The 100% electric new model of the British car brand MG, represented in Turkey by Doğan Trend Otomotiv, the ZS EV, was launched in March at a special price of 1,379,000 TL. ZS EV, which has received 5 stars for safety from Euro NCAP, offers a panoramic sunroof, MG Pilot advanced driving assistance system, wireless phone charging, V2L vehicle-to-vehicle charging feature, carbon fiber-style dashboard, sporty red-stitched seats, and 448-liter luggage capacity as standard in its Luxury version. The new ZS EV, which stands out with its premium features, offers a range of up to 591 km in city driving, which is the most notable feature.
MG ZS EV Technical Specifications
Length: 4,323 mm
Width: 1,809 mm
Height: 1,649 mm
Wheelbase: 2,585 mm
Ground clearance: 161 mm
Boot capacity (seats up/folded down): 448/1166 litres
Maximum power: 115 kW (156 PS)
Maximum torque: 280 Nm
Acceleration 0-50 km/h: 3.6 s
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.6 s
Maximum speed: 175 km/h
Battery capacity: 72.6 kWh
WLTP range: 440 km
City range: 591 km
Energy consumption: 178 kWh/km
Integrated charging device (AC): 11 kW
DC 5-80% charging time: 40 min
Empty weight: 1,620 kg
Towing capacity (unbraked): 500 kg
The new ZS EV is capable of charging the previous ZS EV, leaving 273 km of range remaining! With its advanced technology, updated interior design, and the new-to-Turkey Vehicle to Load (V2L) feature, the new ZS EV is ready to make a name for itself among electric vehicles. Named “Car of the Year” in the UK and Sweden, the new ZS EV’s V2L feature allows electronic devices to be charged or powered, and even allows the ZS EV to charge another electric vehicle. Furthermore, the new ZS EV stands out by leaving 273 km of range remaining after charging the previous ZS EV from 20% to 80%. The ZS EV can also provide electric energy in environments without electricity, making it suitable for campers and caravan owners.
Powerful performance features in electric driving
The latest version of the ZS model, the 100% electric ZS EV, offers strong performance features in electric driving. The electric motor now produces 115 kW of power instead of 105 kW, and the battery capacity has been increased from 44.5 kWsa to 72.6 kWsa. Improvements have also been made to shorten charging time, increasing the internal AC charging power capacity to 11 kWsa. The maximum DC charging power has been raised to 92 kW, reducing charging time from 40 minutes to 30 minutes from 30% to 80%. The energy consumption of the new ZS EV has decreased to 17.8 kWsa/100 km, while the WLTP range has increased from 263 km to 440 km. With its ability to now reach a range of 591 km in the city, the new model has become one of the most ambitious options in its segment. The maximum speed of the ZS EV has also been increased from 140 km/h to 175 km/h, completing the 0-50 km/h acceleration in 3.6 seconds and the 0-100 km/h acceleration in 8.6 seconds. With its Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes and KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) with 3-level energy recovery options, the ZS EV meets all the needs of its users while also allowing them to control their range. The intelligent battery management system ensures more efficient use of the battery, while the top-level battery protection feature prioritizes safety.
Tibet Soysal, the Deputy General Manager of Doğan Trend Otomotiv, stated that “thanks to the interest in MG in our country and our achievements, we became one of the active countries in the development of the new ZS EV. We can say that the new ZS EV was developed based on the feedback of our customers. With its above-class size, 5-star Euro NCAP safety, advanced technology and premium features offered as standard, the new ZS EV stands out from its competitors.”
Soysal also said, “When it comes to electric cars, the first thing that comes to mind in our country is the ZS EV. With its increased battery capacity, the new ZS EV offers a range of 440 km. It can reach a range of 591 km in urban use. We are aware of the high demand for our brand. Our sales and marketing activities have attracted the attention of the brand globally, prioritizing the Turkish market. This has enabled us to request the desired number of vehicles in terms of availability. Thus, we will be able to offer our customers the advantage of prompt delivery of the vehicle.”
“New ZS EV was developed according to users requests”
Tibet Soysal stated that they managed to be a pioneer in many areas with the 100% electric ZS EV model. They were the first to air an electric car commercial on television in Turkey. ZS EV became the first 100% electric model in its class to receive a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. As a brand, they brought many innovations to Turkey with their Valueguard second-hand value preservation program and Wallbox charging station, which provides customers with a fast charging solution in their homes. Most importantly, they became one of the countries actively involved in the new ZS EV project thanks to the interest and success shown for MG in Turkey. By closely following customer feedback and sharing it with the production center, they developed the new ZS EV by taking their requests into consideration. They are proud to see the new ZS EV, which won many prestigious awards in the countries where it was launched and was selected as “The Best Electric Family Car” in the UK in 2023, on the roads.
A success story in the electric SUV segment!
ZS, the brand’s best-selling model, has sold more than 1 million units in over 70 countries to date. ZS EV, which has won more than 40 prestigious awards in the countries where it was launched, with its SUV body structure, spacious interior, 448-liter luggage capacity, and 5-star Euro NCAP safety, was recently named “The Best Electric Family Car” in its home country, the UK in 2023. ZS EV, which hit the roads in Turkey in June 2021, became the best-selling electric car in the same month. Since its launch in Turkey, ZS EV has achieved a very successful sales performance and has become one of the top 5 best-selling electric cars in Turkey. The brand aims to sell more ZS EVs than all the electric MG models sold in Turkey to date in the first half of 2023.
ZS EV is coming with 13 new and 26 improved features.
The new ZS EV offers much more with its design, equipment, and interior features. The length of the new ZS EV has increased by 9 mm to 4323 mm, while the height has increased by 5 mm to 1649 mm. The new ZS EV, which presents a more electric and premium appearance, stands out with its flat MG logo and body-color closed grille. The lower grille design, dark-colored headlights, charging port, and front bumper deflector are among the other front-end improvements. Additionally, the 21-LED “Silverstone” headlights in the front provide lower energy consumption, have a usage life of over 50,000 hours, and provide 144% brighter lighting. The new 17-inch dual-tone sport alloy wheels, with their optimized and wear-resistant structure, contribute to reducing wind noise and energy consumption. The dark “Phantom” LED taillights, new rear fog lights, and rear bumper deflector are also among the rear design innovations.
Inside, the new center console, which includes new keypads, and red-stitched sport seats stand out. Soft materials offer comfort, and the front passenger seat, like the 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, has a heating function. The MG ZS EV’s developed interior equipment includes a total of 5 USB outputs, wireless phone charging, a handle on the center console, a 360-degree camera, automatic air conditioning, ventilation outlets for the rear seats, cup holders in the rear seat armrest, and a rear middle seat headrest. The PM 2.5 filter, which is present in MG models and emerged with the idea of providing the highest air quality inside the car, enables everyone inside the vehicle to breathe clean and healthy air during the journey.
Two different digital screens are located in the cockpit, with the 12.3-inch advanced visual display in front of the driver displaying equipment such as basic speed, range, remaining energy, and adaptive driving through the LCD gauge. The 10.1-inch reflection-proof and fingerprint-proof touch screen in the center console can be used to manage multimedia interfaces, as well as important driving adjustments, including MG Pilot functions. Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Bluetooth-compatible multimedia are supported by a 6-speaker and 3D sound system.
Premium standard equipment
The new MG ZS EV is offered with the Luxury equipment level and stands out for its comprehensive premium standard equipment, equipped with the “Long Range” battery. The new model comes with a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, PM2.5 filtered climate control, heated front seats, leather multifunction steering wheel, LED headlights and taillights, a 6-way adjustable electric driver’s seat, 40:60 split-folding rear seats, keyless entry, electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors, and newly designed 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. In addition, it includes the advanced driving support system (ADAS) called MG Pilot. Features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, and Traffic Jam Assist are included under this system.
The new ZS EV is available in five different body colors: Dover White, Pebble Black, Diamond Red, Battersea Blue, and Blade Silver. MG electric models are delivered with a 7-year/150,000 km warranty, which includes the electric drivetrain and battery. Doğan Trend Otomotiv is also offering the Valueguard second-hand value protection guarantee for the new ZS EV, which received a lot of attention in the previous ZS EV model.
An ideal electric SUV for families
With its improved features, the new MG ZS EV is an excellent travel companion for everyone, including large families, for daily and weekend trips. Offering one of the widest interior spaces in its class, the ZS EV reaches a new level in MG’s superior NVH values in terms of sound and vibration. Thanks to numerous acoustic comfort improvements, such as the EDS Acoustic Panel Coating, special insulation on the fender inner panels, and Michelin 3ST tires, all journeys with the new ZS EV are comfortable and quiet. In addition to a luggage compartment volume that ranges from 448 liters to 1,166 liters, functionality is increased with 23 different storage areas in the interior. With a 500 kg towing capacity, as well as aluminum roof rails with a 50 kg carrying capacity, it becomes an ideal SUV for weekend getaways.
Experience Points Continue to Increase Rapidly
Represented by Doğan Trend Otomotiv in Turkey, MG is expanding its sales and service network in parallel with the success it has achieved with its electric and gasoline models. One of the highlights for the MG brand last year was the increase in the number of service and experience points. With the addition of new electric models, MG will continue its investments in 2023 and will increase the number of experience points to 23 this year.