The 2022 MG ZS will arrive in Ireland next month
The 2022 MG ZS will arrive in Ireland next month

Following on from the launch of the MG brand in Ireland in late 2020, MG Motor Ireland has confirmed the arrival of an updated MG ZS to the Irish market.

The MG ZS was the brand’s first model to launch here in 2020. The all-electric compact SUV now gets renewed styling, more range and more technology for 2022.

Pricing for the new ZS will start from €31,995, including SEAI grant and VRT relief. It will arrive in Irish MG dealerships in December.

The MG ZS is now available with a 72.6 kWh battery that gives a range of up to 440 km (WLTP). The ZS will continue to be offered in two trim levels, Excite and Exclusive.

There is a new front end, with a stamped effect grille to improve aerodynamics and a new side-opening charging port. LED headlights and distinctive daytime running lights also feature, as does a redesigned rear bumper and new wheels.

Charging status is now easily viewed on the four stage indicator LEDs inside the charging port. The combination Type 2 and CCS charger provides up to 7kW fast charging using the on-board AC charger, or up to 76kW DC rapid charging (depending on climatic conditions).

This means the Long Range 72.6kWh battery can be charged from 0-100% in 10½ hours on a standard 7kW charger, or up to 80% in 42 minutes on a 100kW rapid charger. With Vehicle-to-Load capability now available as standard, buyers can even charge or power
other external equipment, for example, an electric bike, using an accessory charging cable.

Inside the new MG ZS
Inside the new MG ZS

Inside there is a new iSMART connectivity system, which offers connection via a dedicated smartphone app. Owners will benefit from new convenience features in the app to remotely lock and unlock the car, set the air conditioning and heating, and activate the windscreen demister when required. Charging status and statistics can be viewed through the app, and owners can also instantly stop or start a charge, and schedule charging to optimise lower rate energy.

The 10.1-inch tablet-style touchscreen has new graphics and improved functionality. The latest MG ZS also gets a new digital instrument cluster and wireless phone charging, as well as the first over the air (OTA) software updates from MG. Owners
will receive any new software updates, including new features and improvements, through iSMART.

The ZS EV Excite model, priced from €31,995 (after grant and VRT relief) comes with automatic air conditioning, bi-function LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and push-button start, vehicle-to-load charging, 360 parking camera, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, sat nav, iSMART infotainment system and multiple USB charging points.

The Exclusive model, priced at €34,995 (after grant and VRT relief), adds a full panoramic ‘Sky Roof’ and leather-style seats, along with more comfort and convenience options such as roof rails, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, rain-sensing wipers and
wireless phone charging.

MG’s suite of driver assistance technology also features. MG Pilot 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. The Exclusive model also gets Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist.

The 2022 MG ZS is the first fully electric vehicle in the MG range to offer towing capability. A 500kg towing capacity means owners can now attach small trailers or fit a bicycle carrier.

The new ZS on sale in Ireland from €31,995 including grants
The new ZS on sale in Ireland from €31,995 including grants