As other brands are increasing the cost of their cars, Chinese brand MG is going the other way with its small SUV.
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MG has reduced prices across its ZS range, and in turn, has crowned its ZS Excite model the cheapest small SUV currently on sale in Australia.

The announcement comes as the Chinese brand launches another small SUV in the same segment, the MG ZST.

While the entry-level ZS Excite model has undergone the biggest price cut of $1500, the ZS Excite Plus and ZS Essence models have both been reduced by $1000. The MG ZS Anfield Edition remains unchanged at $26,990 drive-away.

Features and specifications remain the same, apart from the entry-level Excite model receiving a new set of alloy wheels.

That means the entry-level MG ZS Excite now undercuts the previous cheapest small SUV in Australia, the Haval H2 Premium, by a whole $1000.

Model2019 price2020 priceDifference
2020 MG ZS Excite Auto$23,490 drive away$21,990 drive away-$1500
2020 MG Excite Plus Auto$24,990 drive away$23,990 drive away-$1000
2020 MG Essence Auto$27,490 drive away$26,490 drive away-$1000

MG plans to continue to offer the MG ZS alongside the newly introduced MG ZST for at least 12 months, as a two-pronged attack on the small SUV segment.

MG says it has sold a total of 2031 ZS SUVs since the start of 2020. As with all MGs, the ZS is covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

Below: the new MG ZST