Range – 263 kms (WLTP)
Acceleration – 0 to 100kph approx 8.2 secs
Top Speed – 140 kph
Cargo Volume – 448L 
Seats – 5 adults

Pure Electric
Charge Time 7kW – 6.5 hours
DC Fast Charge (CCS) 160kms in 30mins
Drivetrain – front wheel drive
Battery – 44.5 kWh 
Price: Around AUD $47K

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In Brief

This iconic brand will be well known to many in the motoring world. The first electric from the subsidiary of the Chinese SAIC Motor Group is the MG ZS and it is currently one of the most inexpensive small SUV EVs on the market. It was due to arrive in Australia late 2019. The vehicle comes with a 7 year 160,000kms warranty with a 7 year warranty on the battery pack. The lithium ion battery pack is water cooled. It is well equipped with a lot of the features we now come to expect from EVs such as semi-autonomous driving, keyless entry, 8.0-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker audio, and a panoramic sunroof. It currently does not have a phone app to pre-set temperature etc. and charging cannot be time scheduled. These are things I’m sure MG will address in the future. This vehicle will compete directly with the Hyundai Ioniq and the Nissan Leaf. The initial pricing is competitive in this sector and with at least three similar vehicles on offer in this price bracket we can only hope competition will drive pricing down even further.