The ZS is the latest offering from the British-born and now Chinese-owned MG brand, conceived to take on the hugely popular small-SUV market. Here are five things about the ZS that really stand out.

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Comments

    • Alfred Jones
      Alfred Jones

      I recently checked this car MG ZS Auto. it was a very nice unit and with all the Bells and Whistles that are with it. Talk about value, this was certainly value for money. Unfortunately it had one drawback that I did not like, the fuel had to be a minimum of 95 RON and preferably 98 RON, this makes it very expensive to fill the Tank. A bit strange, when our Governments are trying to bring us all down to E10.

      about 1 day ago
    • Darna Narda
      Darna Narda

      what is the name of the reviewer guy?

      about 22 days ago
    • Gino Peñaflor
      Gino Peñaflor

      is it ok to enlargen the rims and tires?

      about 1 month ago
    • hillmut berger
      hillmut berger

      If it is Made in China - IT MUST BE GARBAGE! TRASH!

      about 4 months ago
    • A.K Morris
      A.K Morris In reply to hillmut berger

      Like your phone, computer, stereo, tv, shoes, clothes, glasses and just about everything you use?

      about 3 months ago
    • the adm
      the adm

      love china

      about 4 months ago
    • Jim Miklas
      Jim Miklas

      MG's are actually surprisingly good.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kevin Walker
      Kevin Walker In reply to Jim Miklas

      Except a lot of them cut out at traffic lights, as reported on the owners facebook page.

      about 1 month ago
    • V K
      V K

      I like the price for an suv

      about 5 months ago
    • Ashley Robertson
      Ashley Robertson

      Great video! Fantastic production quality!

      about 7 months ago
    • Lior Cohen
      Lior Cohen

      It's actually 3 stars on ncap

      about 9 months ago
    • Unknown User
      Unknown User In reply to Lior Cohen

      Lior Cohen it’s actually 4

      about 2 months ago
    • Yasodha K
      Yasodha K

      its a crazy brand i n sri lanka . :people in sri Lanka like Japan and German vehicle now, not Chinese cheep quality vehicles such as MG,Geely ,dong feng. seriously bad quality chineese vehicles and we have enough of experience in sri lanka.

      about 10 months ago
    • Molecular dissociation
      Molecular dissociation

      The MG brand is owned by the Chinese State. Buy one and support nuclear weapon development, military island construction, and other fine things.

      about 11 months ago
    • Jim Miklas
      Jim Miklas In reply to Molecular dissociation

      China does not go around the world killing people.

      about 1 month ago
    • Unknown User
      Unknown User In reply to Molecular dissociation

      Like America, the UK has nukes, so does France, India...

      about 2 months ago
    • W
      W In reply to Molecular dissociation

      UK is also a totalitarian leftist, feminist shithole but people still buy Range Rovers.

      about 10 months ago
    • DM 2MW
      DM 2MW

      Not a bad looking SUV, there are a lot of styling similarities to Borgward SUV ( still in concept stage ). Dash and various controls neatly well laid out and a nice airy cabin.
      Price is very enticing indeed.

      about 11 months ago
    • Kevin Ray Banks
      Kevin Ray Banks

      Go for Zs exclusive there’s 3 models what these people are not telling you okay

      about 11 months ago
    • Unknown User
      Unknown User In reply to Kevin Ray Banks

      Kevin Ray Banks there’s only 2 available in Australia

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Ray Banks
      Kevin Ray Banks

      But walks over chr Toyota any day

      about 11 months ago
    • Kevin Ray Banks
      Kevin Ray Banks

      I been waiting for partsnfor it more than 5weeks be careful is user friendly car but 5 weeks for a side skirting is putting me of

      about 11 months ago
    • Simon Walker
      Simon Walker

      It's shocking that this is named a mg zs after the brilliant zs of the early 2000's such a shame that so many of these SUV cars are about now. Having said that I know it's people making the SUV popular it's just a shame the saloon car is dying out because that are superior to drive and maneuver and some of them actually have more room inside .

      about 11 months ago
    • JRNexGen
      JRNexGen

      Well just do what the Koreans do and copy everyone else, and get the Europeans to help build the engine.

      about 11 months ago
    • Pero Perich
      Pero Perich

      Mazda CX-3 front, CX-3 interior (the fake carbon especially), Renault Megane Gran Coupe taillights without the extensions.

      about 11 months ago
    • jesse munoz
      jesse munoz

      At first I thought it was a Mazda CX-5.

      about 11 months ago
    • Sam K
      Sam K In reply to jesse munoz

      Looks nothing like a cx-5.....

      about 2 months ago
    • danzoil
      danzoil In reply to jesse munoz

      jesse munoz Interior looks like a Mazda cx-3.

      about 11 months ago
    • Timothy Chen
      Timothy Chen

      I prefer the Evoque knockoff one from China...lol

      about 11 months ago
    • Alex Qureitem
      Alex Qureitem In reply to Timothy Chen

      I almost brought a Evoque land rover second hand one at the same price, but didn't because the warranty wasnt very good and it would of been a huge risk of it breaking down at six years old, . So I brought the mg essence in black forr now, for the next six years infact, it would do what it i need it to do.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jim Miklas
      Jim Miklas In reply to Timothy Chen

      The Chinese knock off (Land Wind) is actually far more reliable than the original Land Rover!

      about 4 months ago
    • MrTonifumi
      MrTonifumi

      YOU HAD ONE JOB !!
      Car advice has concluded young buyers are more concerned with the stereo and touchscreen than the engine and transmission.
      I think they have been told this bullshit by car companies keen to emphasize the cheap components in the car rather than the substantial and expensive components. Please stop this terrible review nonsense.....if you want people to trust you.....
      The base MG ZS has a disappointing 4 speed auto BUT the higher spec 1 litre / 3 cylinder has a 6 speed auto. This type of info is very interesting since the competition in this segment either has a 6 speed auto or terrible CVT's...Customers might like to know this on top of the fake carbon fibre trim !!
      PS : the "5 things about" bullshit is just that. It's a fucking review, stop trying to misrepresent the video, it's so 2017.

      about 11 months ago
    • A.K Morris
      A.K Morris In reply to MrTonifumi

      The title is "5 Things About MG's new small SUV". It's just 5 random facts about the car, not a full review as such. If i'd set out to make a review video, it would be called "2018 MG ZS Review".

      And we haven't concluded that young buyers are more concerned with the stereo and touchscreen than the engine and transmission. We've never stated that and we are completely aware that buyers of all ages cannot be pigeon holed into such shallow criteria. I'm not sure how you've come to this conclusion when we've covered multiple areas of the cars features in this video.

      As I stated at the top of this video, we had the top spec ZS and yes, while it's great the gearbox isn't a CVT, we found there were other things slightly more interesting about the car. A far more detailed level of information can easily be found on our website. Again, this isn't a full review video, just 5 fun facts about the MG ZS.

      about 11 months ago
    • Rob Corrente
      Rob Corrente

      Who is this guy?

      about 11 months ago
    • A.K Morris
      A.K Morris In reply to Rob Corrente

      He's me

      about 11 months ago
    • James Stubbe
      James Stubbe In reply to Rob Corrente

      Rob Corrente another CA nobody. They don't employ journalists anymore - just "contributors". The last motoring journalists were James Ward and Matty Campbell but they resigned and moved on as they didn't want to be part of what CA has become.

      about 11 months ago
    • Jarrich Liao
      Jarrich Liao

      So the orange is darker now?

      about 11 months ago
    • Leon Zhang
      Leon Zhang

      It's not bad!!

      about 11 months ago
    • Unknown Traveller
      Unknown Traveller

      Another poor car out of China with an MG badge of goody {sarcasm}. Interior look underdone and cheap I am sorry to say. Yes what engine what transmission and how reliable. On the short list I think not.

      about 11 months ago
    • Tidwell
      Tidwell In reply to Unknown Traveller

      Saying it's probably the cheapest full size SUV you can buy with a 4 or 5 star safety rating. Has to be decent. Anyone that's looking for good interior for any car that's under 25k is a laughing stock. You won't find it.

      about 4 months ago
    • wapenshaw
      wapenshaw In reply to Unknown Traveller

      They must be fairly confident regarding reliability to offer a 7 year warranty.

      about 10 months ago
    • Unknown User
      Unknown User In reply to Unknown Traveller

      They said similar things about Korean Cars...time will tell if you’re wrong or right

      about 11 months ago
    • mixalis
      mixalis In reply to Unknown Traveller

      Sell many in Thailand, and yep, all suffer from poor quality !!

      about 11 months ago
    • R Soul
      R Soul

      Oh yes, that reverse camera will save me a lot of time, until now I had been leaping out of my car with a tape measure to see exactly how far I was from each obstacle, that is just a brilliant feature.

      about 11 months ago
    • Alex Qureitem
      Alex Qureitem In reply to R Soul

      Hyundai has the best reverse camera so clear and precise!

      about 2 months ago
    • A.K Morris
      A.K Morris In reply to R Soul

      R Soul it was an impossibly small spot and saying the positive result was due to my driving talent seems a tad arrogant.

      about 11 months ago
    • R Soul
      R Soul In reply to R Soul

      A.K Morris so you managed to park a compact SUV in a small parking spot, and that was all thanks to the magic of an indicator telling you exactly (or probably actually not at all) the distance in centimetres to an object. Fair enough then, may the magic of this technological marvel continue to surprise and delight you with it’s futuristic abilities.

      about 11 months ago
    • A.K Morris
      A.K Morris In reply to R Soul

      I found it awesome. There have been multiple scenarios where I need a car to fit in a tiny space only to have the reverse parking sensors beeping there head off, indicating that I have no more room to reverse back but when getting out and checking, finding I have a 20 or 30 more centimetres to go. Having the camera display actual distance rather than just beep, beeeeep, beeeeeeeeeeep, BEEEEEEEEEEP and a camera full of front bumper was very helpful.

      We managed to park the ZS in a couple of impossibly tiny parks when testing it and the distance measurement was the feature to thank.

      about 11 months ago
    • Mike's Big Mouth
      Mike's Big Mouth In reply to R Soul

      R Soul the sarcasm is strong with this one lol

      about 11 months ago
    • Garry56
      Garry56

      No mention of engine or transmission?

      about 11 months ago
    • Tidwell
      Tidwell In reply to Garry56

      +Nont55 no one is going 100kph. The average road speed in most 3rd world countries are 30kph.

      about 4 months ago
    • THE DDF
      THE DDF In reply to Garry56

      You're right - it's crap.

      Powering the ZS Essence is a spritely in-line three-cylinder, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit mated to a six-speed automatic transmission sending drive to the front wheels (there’s no AWD variant in the ZS range). It’s a perky application and really quite capable, with power outputs of 82kW (at 5200rpm) and 160Nm of torque at a very usable 1800–4700rpm.

      about 10 months ago
    • W
      W In reply to Garry56

      chinese engines suck, that's the reason why

      about 10 months ago
    • Nont55
      Nont55 In reply to Garry56

      To be honest 1.5 liters 4 speed auto is rubbish, in Thailand some reviewer found that it took almost 17 seconds from 0-100 kph with quite high fuel consumption compare to its rivals

      about 11 months ago
    • Sheldon Coke
      Sheldon Coke In reply to Garry56

      I scanned through the review on their site... I wouldn't mention the engine or transmission in the video either.

      about 11 months ago