It’s the latest in a long line of electric cars to hit the market in 2019, with MG saying it has received 800 expressions of interest for its first full-electric vehicle.
Although MG hasn’t released any performance or efficiency data, the ZS EV is expected to use the same electric powertrain as the MG eZS on sale in China.
This means the Hyundai Kona EV and Kia e-Niro rival could achieve 170 miles on a single charge, sprinting to 31mph in 3.1 seconds. An 80 percent charge will be available in 30 minutes.
It’ll be sold alongside the standard MG ZS, which is offered with a choice of two petrol engines. Prices start from £12,495, but the ZS EV is likely to cost around £25,000 after the Government Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).
In common with the rest of the MG range, the ZS EV will come with a fully transferable seven-year warranty.
‘The most high-tech MG yet’
Daniel Gregorious, head of sales and marketing at MG Motor UK, said: “The arrival of the ZS EV represents the start of MG’s long-term brand and product expansion plan and we are delighted to be able to share it with the British public for the first time.
“The arrival of the ZS EV adds a new dimension to the car market by offering high-tech zero-emissions transport to a broader cross-section of buyers.
“The initial interest in ZS EV is extremely encouraging and confirms that car buyers are looking for a practical, versatile and stylish electric vehicle. It will also be the most high-tech MG yet. Following this, we will move to the next phase of our launch plan, by opening our order book at the show.
“Interested buyers can place a holding deposit on the stand to reserve their place on the waiting list.”
Pricing and full specification will be confirmed prior to the on-sale date of 1 September 2019.