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The MG ZS lobbed locally late last year to stake a claim on the highly competitive small SUV segment. But has the second SUV from the now Chinese-owned brand done enough to shift public perception?
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2021 MG ZST announced for Australia: more power, safety, tech

The 2021 MG ZST has been announced for Australia, adding a more powerful engine, advanced safety tech, and more features to its small SUV offering. This news follows its UK launch earlier this month. Full details are still to come, but MG confirms the ZST will be offered in two variants, both powered by a 120kW 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine...

2021 MG ZS facelift revealed - UPDATE: Australian details announced

UPDATE, July 14: The 2021 MG ZST has now been announced for Australia. Details here. UPDATE, July 6: a spokesperson for MG's Australian distributor has told CarAdvice today that while it could offer no word just yet on local timing and details for the 2021 MG ZS SUV, we can expect to learn more in the coming weeks...

2020 MG HS Essence Anfield, MG ZS Essence Anfield pricing announced

Australian pricing for two new soccer-celebrating MG models has been announced, with the new 2020 MG HS Essence Anfield and 2020 MG ZS Essence Anfield SUVs launching this week. Both Anfield models  – named for Liverpool's home stadium – have been announced to commemorate the Liverpool Football Club's drought-breaking win in last week's English Premier League championship...

Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

MG plans 1 million car sales annually, three new models by 2024

Chinese car maker MG is planning to add three new models to its lineup and top 1 million annual sales by 2024. According to UK magazine AutoCar, MG will enter up to 100 global markets to achieve the feat as part of its ‘Mission 100’ strategy – which also coincides with the brand’s 100th anniversary...

MG Australia’s flagship store wins five international design awards

MG Australia has won five international design awards for a sculpture displayed in its flagship Sydney store in Alexandria. The sculpture, titled ‘Electric Meets Reality’ is described as an “immersive installation”, inspired by the brand’s first electric car – the ZS EV SUV – which is due in Australia later this year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

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

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...