MG ZS EV arriving in mid-2020, with launch offer priced from NZD$49,990 plus ORC for the first 50 pre-sale models until December 2019
Boasts 371km City Range and rapid charge function
Backed by a 7-year/130,000km new vehicle and battery warranty
MG Motor today announced launch pricing for its first electric model for the New Zealand market – the MG ZS EV – priced from $49,990 plus on-road costs. Apparently, to encourage Kiwis to make the leap to an electric future, MG Motor is rewarding its first 50 customers this substantial incentive, available until December 2019.
To mark the occasion, MG Motor has opened its pre-order sales registration, available through its official dealer network, as well as online via mgmotor.co.nz/models/mg-zsev. First deliveries of the MG ZS EV will arrive into the New Zealand market from mid-2020.
Peter Ciao, MG Motor Australia and New Zealand CEO, said: “At SAIC Motor, we have a long history of making advancements in electrification technology and design. We are both humbled and excited to be undertaking the final phase of local testing for the MG ZS EV, working with important partners in the New Zealand market to bring this exciting model to our customers.”
“We anticipate the MG ZS EV will draw strong interest from our customers and to satisfy this demand we will see a dealer present in each key metro area by the time the EV launches in 2020. We are delighted to be offering another family friendly option, designed for our customers who want all the advantages of a zero emissions vehicle without compromising on practicality or style.”
Electrification MG ZS EV customers should get a driving range of up to 262 kilometres from a single charge on the WLTP combined cycle. Owners can make the most of the vehicle’s three driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport, allowing the car to adapt to their everyday driving needs.
Powered by a 44.5kWh, water-cooled, lithium-ion battery, delivering 353Nm of instant torque and 105kW of power, the car is charged via CCS and Type 2 ports, mounted within the front grille. The MG ZS EV can be rapid charged to 80% in just 40 minutes from a 50kW rapid charging point, while owners can fully charge their vehicles in seven hours, utilising a standard 7kW charger unit.
Design The MG ZS EV utilises the MG ZS’s framework, a compact SUV featuring a modern, personalised exterior and a stargazer panoramic sunroof. Inside, the MG ZS EV features the MG ZS’ 8” colour touchscreen, integrated Apple CarPlay, six-speaker surround sound audio, and satellite navigation, making the MG ZS EV the brand’s most technologically advanced model in the market.
Infrastructure Anthony MacLean, Business Manager, MG Motor New Zealand, said: “Following five months of successful trading in the New Zealand market, we’ve seen strong momentum and interest in our brand and range locally, as we continue to build trust with customers. The exploration of new and cleaner energy is particularly important to Kiwis and it has been pleasing to see the level of interest and investment the market has made in electrification of its transport infrastructure. New Zealand is an important market for MG Motor and we are delighted to offer our customers more choice and affordability with our new MG ZS EV.
Full specifications for the New Zealand MG ZS EV will be announced at launch in 2020.
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