MG ZS (2017–)

Model History

September 2017

MG ZS launched

Originally called the XS but changed before launch. Engines are a 1.5 DOHC VTI-tech, four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual gearbox, or a 1.0 GDI turbocharged, three-cylinder version of the engine with a six-speed automatic.

Inside there's an 8 inch infotainment screen, a double cup holder, 1.5 litre bottle capacity in the doors and a split-level boot.

The MG ZS will be available as standard in Arctic White, with additional metallic colour options in Black Pearl, Cosmic Silver, Spiced Orange, Laser Blue and Dynamic Red. The latter, which will be available as an option across the range, costs £695.

Dimensions are 4314mm long x 2048mm wide (with mirrors) x 1611mm high and 2585mm wheelbase.

Luggage capacity: 448 litres and 1375 litres max with seats down

1.5 VTI-Tech 4-cylinder chain cam DOHC 1,498cc chain-cam petrol 5-speed manual: 106PS at 6000rpm; 141Nm torque at 4500rpm. 5-speed manual. 0-62mph 10.9 seconds; top speed 109mph; combined mpg 49.6mpg; CO2 emissions 129g/km. 5-speed manual only.

1.0 T GDI 3-cylinder chain cam DOHC 999cc chain-cam turbo petrol with 6 speed automatic transmission: 111PS at 6000rpm; 160Nm torque at 5200rpm. 6-speed auto. 0-62mph 12.4 seconds; top speed 112mph; combined mpg 44.9mpg; CO2 emissions 144g/km. 6-speed dual clutch 'automatic' only.

October 2017

Seven-year warranty introduced

Completely transferable to any new owner before the 7 year/80,000-mile limit is reached, the package also guarantees any genuine replacement MG parts for the remainder of the agreement.

Like the MG3 and MG GS, the MG ZS also comes with the option of a six-year anti-perforation warranty covering against corrosion.

February 2018

MG ZS now available on Motability Scheme

From as little as a £45 advanced payment. On offer for the advanced payment, and 100% of the weekly allowance, the MG ZS is available to people on the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) schemes. In addition, the MG ZS can be leased at a similarly competitive rate for people on the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS).

April 2019

MG ZS Limited Edition announced

Limited to just 400 units, the ZS Limited Edition is now on sale priced from £14,995.

Based on the standard Excite model, the Limited Edition adds exclusive Arctic White paint and high-gloss black grille, with red trim highlights on the front and rear bumpers. 17-inch Diamond Cut alloy wheels are fitted as standard.

Inside, the ZS Limited Edition features a unique red stripe seat trim with red leather-style bolster, while the distinguishable colour trim extends to the air vents and colour-coded stitching on the steering wheel, gear-lever gaiter and door cards.

What does a MG ZS (2017) cost?

List Price from £17,970
Buy new from £15,103
Contract hire from £255.23 per month