MG ZS EV pricing
This is the area where the ZS EV really scores highly. There are only two trim levels but both are well equipped, particularly so for a car costing less than £30,000. The £25,495 Excite gets the range of safety kit packaged as MG Pilot, keyless entry and start, an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat nav, air conditioning, auto headlights, rear parking sensors, electric door mirrors and smart 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Exclusive, meanwhile, adds blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert, roof rails, heated door mirror, artificial leather seats with heated front seats and a six-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, an opening glass panoramic roof, rear parking camera and rain sensing wipers. For an extra £2,500 above the Excite, the Exclusive is good value but we’d stick with the Excite – the ZS EV is a value-for-money EV after all.
MG often has decent deals running too. Currently the ZS EV is available on PCP finance with a £1,500 to £2,500 'deposit contribution' and three years’ free servicing.
MG ZS EV running costs
Like-for-like rivals to the MG ZS EV – cars like the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Kia e-Niro and Soul EV twins – all cost considerably more. The benefit of that is they get longer ranges that will better appeal to those making the switch from petrol or diesel to electric power, while the MG may be treated more as a second car in the family. Regardless, though, the ZS EV offers a lot for a relatively small price and has a key advantage over equivalent petrol or diesel cars when it comes to running costs. Naturally, there’s zero road tax to pay and zero company car tax for 2020-21, and MG says the ZS EV costs half as much to service as a ZS petrol version. Also, all of MG’s dealerships can service and sell the ZS EV and it comes with an excellent seven-year warranty while the battery gets an extra year on top.