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New MG ZS EV Long Range

The MG ZS EV was first launched back in 2019 as MG’s first ever electric vehicle. Since then, MG has established its position as leading electric manufacturer with over a third of all MG’s sold being a plug-in vehicle and the ZS EV consistently among the top ten best selling EV’s in the UK.

Available to order from 1st November 2021, a 72.6kWh LongRange version of the MG ZS EV will be available, and will be joined by a second battery option with a 51.1kWh capacity early in 2022. Both battery options in the new ZS EV offer more power and considerably greater range than the current model. Combined range for 51.1kWh versions is 198 miles, 35 miles more than the current model with 44.5kWh.

The new Long Range ZS EV will undergo some exterior design changes, such as the full LED front lights and signature rear light design, and will be a similar to the facelift version of the petrol MG ZS launched last year. Unique for the new MG ZS EV are the front and rear bumpers with improved aerodynamic performance from the one-piece front bumper and grille. The 17” alloy wheels with ‘Propeller’ aero covers have been added for improved efficiency.

The charging port is still located at the front of the vehicle, but is now more convenient to access via a smaller side opening cover. Charging status is now readily viewed on the four stage indicator LED’s inside the charging port. The combination Type 2 and CCS charger provides up to 7kW fast charging using the on-board AC charger, or up to 76kW DC rapid charging (depending on climate conditions). This means that the Long Range 72.2kWh battery can be charged from 0-100% in 10 and a half hours on a standard 7kW charger, or as little as 42 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger.

Inside the vehicle, the easy to use rotary gear selector and toggle switches for driving modes and regenerative braking are unchanged, but above them the piano keys and 10.1” tablet screen first seen on the ZS petrol facelift are now introduced for the new MG ZS EV. Along with a larger display, the new ZS EV is the first model to feature the latest infotainment software, which is much quicker and more intuitive to use with modern graphics throughout.

New Line Up

The new MG ZS EV Long Range will be the first model to feature the new version names. SE replaces Excite models as the entry point to the range.

An exciting addition to the infotainment system and ownership experience is the addition of iSmart. iSmart allows owners to control various vehicle features and functions from a smartphone app. Pre-heating, charge scheduling, journey planning and vehicle status are all among the many features of iSmart. Offering a range of additional online ‘live’ services, customers can upgrade Trophy versions to Trophy Connect, adding real-time traffic and route planning, weather updates, POI searches and access to Amazon Prime.

Continuing the list of new equipment, a full digital driver display is standard on all versions, a wireless phone charger on Trophy versions is a first for MG, electronic air conditioning on the outgoing model is upgraded to auto temperature control, 360 degree parking camera is added to Trophy versions and there are even 2 USB-C sockets to connect the very latest devices.

We are also delighted to announce that the new MG ZS EV will be the first fully electric MG vehicle to offer towing capacity. A 500kg towing capacity means owners can now attach small trailers or fit a cycle carrier, for example.

More Colour Choice

An increased colour palette is available with the addition of Monument Silver. Pimlico Blue is replaced by Battersea Blue in alignment with the MG ZS petrol range.

More information and orders will be available in due course.