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2023 MG ZS EV price and specs

Key Points

  • Affordable MG electric car priced from $43,990
  • Up to 320km range from new larger LFP battery
  • Two spec variants, both eligible for EV incentives

The MG ZS EV affordable electric SUV has received a major update, with an all-new upsized battery, fresh looks and new tech.

MG has now removed the national drive-away promotional pricing for the ZS EV, but remains Australia’s cheapest electric car.

Now starting from $43,990 to $47,990 before on-road costs, the MG ZS EV provides up to 320km of claimed WLTP driving range with a larger lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery, 360-degree camera and mobile app connectivity.

It launched a major refresh last year with a previous drive-away offer of $44,990 to $48,990 amid new competition from the affordable BYD Atto 3.

Now, MG is no longer absorbing the extra on-road costs – meaning the true final purchase price will be subject to varying registration, stamp duty and 12-month compulsory third-party insurance fees by each state – and dealer delivery charges set by the franchise showroom.

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The MG electric car is still eligible for most Australian electric car incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for fleets and novated leases.

All models are capable of charging at up to 11kW AC and 80kW DC speeds, with exterior vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability via the front charging port. But, a separate V2L adapter accessory purchase is required from the dealer.

The facelifted small electric SUV also introduces towing capability for the first time, rated at up to 500kg on a braked and unbraked trailer.

The ZS EV directly competes with the BYD Atto 3 – which is still marginally more expensive like-for-like when comparing the Atto 3 Standard Range and ZS EV Essence – plus the Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Kona Electric, and pricier Tesla Model Y.

MG ZS EV Key Specs

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MG ZS EV Price and Models

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ZS EV Excite – $43,990 before on-road costs

ZS EV Excite estimated price after incentives:

ZS EV Excite features:

Exterior17-inch alloy wheels (215/55)
Auto high beam LED headlights (21-module) and daytime running lights
LED tail lights (eight-module) with incandescent reverse and indicators
InteriorFabric seats with red contrast stitching
Leather trimmed steering wheel with red stitching and perforations
Six-way manually adjustable driver seat
Four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat
Rotary drive selector
Single-zone climate control with PM2.5 air filter
Technology10.1-inch infotainment system with built-in navigation, wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
7-inch driver instrument display
MG i-Smart remote mobile app connectivity (one-year included)
Four-speaker audio system
Proximity key with push button start
Exterior V2L capability (accessory purchase required)
USB-A and USB-C charging ports
Safety assistMG Pilot safety assistance suite
Front auto emergency braking
Lane departure and lane centering assist
Adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist
Speed limit assist
360-degree view camera
Rear parking sensors
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ZS EV Essence – $47,990 before on-road costs

ZS EV Essence estimated price after incentives:

ZS EV Essence adds:

ExteriorRoof rails
Electrically folding, heated wing mirrors
Rain sensing wipers
InteriorFaux leather seats with carbon fibre inserts and red stitching
Six-way power adjustable driver's seat
Panoramic sunroof with sunshade
Overhead sunglass box
Front seat back map pockets
TechnologyQi wireless phone charging pad
Six-speaker sound system with 3D sound effect
Safety assistBlind-spot monitoring
Rear cross-traffic alert
Check out our MG ZS EV Essence review
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White and grey MG ZS EV's parked together

MG ZS EV options

  • Standard paint – no cost: York White; Pebble Black
  • Metallic paint – $700: Brighton Blue; Diamond Red; Sloane Silver
  • V2L connector adapter – $TBD by MG dealer

MG ZS EV Warranty and Servicing

MG ZS EV charging instruments screen

The MG ZS EV is covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty, battery warranty, roadside assistance, and capped price servicing scheme.

For commercial buyers, the warranty is limited to seven-years/160,000km (whichever comes first).

The Chinese automaker emphasises there are no hidden warranty exclusions, unlike the BYD Atto 3, though the ZS EV’s 12-volt auxiliary battery is backed by a two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.

The MG electric car only needs servicing every 24 months/20,000km. It can be serviced at more than 80 MG dealer locations across Australia.

Learn more about the MG ZS EV

5️⃣ Five things you need to know about the MG ZS EV

🔍 2023 MG ZS EV Essence Review

🔌 MG ZS EV Charging Guide

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