The recently launched MG ZS EV was offered with a £3,500 discount for the first 1,000 retail customers. This was in addition to the UK Gov £3,500 plug-in grant, meaning buyers paid £21,495 for the entry-level model. MG has decided to extend the offer for the next 1,000 customers only 2 weeks after launch.
Positioned as the first affordable family electric car, the ZS EV provides a WLTP range of 163 miles, which will probably translate to a real-world range of about 140 miles.
Unlike Kia which has experienced battery supply problems, MG says it has no such issues and has a new battery factory in China that can produce 300,000 units per year.
“We know that the canny British public can tell a bargain when they see one, but we’ve been blown away by the number of people who’ve moved quickly to secure an electric MG ZS at the launch price of £21,495. By extending our offer to match the government grant for the next 1,000 retail customers, we’re delighted to be able to maintain this offer, even if it’s just for a few more days. To anyone who’s been thinking about ordering a ZS EV, I suggest they do it now.”Daniel Gregorious, head of sales & marketing at MG Motor UK
The ZS EV features a 44.5kWh battery pack powering an electric motor with 143PS and 353Nm of torque (which is pretty high versus the competition). It is available with MG Pilot, which includes advanced emergency braking, blindspot monitoring, lane assist and adaptive cruise control.
The first ZS EVs are expected to to be delivered to customers in September 2019.