Mg Motor Uk Zs

 mg motor uk zs

ZS HATCHBACK - 1.5 VTi-TECH Explore 5dr



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In seeking a small B-segment SUV, you probably won't have considered the MG brand as an option. Ought you to? Jonathan Couch looks at the improved version of MG's ZS and decides.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
ZS HATCHBACK
1.5 VTi-TECH Explore 5dr
PETROL
£12,033.50
ZS HATCHBACK
1.5 VTi-TECH Excite 5dr
PETROL
£13,583.50
ZS HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION
1.5 VTi-TECH Limited Edition 5dr
PETROL
£14,533.50
ZS HATCHBACK
1.5 VTi-TECH Exclusive 5dr
PETROL
£15,333.50
ZS HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Excite 5dr DCT
PETROL
£15,583.50
ZS HATCHBACK SPECIAL EDITION
1.0T GDi Limited Edition 5dr Auto
PETROL
£16,533.50
ZS HATCHBACK
1.0T GDi Exclusive 5dr DCT
PETROL
£17,333.50
ZS ELECTRIC HATCHBACK
105kW Excite EV 45kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£28,243.50
ZS ELECTRIC HATCHBACK
105kW Exclusive EV 45kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£30,243.50

Ten Second Review

MG Founder Cecil Kimber wanted to make cars that would be, in his words, 'affordable and fun to drive'. Well, this ZS model is a small SUV that claims to tick both those boxes while offering class-leading interior space and exceptional value for money. It all sounds promising and sure enough in this revised form, this ZS delivers the company's most credible contender yet.

Background

You still might not associate the MG brand with SUVs, but that's what this Chinese-owned maker concentrates on these days. Here's their most important one, the supermini-sized ZS, originally launched back in 2017 and now significantly revised. This is one of the most affordable small crossovers of its kind, but despite that you probably won't have considered it. We're here to decide whether you should. The ZS badge has been historically on an MG - in 2001 when it designated a sportier version of the Rover 45 saloon that sold until the wind-up of the MG Rover business in 2005. Fortunately, this new-era MG ZS is nothing like that and it's made by a manufacturer that has very little in common with the way the company was back then. SAIC, the 'Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation', bought the remains of Rover and the MG brand in 2007 in a deal that included use of the once-great Longbridge factory in Birmingham. To begin with, SAIC used this plant to screw together models together from parts shipped over from China, thus imbuing them with a token level of 'Britishness'. The brand doesn't bother with that any more. Like its only slightly larger SUV stablemate, the HS, this ZS model is made and assembled in Shanghai - but that still doesn't make it a completely Chinese product. MG claims that the version of the car we get here has been re-engineered specifically for a UK audience and developed for optimal ride and handling on our appalling roads. We'll see.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
129
CO2 (g/km)
140
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
172
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
155
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
5 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
75
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
84.8
CC
1498
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
41
EC Urban (mpg)
40
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
58.9
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
52.5
EC Combined (mpg)
49.6
EC Combined (mpg)
47.1
WLTP - MPG - Low
34.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium
46.1
WLTP - MPG - High
48.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
37.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb
41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
6.8
General
Generation Mark
1
Coin Series
Explore
Coin Description
VTi-TECH
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
7
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
80000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
7
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
11E
Service Interval Mileage
15000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
71
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
51
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
59
NCAP Safety Assist %
29
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
3
Badge Power
106
Badge Engine CC
1.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Power - KW
78
Engine Power - RPM
6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
104
Engine Torque - NM
141
Engine Torque - RPM
4500
Engine Power - BHP
106
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
10.9
Top Speed
109
Engine Torque - MKG
14.4
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Rear
195/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
15" STEEL
Alloys?
False
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Front
195/65 R15
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
2585
Length
4314
Width
1809
Width (including mirrors)
2048
Height
1611
Height (including roof rails)
1636
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
448
No. of Seats
5
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
48
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
500
Max. Loading Weight
505
Max. Loading Weight
480
Minimum Kerbweight
1190
Minimum Kerbweight
1215
Gross Vehicle Weight
1695
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1375
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.1
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Driving Experience

For its conventional ZS offering, MG has concentrated on a 106PS 1.5-litre VTI-tech four cylinder petrol unit mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Previously, there was a three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol unit too. Today's 1.5-litre variant can get to 62mph from rest in 10.9 seconds en route to 109mph. As before, there's also an alternative full-electric ZS EV battery-powered model. This is powered by a 44.5kWh, water-cooled lithium-ion battery which has a WLTP-rated driving range certified at 163 miles. There's 105kW of power, equivalent to 143PS, and the 62mph benchmark is dispatched in just 8.5s, though there's a rather limited top speed of just 87mph. The Chinese brand says that this ZS has been extensively tested on UK roads and developed for UK drivers. If you avoid entry-level trim, you'll find that the steering comes with a choice of three selectable modes - 'Urban', 'Normal' and 'Dynamic'. The 'Urban' setting offers a lighter and quicker response at low speeds and when parking. Alternatively, the 'Dynamic' mode is designed to increase the steering effort, deliver a higher damping effect and increase the centre definition at medium and high vehicle speeds. The 'Normal' steering option aims to deliver the best all-round fit to MG's tailored suspension set-up.

Design and Build

The ZS now features a smarter front face thanks to the way that the 'stellar field' front grille of the original model has evolved into a more striking hexagonal grille which frames the famous MG logo. There are now full-LED headlamps which sweep back towards the wings, plus re-styled 17-inch alloy wheels and more colour-coding at the back. And the top 'Exclusive' version gets an aluminium-effect lower grille and fog-lights. Inside, there's a revised dashboard design with more soft touch materials, finished with detail stitching. The central 10.1-inch floating colour touchscreen continues as the cabin centrepiece, featuring a DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and music streaming, plus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone-mirroring. A series of fashionable piano key buttons are arranged beneath the floating colour touchscreen, giving easy access to the air conditioning and other comfort controls. As before, what you're getting inside is SUV C-segment 'Qashqai'-class standards of space for SUV B-segment 'Juke'-style pricing. A spacious 448-litres of cargo capacity (some 60-litres larger than is typical for a supermini-based B-segment SUV) is welcome, as is the split-level boot, which provides plenty of room for prams, luggage, outdoor leisure equipment or the weekly shop. Keen cyclists and adventure sports fans will benefit from numerous compartments throughout the car which provide additional storage. Fold the rear seats and there's 1,375-litres of space.
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