The 2023 MG ZST offers excellent value for money. You’ll get a great range of features, a long warranty, and an attractive design for an affordable price. It’s a popular option for those looking for something affordable yet durable.
This model comes in four variants: MG ZST Essence, MG ZST Core, MG ZST Vibe, and MG ZST Excite. Prices differ based on the variant you choose.
The MG ZST Core and Vibe have 1.5-litre four-cylinder engines. Expect 84kW of power and 150Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the MG ZST Essence and Excite have 1.3-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engines making 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque.
Fuel economy for the MG ZST Core and Vibe is at 6.9 litres per 100km on the combined cycle while the Essence and Excite are at an estimated 7.1L/100km.
Notably, the Essence comes with a conventional six-speed automatic transmission. This creates a smoother and more predictable driving experience. It’s great for urban driving and open road speeds.
The ZST has a comfortable, well-designed cabin with ample storage, a centre console bin, and large door pockets. The media system has Apple CarPlay, however, navigating and accessing certain controls may be difficult. The steering wheel lacks reach adjustment which may limit or hinder overall driver comfort.
In terms of ride comfort, it’s satisfactory but you may find the rear suspension to be a bit bouncy at lower speeds and rebound abruptly on sharp edges. The steering is predictable and not overly heavy, making it easy to maneuver.
The ZST offers a suite of safety features such as cruise control, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and a surround-view camera. Some features may vary depending on the model.
The MG ZST prices are different per model but you can expect costs to be around $25,990 to $33,990 drive-away price. What puts MG vehicles above the rest is their long warranty period. MG provides a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on all models.
Example Calculation for an MG ZST
Let's take a look at an example calculation for an MG ZST. Suppose you're considering purchasing an MG ZST Vibe for $27,990 MSRP. You have a trade-in vehicle of $4,990, leaving your loan amount borrowed at $23,000 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 $453.15, with the total cost of the loan coming in at around $27,189. 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.
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