MG: ZS EV updated for 2022 and gets more range
The all-electric version of MG’s best-selling ZS compact SUV has been given a midlife refresh for its 2022 model year.
The popular MG ZS EV has received an extensive redesign of its exterior, a fully-refreshed interior, upgraded tech and two new battery options – one of which has boosted the maximum range to 273 miles.
The car will be with dealers next month and will continue to rival the Nissan Leaf and Renault ZOE, with the higher capacity battery version offering a far longer range than the range-entry KIA e-Niro. Prices have yet to be confirmed but buyers can register their interest via MG’s website. The outgoing ZS EV started from £26,095 after the £2,500 plug-in car grant.
Two trim levels will be offered, called SE and Trophy. Full details of specifications will be revealed closer to the car’s on-sale date next month.
The exterior redesign of the 2022 MG ZS EV includes a blank, closed front grille incorporating the charging port to set it apart from the petrol model. The LED headlights have also been tweaked and there are a new set of aerodynamic alloy wheels with a two-tone paint finish. There’s also a new tail light design, restyled rear bumper and a new look rear diffuser with silver trim inserts.
Inside, the MG gets a new and larger 10.1-inch infotainment screen featuring new graphics. This setup runs the brand’s latest ‘iSMART’ smartphone connectivity, which allows remote access to a variety of the car’s functions such as security, charging and the climate control, with the option to pre-warm or cool the cabin before a journey. A new digital instrument cluster is also standard along with a wireless charging pad on the Trophy model.
Two battery capacity versions of the updated MG ZS EV will be available, with the 72kWh Long Range version officially capable of 273 miles between charges. This larger battery model will be the only version available at launch, with the 51kWh Standard Range model arriving next year with a range of up to 198 miles.
Rapid-charging capability is limited to 76kW, meaning the larger 72kWh battery can be charged from 0-100 per cent in just 42 minutes. When using a standard 7kW wallbox, a full charge takes around 10.5 hours.
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