MG Motors has announced the regional availability of the new MG ZS compact crossover. The vehicle comes in below the existing MG GS and is slated to cost from US$ 12,000 onwards depending on specific market.
The MG ZS will be available with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with ratings of 119hp and 150Nm of torque mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Standard features on all models include one-button start, power adjustable wing mirrors, manual air conditioning, a 60/40 rear seat, height-adjustable steering column and a front armrest. Also available ABS, EBD, ESP and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are also standard.
Moving up to the COM model, buyers can look forward to adding cruise control, power assisted steering modes, parking sensor, InkaLink system, side airbags, LED Daytime Running Lights, a premium multifunction steering wheel and a roof rail to the specification list. The top-of-the-range LUX model swaps 16” alloy wheels for 17” dual colour alloys, and adds automatic air conditioning and a rear camera.
Commenting on the new model, Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The new MG ZS features a stylish new design language and a host of hi-tech features tailored specifically to the needs of the younger generation and the female market. All of which makes this a very strong entrant into the regional SUV sector, while at the same time helping to spread the message that MG is a key player on the international automotive field.’’
MG’s inkaLink system, with 8” infotainment screen and Apple CarPlay, will become a signature of MG going forward as it looks to target a younger generation. A remote smart application will allow the driver to operate vehicle functions such as remote start and stop, manage air conditioning, vehicle tracking and aftersales appointments. It even reminds owners of the services needed for the car.