EV are in addition to the staggering price point and equipment package for a compact SUV Crossover Electric Vehicle from one of Europe’s fastest growing car brands.
ZS EVs currently benefit from 0% Benefit-In-Kind tax for company car users.