The MG ZS EV from China used to be Australia’s cheapest EV, but the Series II facelift from mid-2022 changes that.

A new base grade called Excite has been added, and it’s nearly 10 per cent more than the old Essence it replaces, yet loses the latter’s blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, panoramic sunroof, heated and powered front seats, electrically folding mirrors and more. For these, you’ll need the new Essence that costs nearly 15% extra compared to before.


Motor: Synchronous electric permanent-magnet
Transmission/drive: Single-speed reduction gear/FWD
Battery: 51kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate
Power/torque: 105kW/350Nm
0-100km/h: N/A
Consumption: 17.3kWh/100km
Electric range: 320km
Warranty: 5yr/unlimited
Battery warranty: 7yr/unlimited km
Safety rating: 5 stars

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