The internal combustion engine models are selling very well, will the battery powered version repeat its success?

According to the statistics of the Association of Automobile Importers, this year the MG ZS model has so far achieved a decent 1638 registrations, so it will be very interesting to see how customers will react to its electric version, which is just entering our market. It has been known in the world for a very long time, the premiere took place already in 2018 at the Canton Motor Show, although at that time it was still a version with a 44kWh battery and before the facelift, which reached Europe in 2021.

MG is beating established brands in the Czech Republic.  Thanks to the influx of customers, the network is expanding with three more stores

This “export” model will be available on the Czech market in two versions. Degree of Emotion it will offer a battery with a capacity of 50.3 kWh and a range of 320 kilometers according to WLTP, the motor driving the front wheels has a power of 130 kW. The car has a single-phase on-board charger of 6.6 kW. For safety, it is equipped with 6 airbags and the MG Pilot driver assistance system, which includes adaptive cruise control and a lane keeping system. Rear parking sensors and a camera are available for parking convenience, and LED headlights for better visibility.

Crew comfort is ensured by heated front seats and automatic air conditioning. The car is equipped with automatic high beams, keyless central locking, a digital instrument panel and a 10.25″ iSMART Lite communication system, which allows the vehicle to be controlled via a mobile phone. In addition, the vehicle can be used as a backup power source, it is equipped with 17″ alloy wheels . Price for MG ZS Emotion does 889,960 CZK.

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It gets exactly the same standard equipment Excite version, equipped with a weaker engine with a power of 115 kW, but also a larger battery with 69.9 kWh. Thanks to it, it will cover a combined range of up to 440 kilometers, and allegedly up to 591 km in city traffic. Charging from 10 to 80 percent takes 36 minutes, acceleration to 100 km/h takes 8.6 seconds. Price MG ZS EV Excite is 999,960 CZK.

To return to the introduction and the question of how the electric version will be sold – it was the first to enter the German market, in 2021 1717 units were sold there and in 2022 already 2951 units, while only 495 of the gasoline ZS. For the first nine months of this year, according to data from the Kraftahrt-Bundesamt, Germans bought 1,938 electric cars and 899 internal combustion engines.

MG

MG is a British car manufacturer founded in 1920 by Cecil Kimber. It was mainly known for its two-seater sports cars.

Production at MG ended in 1980. Several returns followed, today the brand is owned by the Chinese Shanghai Automotive Industry.

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