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MG ZS EV 51kWh (A) Facelift Review
16 Mar 2023  |  MG Reviews
A strong mid-life refresh adds welcome polish to the MG ZS EV's approachable electric template - but it now also carries a bigger price tag.
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Facelift (What's New)
Battery capacity now 50.3kWh (compared to 44.5kWh) with 320km of rated range
Power output revised to 174bhp and 280Nm of torque
Refreshed exterior, including new 'grille-less' front end
New 7.0-inch digital driver's display
New 10.1-inch infotainment screen, with new layer of buttons
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   Consumer Reviews of MG ZS EV
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4.5
 
3 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
5.0 Reliability
4.5
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Handling
3.0 Features
4.5
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Exterior Styling
4.5 Interior Design
4.0
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Value for money
4.5 Engine Performance
4.5

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GOOEY
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1month, 2000KM review  Posted on 15 May 2024
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 3.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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Review
After 1 month and 2,000KM in, I must say, this car is worth every penny. For its price, you will be hard pressed to find another car that comes with all the great features.

I've been able to achieve an efficiency of 15.5kWh/100km across this 2000km. My best per trip efficiency has been 12.8kWh/100km when I drive sedately at night with lowest aircon settings.

Did a road trip up north. Car handles well on the windy Federal Roads in Malaysia. On the NS Highway, its speedy enough to overtake cars but 130kmh really is your limit. Above that, your electric motor's RPM will redline. Of course, the range drops considerably when you are at that kind of speed.

All in all, a great car for city driving. For long road trips, it fares okay but its not the greatest drive.

What I like
- value for money features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, SunRoof, etc
- Sound system is pretty decent
- Love the fact that AC/radio and several other functions have actual physical buttons instead of relying on touchscreens. In fact this was the tipping factor for me to go with this over other cars.

What I do not like
- Instrument cluster on dashboard has the power efficiency ratios and battery/range display at the bottom. As I sit kinda low in the car, the steering wheel blocks my view of this info.
- Emergency Lane Keeping is overly sensitive and aggressive. Pulls the car very jerkily. I've turned it off since.
- Never liked Shift By Wire dials, but no choice, seems like cars these days all have that.
- Ride can be a little "bouncy" at times.
- for some reason, my windscreen wipers will routinely smack into the A pillar. Its almost like the wiper either is too long or flexes too much.


petrolheadsingapore
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Winning combination of features, comfort, performance and price  Posted on 09 Feb 2024
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I've had this MG ZS EV for a month now. Love everything about it even though I sort of "Downgraded" From a Mercedes E200. I like that it feels premium given the price point and CatA status. The whole car feels well put together. I really like the pano sunroof, regen brakes, rear aircon vents, power tailgate, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, Apple CarPlay and multiple usb ports. The drive is smooth, quiet and very torquey!

A few minor things on the wishlist that would make this car perfect include the lack of a frunk. The Trophy version in Singapore also doesn't have the smart features that the Connect version has, which is available in other countries like the UK and NZ. Anyway, these are very minor grouses. Overall, I'm really pleased with the MG!


supresass
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Another great entry into the electric world  Posted on 01 May 2023
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
This facelifted MG ZS now looks more like the rest of its EV companions, with a blanked off grille sleeker lighting front and back. And it has the drive to suit as well.

What I like
Other than the improved looks? The car also has a slight power bump from before, and a slightly larger battery, although any increase in range will probably not be that apparent in real-life use.

One thing that's great about the MG ZS is that its charging port is located at the front, so there no need to pull the charging cable along the side of the car, or find the right lot with the charger at the correct side if you're charging in a public carpark.

Other than that its still a soft and spongy SUV, ride is comfortable but its never going to inspire any kind of sporty driving.

Interior is spacious enough, and looks premium thanks to the use of red stitching and 'carbon fibre' trim pieces.

What I do not like
Instrument cluster can look a bit busy, and the infotainment not only looks one generation old already but will lag every now and then.

MG ZS EV
4.5 stars - based on 3 reviews