Alex Misoyannis • MG’s UK division has announced pricing for the electric ZS EV small SUV, ahead of first deliveries on Her Majesty’s island in September.
British customers will be able to choose from two trim levels, Excite and Exclusive.
Including the £3500 government EV grant, prices start from £24,995 ($44,325) for the former Excite, and £26,995 ($47,872) for the latter Exclusive.
However, for the first 1000 ZS EV customers, MG will match the government grant and shave off a further £3500, dropping the price of the Excite and Exclusive down to £21,495 ($38,118) and £23,495 ($41,665) respectively. They also receive a free 7kW wall-box for faster charging at home.
The entry-level Excite comes standard with an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with inbuilt satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, fabric seats, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, electric door mirrors, rear parking sensors, a leather steering wheel, keyless entry and push-button start.
It also comes equipped with a range of safety features – many of which we don’t get Down Under – including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, lane keep assist and a speed limiter.
The top-spec Exclusive adds a six-speaker sound system (over the base four-speaker system), leather trim, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
All UK models are powered by a 105kW/353Nm front-mounted electric motor and 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which can deliver an 8.5 second 0-100km/h sprint time and a WLTP-certified 262km range. Both variants also feature 50kW DC fast-charging, which MG UK claims can boost the ZS EV from zero to 80 per cent charge in 40 minutes.
Considering the similar spec levels but 10-15 per cent higher prices of ZS variants in the UK compared to Australia, we’d wager the eZS will likely slide in just under the $40,000 mark, with a better-equipped flagship variant priced from around $43,000.
Keep in mind that this is just speculation, with official prices not expected until the end of the year at the earliest. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for the latest MG eZS news.