The 2023 MG ZS EV Long Range is among the most affordable electric cars on the market. This upgraded version boasts a 45% larger battery capacity, providing a 37.5% increase in range compared to the standard model. With a claimed range of 440km (273 miles) on a single charge, it addresses the growing demand from Australian electric car buyers for longer driving ranges.
The MG ZS EV Long Range has a 72.6kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, paired with a front-axle synchronous electric motor generating 115kW of power and 280Nm of torque. The driving performance is adequate and offers instant torque typical of electric vehicles.
When it comes to charging and efficiency, the MG ZS EV Long Range supports DC fast charging at up to 80kW, with a claimed 0-80% charge time of 63 minutes on a 50kW charger. The AC charging max is 11kW, and a full recharge with an 11kW wall box should take eight hours.
Real-world testing achieved a consumption rate of 17.1kWh/100km, slightly better than the official figure, but the tested range fell about 10% short of the claimed 440km.
The MG ZS EV Long Range has a similar design and features as other ZS EV models. The cabin offers soft padded sections along the dashboard and centre console, with red stitching adding a touch of flair. The car's storage options are practical with plenty of cupholders, a decent-sized glovebox, and bottle holders in the door pockets. It’s also equipped with wireless phone charging for convenience.
Experience a comfortable and quiet ride. The suspension may be firm while the instant torque makes for an exhilarating driving experience.
Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign recognition.
The MG ZS EV Long Range is priced at around $43,990 to $47,990 drive-away. It offers a great driving range but doesn’t have significant additional equipment compared to other ZS EV models.
Example Calculation for an MG ZS EV Long Range
Let's take a look at an example calculation for an MG ZS EV Long Range. Suppose you're considering purchasing an MG ZS Excite for $43,990 MSRP. You have a trade-in vehicle of $4,990, leaving your loan amount borrowed at $39,000 and your credit score and personal situation qualify you for an indicative interest rate of 6.79%. You decide to finance the vehicle over a 60-month term.
Using an online loan calculator, you can estimate that your monthly payments would be around $768.39, with the total cost of the loan coming in at around $46,103. This includes the principal amount of the loan, interest paid over the term of the loan, however any fees or charges associated with the loan would still have to be added.
Love MG but not sure if the MG ZS EV Long Range is for you? Check out the HS Plus EV or if you are looking for a different brand of car, the Nissan LEAF e+.