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Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 MG ZS EV priced from $46,990 drive-away

MG Australia has announced a pre-sale offer for its first electric vehicle – the ZS EV – priced from $46,990 drive-away for the first 100 orders. Available to pre-order now in Australia, the ZS EV is powered by a 105kW/353Nm electric motor on the front axle, hooked up to a 44.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack...

MG ZS EV racks up 1000 orders in the UK

The all-electric MG ZS EV has seen 'unprecedented' demand in the UK, achieving 1000 orders within the space of two weeks. Priced from £21,495 ($38,106) after the British government's £3500 ($6205) plug-in vehicle grant, the ZS EV will offer a driving range of 163 miles (262km) on the WLTP test cycle when first deliveries commence in the UK in September...

2019 MG ZS EV priced for the UK

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...

2019 MG ZS pricing and specs

MG Motor Australia has revealed pricing for its updated ZS SUV, which has gained a new mid-range 'Excite Plus' variant for 2019. The compact Chinese rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V kicks off at $22,990 drive-away in base 1.5L Excite guise, jumps to $24,990 in 1.0L Excite Plus trim, and tops out at $26,990 drive-away for the Essence 1.0L...

MG eZS electric car coming to Australia in 2020

MG Motor’s Australian factory distributor has confirmed it will launch a fully electric version of its increasingly popular petrol-fired ZS small SUV during the course of 2020. The Mazda CX-3-sized MG eZS will give the company a rival for the just-launched Hyundai Kona Electric, the Hyundai Ioniq, and the Nissan Leaf in Australia’s fledgling EV market...

SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand

SAIC Motor has announced it will be taking over the distribution of its MG subsidiary in New Zealand from British Motor Distributors. As part of the move, the company will introduce the MG3 automatic hatchback and ZS crossover to the New Zealand market later this year, joining the existing MG6 Plus, MG3 manual and GS SUV...

VFACTS: MG sales on the rise

MG may have a hallowed name, but it hasn’t really been relevant to Australians for a very long time, since it was a purveyor of iconic British drop-tops. That appears to be changing, however, with the company making some serious inroads thanks in large part to the ZS small crossover SUV. Take January 2019, a month in which it sold 503 cars, up 10-fold over the same month in 2018...

2016-18 MG ZS recalled - UPDATE

SAIC Motor has issued a recall for the 2016-18 ZS over concerns about a potential software fault in the Stability Control System (SCS). UPDATE, 21/11/18: This recall has been expanded. See article for details and an updated VIN list link The Chinese manufacturer reports affected vehicles could see their stability control fail, decreasing power steering assistance...

MG unveils eZS electric car

MG has unveiled the eZS, a fully-electric version of its compact ZS SUV, at the Guangzhou motor show. Set to be launched in its home market next year, the eZS is likely to be powered by a 110kW, 350Nm electric motor attached to the front wheels. MG has not yet revealed any further details of the batteries powering the eZS, only that it'll accelerate from 0-50km/h in 3...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...