Australia’s fastest growing carmaker, MG Motor, recently launched an extended range
version of its ZS EV small-medium SUV at the FullyCharged event in Sydney.
Named ZS EV Long Range it will be on sale from early April alongside the current ZS
EV Excite and MG ZS EV Essence models both of which come with a 51.2 kWh battery
and 330 km range on the WLTP testing cycle. The Long Range gets a 72.6 kWh
battery and 440 km range.
The ZS Long Range will come with the same equipment level as the Essence but with
a privacy rear window.
At $55,990 plus on-road costs the Long Range is $8000 dearer than the standard
range Essence although that’s more a reflection on the bargain prices of the original
Power from the Long Range is 115kW, 15kW less than the standard range. Both
models generate 280 Nm of torque.
Like the standards range models, ZS EV Long Range is charged via a standard CCS2
socket behind a flap in the front grille. With an 11kW three-phase it can charge in 8
hours, while on a 50kW public charger it takes 63 minutes to reach 80 per cent.
All MG models come with a seven-year / unlimited distance warranty, which includes
the lithium-ion battery in the EVs. Roadside assistance covers the same seven years.
At the launch of the new ZS EV Long Range Peter Ciao, CEO of MG Motor Australia
said: “Following the success of the ZS EV in September last year, we have listened to
our customer’s feedback and have fast tracked the arrival of our new ZS EV long
“We know Australians love to drive and now they can go even further thanks to a larger
72kWh battery pack and a 440km range in the ZS EV Long Range.”
We’re hoping to get into the new MG ZS Long Range within the next couple of months
for our normal week-long road test and will report further at that time.