The MG ZS EV has been seen a few times in Malaysia. We ‘re really hoping to see more of them soon. While electric car enthusiasts are still waiting for it in Malaysia, MG Australia has launched the MG ZS EV at a lower-than-expected price.
MG Motor Australia’s CEO says it was MG’s vision to make EVs available for everyone at an affordable price. In Australia, the MG ZS EV will cost you AUD 40,900 (before on road costs) or AUD 43,900 (driveaway).
For context, other electric cars in Australia like the Hyundai Ioniq Electric start at AUD 48,970 and the Nissan Leaf start at AUD 49,990. It is also way cheaper than the Hyundai Kona Electric which fetches a price of AUD 60,740. Of course, the Kona offers more power, torque, and range.
While maintenance availability is a friction for EV adopters in Malaysia (parallel imports), the MG ZS EV in Asutralia gets 5 years/unlimited mileage warranty with road side assistance. Scheduled maintenance is required every 10,000 km/12 months.
The batteries on the MG ZS EV are covered by an 8-year/160,000 km warranty.
Compared to ICE cars, the MG ZS EV is not as cheap. Both Honda CR-V and Honda HR-V are cheaper than the MG ZS EV at AUD 39,329 and AUD 29,380 respectively.
What specs does Australia get in the MG ZS EV?
We’ve listed that for you here:
|MG ZS EV specs
||335 km (NEDC); 263 km (WLTP)
|DC Fast Charging
We’re still waiting on the MG ZS EV in Malaysia and hope for it to be affordable just like it is in Australia.
Thailand and Indonesia have taken some bold steps toward electrification and perhaps Malaysia should too.