MG ZS EV interior & comfort

The MG ZS EV is very good value for money, offering plenty of kit regardless of which trim you go for

The ZS EV's interior won't blow you away with radical design or superior material quality, but there's lots of equipment on offer for the money, including most of the connectivity and infotainment kit demanded by the typical buyer these days.

MG ZS EV dashboard

Sitting in the driving seat, it's clear where MG has saved money producing the ZS EV; with some hard and shiny plastics in evidence, particularly in the doors.

All the screens and switches are laid out in simple and clear fashion, although overall the interior is somewhat lacking in design flair. 

Equipment, options & accessories

There are two trim levels on offer for the ZS EV: Excite and Exclusive. Excite is the cheapest and also the best value; it comes with front foglights, roof rails, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable heated door mirrors, and 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Inside, you get a six-way adjustable driver's seat, air-conditioning, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, leather steering wheel and electric windows all round. Exclusive adds a panoramic glass roof, a folding function for the mirrors, leather upholstery, power adjustment for the driver's seat, rain-sensing wipers, a six- instead of four-speaker stereo and a rear parking camera.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

An eight-inch colour touchscreen in the middle of the ZS EV's dashboard gives access to sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while certain functions can also be carried out using steering-wheel-mounted controls. We're not totally convinced with the positioning of the screen, however, and the fact that it's mounted behind a glass panel means it's susceptible to being obscured by reflections.

The Excite trim level gets a four-speaker stereo, while the Exclusive up this count to six. Both have auxiliary and USB inputs, iPod compatibility, DAB digital radio receivers and Bluetooth connectivity, while Exclusive additionally has a reversing camera.