MG Motor UK has unveiled the fully electric ZS EV at the London Motor Show and is now accepting orders for the new model.
Prices and range have not been confirmed, but prospective buyers can place a deposit to be among the first to buy the new car when it goes on sale in September.
The ZS EV is powered by a 44.5kWh battery with rapid-charging capability that will enable it to be recharged from 0-80% in 43 minutes, while domestic charging on a 7kW unit takes six-and-a-half hours from 0-100%.
Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “The arrival of the MG ZS EV represents the start of MG’s long-term brand and product expansion plan and we’re delighted to be able to share it with the British public for the first time. ZS EV adds a new dimension to the car market by offering high-tech zero-emissions transport to a broader cross-section of buyers.
“The initial interest in ZS EV is extremely encouraging and confirms that car buyers are looking for a practical, versatile and stylish electric vehicle. It will also be the most high-tech MG yet. We’ve now opened the orderbank exclusively for visitors to the London Motor Show. Interested buyers can place a holding deposit on the stand to reserve their place on the waiting list. As visitors will see, this new MG bears all the key hallmarks customers know and love about ZS in terms of flexibility, space and generous standard specification, but it just so happens to be a fully electric SUV.”
The ZS EV will come with a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) presented as a first for MG. New standard features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Assist featuring automatic low-speed steering, Blind Spot Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Alert Control System.
Since it was first announced in March, MG has received more than 800 expressions of interest for its forthcoming new model, which is the most for any pre-launched model in the company’s history.
ZS EV will come with a seven-year Warranty.