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2021 MG ZS EV: Australia’s cheapest electric car price rises after the introduction of tax incentives

Australia’s cheapest electric car, the MG ZS EV, has gone up in price by $1000 – from $43,990 to $44,990 drive-away – after most state governments began offering generous tax incentives on electric vehicles of up to $3000. Authorities in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory now offer taxpayer-funded benefits such as free or reduced stamp duty on electric cars or, in some cases, cash-back offers...

2020-21 MG 3 hatch recalled in Australia because the petrol tank could detach

The 2020-21 MG 3 hatchback – Australia’s top-selling city car – is being recalled because the petrol tank could detach from the vehicle due to a batch of incorrect retaining bolts. The recall – issued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – covers almost 4000 examples of MG 3 hatchbacks sold locally that were built across the 2020 and 2021 model years...

MG sales surge ... and not just in Australia

It’s not just Australia that’s embracing MG Motor, with the once-British, now Chinese-owned brand, enjoying a growth spurt in its spiritual homeland. MG Motor has sold 10,760 cars in the UK so far this year, representing 89.2 per cent growth year-to-date. May alone accounted for 2453 new registrations, giving the brand a 1.57 per cent market share...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Three: Mazda to Porsche

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

2021 MG ZST price and specs: Core and Vibe variants added from $25,490 drive-away

The 2021 MG ZST SUV range has been expanded, with new Core and Vibe variants introduced at the bottom end of the range. Now available for order – ahead of first deliveries in June – the Core is priced from $25,490 drive-away, while the Vibe starts at $26,990 drive-away. The new grades replace Excite Plus and Essence versions of the ZS small SUV, leaving only the ZS Excite in the more affordable model's range...

Electric vehicle sales on track to overtake last year's total by June

Sales of electric vehicles in Australia are on track to eclipse 2020 figures by the middle of this year, according to latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). A total of 1255 electric vehicles have been reported as sold to the end of April, a 128.4 per cent increase over the same period last year...

MG Cyberster: Electric sports car concept confirmed for production, Australian delivery on the cards

The MG Cyberster electric sports car – which was unveiled as a concept earlier this month at the Shanghai motor show – will go into production for both left- and right-hand drive markets, a spokesperson for the Chinese manufacturer in Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice...

Top 10 strangest car names of 2021

There's a lot of science involved in choosing a new car name. Some manufacturers employ external brand companies, while others take inspiration from within. For example, the Ford Taurus was named by two of the company's executives – after their wives' star signs. We've seen some doozies in the past...

Europcar adds fully-electric MG ZS EV to rental fleet

Australia’s most affordable electric car – the MG ZS EV SUV – will now be available to rent, courtesy of Europcar. From next week, customers will have access to the electric ZS in Melbourne. According to MG, its primary goal is to give consumers the opportunity to properly test drive an electric vehicle (EV)...

MG Cyberster electric concept revealed

The first images of the MG Cyberster have been revealed ahead of its unveiling at the Shanghai motor show starting 19 April 2021. The electric concept car – which was penned by MG Advanced Design Centre in London – takes a number of design cues from the iconic MGB convertible...

MG in Top 10 for second month in a row as Chinese car sales continue to surge

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have overtaken those from Germany and the USA for the first three months of this year – led by MG which made it into the Top 10 for the second month in row and ahead of fellow brands LDV and Great Wall Motors which made it into the Top 20...