- MG electric SUV priced from $40,990
- Up to 440km range, two battery sizes
- Directly rivals BYD Atto 3 electric SUV
The MG ZS EV is now most affordable electric SUV in Australia following price reductions across the line-up by $3,000 to $6,000
The Chinese-made electric car is now Australia’s most affordable electric SUV, starting from $40,990 to $49,990 before on-road costs, with between 320km to 440km claimed WLTP driving range. Revised pricing is as follows:
|Old Price||New price||Change|
UPDATE 6/11/23: Prices for the MG ZS EV Excite, Essence and Long Range reduced
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MG ZS EV Key Specs: Range, Charging and Size
The MG electric SUV is offered in two battery sizes with similar electric motor outputs and a front-wheel drive powertrain.
The ZS EV Essence offers up to 320km of claimed WLTP driving range using a longer-lasting and cobalt-free 49kWh usable lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery.
Meanwhile, the ZS EV Long Range offers up to 440km WLTP range (120km more) using the more energy dense 68.3kWh usable nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode.
The Chinese-made EV is capable of charging at up to 11kW AC and 80kW DC speeds on all models, with exterior vehicle-to-load (V2L) via the front charging port. But, a separate V2L adapter accessory purchase is required from a MG dealer.View the full specs
MG ZS EV Price and Models
The MG ZS EV is offered in two trims and two battery pack sizes.
ZS EV Excite price: $40,990 before on-road costs
The base MG ZS EV Excite variant now starts from $40,990 before on-road costs and incentives,
ZS EV Essence price: $43,990 before on-road costs
The MG ZS EV Essence variance starts from $43,990 before on-road costs and incentives. Since it is a high-spec model, it comes with all features as standard, such as a 10.1-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto, mobile app connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, and the full suite of active safety assistance systems.
|Battery||50.3kWh usable LFP battery|
|17-inch alloy wheels (215/55)|
|LED headlights (21-module)|
|LED tail lights (eight-module) with incandescent reverse and indicator bulbs|
|Electrically folding, heated wing mirrors|
|Synthetic leather seats with carbon fibre inserts and red stitching|
|Leather steering wheel with red stitching and perforations|
|Six-way electrically adjustable driver's seat|
|One-stage heated front seats|
|Single-zone climate control with PM2.5 air filter|
|Overhead sunglass box|
|Front seatback pockets|
|Technology||10.1-inch touchscreen with built-in maps, wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto|
|7.0-inch driver instrument display|
|MG i-Smart mobile app connectivity (one-year included)|
|Six-speaker audio with 3D effect|
|USB-A and USB-C charging ports|
|Proximity key with push button start|
|Exterior V2L capability (accessory purchase required)|
|Safety assist||Front auto emergency braking|
|Lane departure and lane-keep assist|
|Adaptive cruise control with lane centring assist|
|Rear cross-traffic alert|
|Road sign recognition with speed limit assist|
|Auto high beam headlights|
|360-degree camera system|
|Rear parking sensors|
ZS EV Long Range price: $49,990 before on-road costs
Additionally, for $8000 more compared to the Essence, the Long Range gains the larger NMC-type battery pack, with the only feature gain being rear tinted windows.
Long Range adds:
|Battery||68.3kWh usable NMC battery|
|Interior||Rear tinted privacy windows|
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
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 MG electric car needs servicing every 24 months/40,000km, with more than 80 MG dealer locations available across Australia.
MG ZS EV servicing schedule and costs:
|Servicing interval (time/distance)||Service cost|
How does the MG ZS EV compare to other EVs?
The MG ZS EV Long Range has a higher price than the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range. It features the largest battery out of the bunch and a claimed WLTP driving range in line with the BYD electric car and Kia Niro EV.
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