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Value electric crossover gains a range boost and starts from £28,495

MG has revealed prices and specification details for the refreshed electric ZS EV, as the model goes on sale this month with an extended range and subtle design tweaks. 

Three specification levels will be available, with prices for the entry-level SE Long Range model starting from £30,995, or £28,495 after the government's £2500 plug-in car grant is applied.

The Kia e-Niro rival will gain a 72kWh battery with a range of up to 273 miles, a big improvement on the 163 miles offered by the outgoing model. 

Entry-level SE cars are equipped with a 10.1in touchscreen, sat-nav and USB charging ports, along with automatic air conditioning, LED headlights, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control. All cars receive assist systems including active emergency braking, lane assist, and pedestrian and cyclist detection. 

The next level up, Trophy specification, starts from £30,995 after the grant and adds a panoramic roof and roof rails, heated, electric leather seats, automatic wipers and wireless phone charging. 

Range-topping Trophy Connect cars gain MG’s iSmart live service system with weather, traffic and Amazon Prime connectivity, and start from £31,495 after the grant. 

All models will be offered with a choice of five exterior paint colours: Arctic White, Black Pearl, Monument Silver, Dynamic Red and the newly introduced Battersea Blue.

The updated ZS EV was revealed earlier this year alongside the debut of the firm’s new Marvel-R flagship and the 5 SW EV.

The lightly restyled and upgraded duo have received a series of tweaks to their powertrains and interiors with a view to strengthening the Chinese brand's position in Europe, where it is established in 15 markets and is ramping up its presence in three more.

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Each car has been subject to a light visual refresh that removes their front grilles to more obviously mark them out as electric – but it's the ZS EV, due in UK dealerships in November, that receives the most extensive technical changes. 

That range brings the ZS EV more in line with its closest rivals, the Kia e-Niro and Nissan Leaf, but a starting price of just £28,495 means it maintains its status as one of the cheapest electric SUVs on sale. 

Along with the improved range, the ZS EV now comes with MG's latest iSmart infotainment system (as seen in the Marvel-R), which brings a raft of new features.

The 5's revisions are more subtle, given that the estate only recently received the option of a larger battery, but a restyled front end and the addition of the iSmart system marks it out from the current car. It continues to offer 61kWh and 51kWh battery packs, yielding ranges of 295 and 199 miles respectively.

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Citytiger 1 November 2021

Certainly better looking inside and out, but I think they missed a trick, they could have made the MG badge on the front the flap for the plug instead of having a sperate one that looks out of place.. 

Bill the Lizard 1 November 2021

I’d rather send my cash to a country that’s trying to reduce their emissions rather than make a killing out of it.

Electrohead 1 November 2021

"The 5's revisions are more subtle," Are you kidding Autocar. Its gone from an anonymous box to something you might like to have on your drive. You really have a problem with EVs don't you.