MG Motor New Zealand has announced price reductions to some of the marque’s New Energy Vehicles, in one example the recommended retail price has decreased by $5,000.

“MG was the original champion of making electric motoring affordable for everyone with the 2020 launch of the original MG ZS EV, the first electric car to be available locally for less than $50,000,” said Arek Zywot, MG New Zealand Country Manager.

“Since then, we have introduced the HS PHEV, an updated ZS EV and a new Long Range model, as well as become the first brand to announce a sub-$40,000 post-rebate new full EV with the MG4 51kWh Excite.

“This new pricing action makes the price of a new MG ZS EV Long Range and MG HS PHEV Excite or Essence even more compelling.”

The recommended retail price of a new MG ZS EV Long Range has reduced $5,000 and is now $59,990 (which becomes $52,975 post rebate), a new MG HS PHEV Excite is now $49,990 which reduces to $45,965 after the rebate is applied and the MG HS PHEV Essence is $51,965 post rebate.

“These revisions will help provide attractive, attainable and viable options for people wanting to make the switch to zero and low emissions motoring,” said Mr Zywot.

“Ultimately, it’s about encouraging new car buyers to make the best decision when all factors are taken into account, including fuel costs and environmental considerations, but also MG’s transferable seven years unlimited kilometre warranty, seven years roadside assistance and seven years warrant of fitness checks for each and every new model.”*

The new ZS EV Long Range boasts a driving range of 440km (WLTP) and offers a wide array of creature comforts as standard, including driver and front passenger seat heating, panoramic glass sunroof, a 360-degree view camera, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and wireless phone charging. You can read DriveLife’s review of the ZS EV here where we drive it for 900km, and we will be testing the Long Range version very soon.

Vehicle to load capability is available, a feature useful when wanting to operate or power electrical items away from a mains connection.

The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid’s total output from the electric motor with the 1.5L turbo combustion engine is 189kW of power and 370Nm of torque.  This delivers 1.7L/100km combined cycle fuel consumption and 39g/km CO2 emissions.# You can read our review of the HS +EV here, and also a road trip blog on the HS +EV where we took it for a 450km drive in Australia.


All models in the New Energy Vehicle price reduction have ten MG Pilot safety features as standard, including Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Emergency Braking.

For more information contact your nearest MG dealer.

Revised New Energy Vehicle recommended retail prices:

ModelPre-July 4 $RRP^From July 4 $RRP^Clean Car rebateCustomer price after Clean Car rebate
MG HS PHEV Excite$52,990$49,990$4,025$45,965
MG HS PHEV Essence$56,990$55,990$4,025$51,965
MG ZS EV Essence Long Range$64,990$59,990$7,015$52,975

*Terms and conditions apply, please consult with your MG dealer

#Figures according to ADR 81/02 derived from laboratory testing. Factors including but not limited to driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental influences, vehicle condition and accessories fitted, will in practice in the real-world lead to figures which generally differ from those advertised

^Available from this price, inclusive of GST and excludes On Road Costs

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Fred Alvrez
How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.


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