MG Australia Reported at least 500 pre-sales for updates ZS EV Electric SUV, before coming to the showroom in the next few weeks.
This is another example of how Australians are increasingly leaning towards electric cars in the face of ever-increasing fuel prices and rising cost of living associated with inflation.
We know that MG has sold at least 500 pre-launch units since the previously announced offer is now over. The Chinese company said in March that it would offer the first 500 buyers of the updated ZS EV a $ 500 discount on one of its branded home wallbox chargers.
You can read more about MG’s in-house wallbox charger, which has been on sale to dealers since $ 1990.
“This offer is in line with our ongoing goal of not only quality vehicles but also sustainable change through EV infrastructure,” the company claimed.
While MG is not immune to supply issues, it has done well against most competitors and continues to take orders for the updated MG ZS EV. This is a $ 500 charger discount that is now exhausted, not a vehicle allocation.
MG has also offered some data as to why the MG ZS is actually a cheaper car than the less expensive petrol ZS – once a few years running costs are factored. The works are shown in the picture below
Reflecting the popularity of the MG ZS EV, it was the second best-selling electric car in Australia behind the Tesla Model 3. While the updated model is a bit expensive, it is a better product on paper.
Much more competition is coming to the cheap end of the EV market, led by MG, Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Ionic so far.
New relatively affordable models expected in the near future include the BYD Atto 3 (mid-year) and GWM Ora (late 2022), both from China. Others include Capra Born (Q1 of 2023) and Kia Nero (three quarters of 2022).
More: All EVs coming to Australia: Electric car calendar
Updated MG ZS EV
This time two variants will be offered, starting at আগে 46,990 drive-away before discount for the modified MG ZS EV Excite variant and climbing to $ 49,990 for the ZS EV Essence. The outbound model in contrast (with some extra features at the base level) was $ 44,990 drive-away.
But the updated car’s new 51kWh battery pack uses Model 3-style lithium iron phosphate chemistry and claims a driving range of 263km (WLTP) to 320km. MG has also updated the drive motor and claims to improve battery management electronics.
Unfortunately, the long-range 72.6kWh version claiming 440km in the WLTP cycle will not reach Australia, the company is currently focusing on cheaper, shorter-range models.
Other improvements to the new Australian-market 51kWh ZS EV include a slicker driver display, 10.1-inch touchscreen, 21-module LED headlights with auto-dimming, new LED tail lights, new 17-inch alloy wheels, and a tweaked ‘grille. ‘Update type 2 with charging port.
The new ZS EV brand ‘iSmart’ smartphone app will also launch for remote functionality such as monitoring charging status, prerequisites for cabin climate control and vehicle positioning.
The revised MG ZS EV will be backed by an 80-plus on-site dealer network and a seven-year unlimited mileage warranty, the company added.
More: The 2022 MG ZS EV is priced at $ 46,990 drive-away, with long range