Buyer’s guide to the 2020 MG ZS

Buyer’s guide to the 2020 MG ZS

MG has updated its popular ZS with new technology and a fresher look. Here's what you need to know about it

While many car companies are struggling in the current market, one firm that certainly isn’t is MG. 

As the UK’s fastest-growing car manufacturer, MG’s sales weren’t even impacted by the coronavirus crisis – in fact, registrations increased by 88 per cent last month, when most other firms saw huge drops.

Key to this success has been a growing dealer network, but also some great affordable products – namely its best-selling ZS. Despite only being around for a couple of years, MG has just updated it for 2020. 

Changes include a jump in quality, a bolder look, more tech and even greater value thanks to more standard kit, while it continues to come with a seven-year warranty. 

So if you’re considering a new MG ZS, here’s what you need to know…

What engines are available?

The choice is simple with the ZS, as there is just a single petrol engine – a 105bhp 1.5-litre petrol unit. It’s not the cleverest of units, but suits the MG’s relaxed character well. 

It’s mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, and that allows for a 0-60mph time of 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 109mph, along with CO2 emissions of 155g/km and fuel economy figure of 41.4mpg. An automatic gearbox is set to be available later this year. 

While a different model, MG does offer an electric version of this crossover – the ZS EV – which offers a 163-mile range. This remains on sale, but is yet to be updated. 

What trim levels are offered?

The choice remains simple in terms of trims, too, with just two well-equipped grades available. Equipment highlights and prices are as follows.

Excite – from £15,495

You get loads of kit for your money with the ZS, with equipment including LED headlights, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and cruise control. It also comes with an electric driver’s seat, diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric driver’s, air conditioning and a leather steering wheel. 

Exclusive – from £17,795

Upgrade to the top-spec Exclusive trim and this adds revised 17-inch alloy wheels, a digital dial system and heated front seats. It also adds an upgraded sound system, leather upholstery, blind spot monitoring, satellite navigation and a 360-degree camera. 

What about personalisation?

A great selection of colours are available on the updated MG ZS, including a new shade known as Battersea Blue, along with Spiced Orange and Dynamic Red. 

MG doesn’t tend to offer conventional optional extras, but a host of accessories are available. These include black mirrors, carbon fibre or chrome styling, along with various interior protection and even tow bars, roof bars and dog guards.

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