In-depth reviews

MG ZS EV interior, dashboard & comfort

The MG ZS EV is great value for money, offering plenty of kit regardless of which trim you go for, with the updated model featuring an improved infotainment system

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Interior, dashboard & comfort rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£28,244 - £33,594
Fuel Type:
Electric

The ZS EV's interior won't blow you away with radical design or superior material quality, but it has a smart-looking dashboard and 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 scratchy plastics in evidence, particularly in the doors. The steering wheel also lacks reach adjustment - you can only move it up and down. All the screens and switches are laid out in simple and clear fashion, though, and overall it feels up there with most rivals for clean design and ease of use.

Equipment, options & accessories

The new ZS EV Long Range is on sale now and offered in three trim levels: SE, Trophy and Trophy Connect. Standard equipment on the entry-level SE model includes LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, vehicle-to-load charging, a 360-degree parking camera, and the 10.1-inch central touchscreen. Prices for the ZE EV in SE trim start from £28,495, after the government’s plug-in car grant is deducted.

Upgrading to the Trophy trim level adds a panoramic sunroof, ‘leather-style’ upholstery, roof rails, heated front seats, electrically adjustable driver’s seat and wireless phone charging. Trophy Connect models get all of that, plus additional live services of the infotainment including weather, traffic and Amazon Prime. Both the Trophy and Trophy Connect models are also eligible for the £2,500 PiCG grant as well, and start from £30,995 and £31,495 respectively.

All new ZS EVs also feature a suite of driver assistance systems called ‘MG Pilot’, which includes Active Emergency Braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning System, Traffic Jam Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and Intelligent High Beam Assist. On top of those, Trophy and Trophy Connect models get Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

The updated ZS EV features a 10.1-inch central infotainment touchscreen, regardless of which trim level you got for. It’s an improvement over the eight-inch unit in the pre-facelift model, because the menus are logical enough, and it’s sharp and bright, but It could react a bit quicker to inputs. You do get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard though, but choosing the Trophy Connect model adds live traffic data and weather information, as well as Amazon music.

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