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MG MOTOR UK ZS ELECTRIC HATCHBACK

130kW Trophy Connect EV 51kWh 5dr Auto

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Top Speed
Top Speed108mph

Driver Convenience

  • 10.1" colour touchscreen
  • 3 Driving modes
  • 360 degree parking camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Blind spot detection (BAS) with lane change assist (LCA)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Full digital driver information display
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • iSmart with live services (additional services include weather, live traffic, amazon prime)
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)
  • PAS
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rotary gear selector
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Trip computer
  • Wireless Mobile Phone Charger

Entertainment

  • 2 USB C Ports (1x front, 1x rear)
  • 3 USB ports (1x front - inc data transfer, 1x rear, 1x rear view mirror - power only for dash cam accessory)
  • 6 speaker audio system with 3D sound
  • DAB audio

Exterior Features

  • Auto headlights
  • Body colour electric adjustable folding heated door mirrors
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear electric windows with driver's one-touch up/down
  • Intelligent high beam
  • LED Bi-Function headlights
  • LED centre brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Panoramic sky roof
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wiper
  • Silver roof rails
  • Vehicle to load charging

Interior Features

  • 12V power sockets
  • 2nd row 60/40 split/fold
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 4 way manually adjustable passenger seat
  • 6 way electric adjustable drivers seat
  • Adjustable dual height boot floor
  • Auto air conditioning with odour and pollutant filter
  • Front headrests
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX restraints on outer rear seats x2
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery with contrast stitching
  • Single front passenger seat

Passive Safety

  • 3 Regenerative braking modes (1, 2, 3)
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS/EBD
  • Active emergency braking with pedestrian/Bicycle detection
  • Anti rolling protection
  • Dual front airbags
  • EBA
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • ESP
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Front seatbelts (3-point + pretensioner + load limiter)
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill launch assist
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm system and engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and push button start system
  • Remote central locking
  • Speed sensing door locks

Wheels

  • 17" Propeller alloy wheel aero cover
  • Tyre repair kit

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    51.1
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    7
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    480
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    10-80
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    54
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    100
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    10-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    36
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City
    13
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    17.3
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City
    4.7
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    3.6
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City
    429
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    320
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City
    266
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    198

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
  • Badge Power
    176
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Trophy Connect EV
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    28A
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    80000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.2
  • Engine Power - BHP
    176
  • Engine Power - KW
    129
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    207
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    28.6
  • Engine Torque - NM
    280
  • Top Speed
    108

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    PROPELLER
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1625
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1649
  • Length
    4323
  • Wheelbase
    2581
  • Width
    1809
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2048

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2060
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1100
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    470
  • Max. Loading Weight
    450
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    500
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1610
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.2

MG improves its offering in the compact part of the electric vehicle market with this revised version of its affordable ZS EV model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

The world is calling for higher levels of electrified vehicle technology (which to some extent we've now got) and more affordable EV models (which we're still waiting for). Enter MG - and specifically, this improved ZS EV model, priced to undercut similarly-sized rivals by a significant amount. There's a chance you might already be familiar with the ZS. This decently spacious compact SUV was launched in 2018 with 1.0-litre or 1.5-litre petrol power. But MG were also keen to tell us at the time that this model's platform had been designed with full electrification very much in mind. Hence the introduction of the MG ZS EV in 2019 with a 44kWh battery, but that car could only go 163 miles between charges. MG knew it had to do better - and has, with this improved ZS EV longer range model. More fully electric MG models will of course follow, but how good is this one? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

As with most EVs, this one should feel sprightly away from rest, courtesy of the fact that all its drive torque is generated immediately from the get-go. The ZS EV is powered by a water-cooled lithium-ion battery which offers a vastly longer driving range than this model's original, rather feeble, 44kWh battery, which only took the car 163 miles. The entry point to the line-up is these days marked by a 51kWh battery, which can take you up to 198 miles. But MG expects that most will want its 72kWh Long Range battery, which can take this car up to 273 miles - and that's what we tried. At the wheel, instead of the usual gear stick, you select drive from a Rotary Gear Selector, which allows you to switch between three settings for the single-speed auto transmission - Drive, Neutral and Reverse. In front of this is a further control that allows you to switch between three levels of brake energy recovery (or turn the recovery system off). Level one will implement a small amount of regeneration, with much of the braking still dependent on the vehicle's brakes. Level three offers the greatest regenerative benefit, offering near one-pedal driving with minimal need for the brakes, improving the lifespan of the parts, increasing efficiency and reducing ownership costs.

Design and Build

Some would number this car amongst the more stylish family sector EV models you can buy. At just over 4.3m in length, it's an SUV sized somewhere between the smaller Crossover class (think Renault Captur/Nissan Juke) and the larger family-sized Crossover segment (think Nissan Qashqai/Kia Sportage). In this revised form, the ZS gets a smarter electric-only front end, with a stamped-effect grille to improve aerodynamics and a revised side-opening charging port. The bolder face is set off by LED headlights and distinctive daytime running lights. It also gets a redesigned rear bumper and smarter wheels. Without exception, all of the EV models you can currently buy on the UK market for under £30,000 are considerably smaller than this MG, both inside and out. Careful packaging has positioned the battery pack beneath the car, so that it doesn't impinge on either passenger or luggage space. Hence the way that it can handle bikes, pushchairs, luggage and bulky loads with no trouble at all. There's 448-litres of boot capacity, around 60-litres more than you'd get from most normal compact SUVs. Open the cabin doors and you're greeted with a spacious interior, though one with material quality not quite the equal of what you'd find from more established brands. Still, MG has tried hard, with faux-leather upholstery and a range of 3D shapes, metallic and chrome finishes. There's a decently large 10.1-inch centre-dash infotainment display too, with plenty of features, over-the-air updates and built-in navigation that's quick to react.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels, base 'SE', 'Trophy' and 'Trophy Connect', with asking prices starting at around £27,500 for the Standard range model and around £29,500 for the Long range version - both figures based on entry 'SE'-spec, once the government's £1,500 Plug-in car Grant has been deducted. That's way above what MG was asking for the original version of this EV model, but the government grant is less these days, so that's one reason for that. Plus the asking figure is still very good value by EV standards. Equipment levels are strong, with all variants getting the latest version of MG's infotainment system, with a 10.1-inch colour touchscreen featuring satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming and DAB radio. There's also a state-of-the-art MG iSMART connectivity set-up, which offers a connection via a smartphone app, through which various car, climate, security and charging functions can be controlled remotely. Smart 17-inch alloy wheels are standard - and your dealer will want to show you the brand's glass sliding 'Sky Roof'. If you can progress up from base 'SE' trim to either the mid-range 'Trophy' or the top 'Trophy Connect-spec we have here, you get you leatherette upholstery and a large panoramic 'Sky Roof' sunroof, plus a 360-degree parking camera, a wireless phone charger and heated front seats. Safety provision has taken a big step forward with the introduction of this revised model, thanks to the standard inclusion of the 'MG Pilot' camera safety package.

Cost of Ownership

Earlier we mentioned this car's 273 mile WLTP-rated driving range in 72kWh Long Range form (23 miles more than the MG5 EV). That's a combined figure. MG quotes 207 miles for motorways, 305 miles for rural roads, 370 miles for towns and cities and 387 miles for slow-moving traffic. As we mentioned in our 'Driving' section, the base version with the smaller 51kWh battery has a combined range figure of up to 198 miles. Charging a ZS EV is straightforward thanks to its combined CCS and Type 2 port, mounted within the front grille for easy access from either side of the car. Charging status is now readily viewed on the four stage indicator LEDs 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 climatic conditions). This means the Long Range 72 kWh battery can be charged from 0-100% in as little as 42 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger (if you can find one). At home, the car can recharge itself using a standard 7KW wallbox in ten and a half hours; quite a bit more than the six hour time required for the previous 44kWh model. But overnight charging's still just about possible. In emergencies, the car can also be charged via a standard 3-pin plug. The battery pack is comprised of 18 cells and weighs just 280kg, providing competitive performance without generating any emissions. Managed by MG's Intelligent Battery Temperature Control system, the battery pack is insulated from external temperature variations, delivering the optimum power and range whatever the weather. As with all MG models, you also get one of the longest fully transferable warranties in its class, a 7 year/80,000-mile package being standard across all variants. Rivals such as SsangYong, Hyundai and Toyota only provide 5 years.

Summary

If you're wondering just how affordable a family-sized full-EV model with decent driving range can be, MG has delivered the answer here in the form of this improved ZS EV, which remains a typically tightly-priced package. Particularly in this 72kWh Long range form, this car might suit you down to the ground, especially if your motoring is based around short urban runs. It's well equipped, spacious and comes with a notably long 7 year transferrable warranty to complement a price that looks like a misprint. Is it the best car in the sector? No. Is it the best really affordable model in the class? Absolutely yes. MG has just taken another big step forward.

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