The MG ZS EV is once again Australia’s most affordable electric vehicle across all states – RRP alone – after offering discounts on the upgraded model prior to the start of customer deliveries.
The 2022 MG ZS EV has already been discounted in Australia before the first cars hit showrooms – back to being Australia’s cheapest electric vehicle in the country, well above the cost on the road.
Currently, in MG showrooms, the updated ZS EV sells for MG price at $44,990 for the entry-level drive or $48,990 for the high-end Essence-$2,000 and $1,000 lower. compared to the published prices in March ($46,990 and $49,990).
MG quotes a recommended retail price (RRP) – excluding on-road costs, such as stamp duty, registration, and liability insurance – of $43,990 and $47,990 for the Excite and Gasoline, respectively.
This means the ZS EV is once again Australia’s cheapest new electric vehicle in the nation, in terms of RRP – like the other title challenger, the BYD Atto 3 Standard Range, priced at $44,381 plus cost shipping nationwide. But add in the costs on the road and the BYD is still the cheapest vehicle – but only in Tasmania, where government costs are lowest, and just $9, with driving prices up to $44,980.92 for the Atto 3, compared to $44,990 driving. for MG.
In all other states, the MG is priced lower – with the BYD costing $47,935 to drive in Western Australia, while MG’s $44,990 sticker price applies nationally.
The BYD Atto 3 launched with a domestic list price of $44,381.35 plus on-road transportation and $44,990 driving price in Tasmania – but government cost modifications have slashed the price of the latter down. 9 dollars.
As noted when initial pricing was announced in March, the upgraded MG ZS EV gets a new look to match the updated ZST petrol range, along with an upgraded interior and a larger battery with a powerful electric motor. than.
All Australian models have a 50.3kWh battery pack, paired with a 130kW/280Nm electric motor for a claimed range of up to 320km on the European WLTP test cycle and an 8-second time from 0 to 100 km/h.
These are improvements over the outgoing model, which uses a 44.5kWh battery and a 105kW (but 353Nm) electric motor for 263km of WLTP range and an identical 0-100km/h time of 8.2 seconds (yes). maybe due to the older model being lighter, due to the smaller battery).
The larger 72kWh battery with a claimed range of up to 440km is available overseas, but not in Australia.
DC fast charging is provided to allow an ‘80%’ charge time of 54 minutes on a 50kW outlet – slower than the first model, which is said to be capable of doing the same task in 45 minutes.
As announced in March, two ZS EV models are available – the existing Essence and the new model for the 2022 Excite.
Standard features across the range include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation, and some advanced safety aids.
Advanced features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. . Spend an extra $4,000 for the Essence, which adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, six-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, wireless phone charging, system six-speaker sound from four speakers, power – double-folding rearview mirror and a panoramic sunroof.
Both ZS EVs offer support for the new smart phone app, allowing owners to remotely control the door lock and climate control, locate the vehicle, stream music from Amazon, find directions in real-time navigation and install over-the-air updates in your car.
Five colors are available: Brighton Blue Metallic, York White, Pebble Black, Sloane Silver Metallic and Diamond Red Metallic. The metallic color is more than $700.
2022 MG ZS EV is now available in showrooms.