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MG ZS EV interior, dashboard & comfort

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

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

Both the standard and long-range versions are available in three trims: SE, Trophy and Trophy Connect. Standard equipment on the SE includes LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, vehicle-to-load charging, a 360-degree parking camera and a 10.1-inch central touchscreen.

Trophy adds a panoramic sunroof, ‘leather-style’ upholstery, roof rails, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and wireless phone charging. Trophy Connect gets all of that, plus additional live services on the infotainment, including weather, traffic and Amazon Prime.

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, as well as lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, traffic-jam assist, an intelligent speed limiter and high-beam assist. On top of that, Trophy and Trophy Connect specs add rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring with lane-changing assistance.

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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