The new MG ZS is described by its maker as the next chapter in its history, and it’s probably its most important.
It’s a small SUV with a big task, since it enters a booming class teeming with rivals – if not outright quality. Among them are the Citroën C3 Aircross, Kia Stonic, Renault Captur, SEAT Arona and Vauxhall Crossland X, to name but a few. To stand out, the ZS gets a starting price that undercuts those rivals by a couple of thousand pounds.
The best feature about the ZS’s interior is its roominess. Up front, space is good and on a par with the rest of the class, with plenty of head and leg room for the driver and passenger. Leg room in the back is certainly up there with the most spacious small SUVs, too.
Similarly, the boot is an impressively large size, even taking into account the noticeable wheel arch encroachment. Indeed, the ZS has a comfortably bigger boot than that in the SEAT Arona and Hyundai Kona, although the Citroën C3 Aircross beats them all in that respect.
The ZS’s low pricing and seven-year, 80,000-mile standard warranty both help the car stand out. Its list price comfortably undercuts that of rivals, making it a cheaper cash buy.
MG Motor UK unveils fabulous New MG3
Seven-year warranty, high specification, competitive pricing, strong finance offers and fantastic design really set New MG3 apart in the supermini segment.
There are three different versions offered in the New MG3 line-up: the entry grade ‘Explore’, mid-grade ‘Excite’ and the ‘Exclusive’ at the pinnacle of the range. The whole New MG3 range comes packed with a host of exciting technology. All versions come with Bluetooth as standard, while ‘Excite’ and ‘Exclusive’ versions boast an 8” colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™, DAB radio and steering wheel audio controls. The ‘Exclusive’ version adds a reversing camera with dynamic guidelines, completing an exceptional value-for-money package.
Starting from just £9,495 for the entry level ‘Explore’, the stylish New MG3 offers a considerable benefit over its rivals in both purchase and running costs, with the ‘Excite’ and ‘Exclusive’ versions costing £11,395 and £12,795 respectively. Competitive PCP and 0% finance deals are available.
The design of the car has also undergone an extensive update, inside and out. One of the key design features of New MG3 is the dynamic new face, featuring the eye-catching ‘star-rider’ grille which perfectly frames the brand’s famous octagonal logo.