MG, Miss Universe PH continue partnership for third straight year

Updated Apr 28, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The winner will receive the keys to a brand new MG ZS.

MG Philippines is a proud partner of the Miss Universe Philippines beauty pageant, which is now in its third straight year.

MG ZS front view


As part of the partnership, the British-bred automaker will be giving away a brand-new car to the winner of the 2022 Miss Universe PH competition. For this year, she will receive the keys to an MG ZS Alpha, a 5-seater subcompact crossover that MG PH touts as ‘the perfect ride fit for a queen.’

The MG ZS Alpha is the top-of-the-line variant of the model’s non-turbo range. It is the same model 2021 Miss Universe PH Bea Gomez received last year which she nicknamed ‘Raven.’ Exterior-wise, this crossover gets variant-exclusive features such as a set of 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and panoramic sunroof.

MG ZS interior view

Interior of MG ZS

Inside, the next Miss U PH benefits from MG-leather style seats, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and six speakers, electronic climate control, and a sporty leather steering wheel. The vehicle is also equipped with a wide array of safety bits that can keep passengers safe on the road.

Powering the crossover is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of generating 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. The ZS Alpha uses a 4-speed automatic transmission with manual Tiptronic function. Moreover, the top-spec variant exclusively comes with three driving modes that users can select, whether they prefer efficiency or performance.

MG ZS with Bea Gomez

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez with her MG ZS

A special award from MG Philippines also awaits one of the pageant contestants. She will be recognized for her extraordinary qualities, as well as how she exceeds expectations in showcasing her unique beauty and character.

The Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Coronation Night will happen on April 30 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena. Viewers can catch the live stream on ABS-CBN via iWantTFC, YouTube, and The Filipino Channel. A delayed telecast will be available the following morning on GMA Network.

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Know more about MG ZS 2022


The MG ZS 2022 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover that is available in the Philippines in four variants. MG ZS 2022 Philippines price is from Php 818,888 to Php 998,888, with the new top-spec ZS-T priced at Php 1,158,888. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making 112 horsepower and 150 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the flagship ZS-T gets a 1.3-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine good for 109 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. Included in the gearbox options are 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, and 6-speed automatic transmissions.

In terms of size, the ZS spans 4,314 mm in length, 1,809 mm in width, and 1,648 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,585 mm. In the local market, this British-bred subcompact crossover competes against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mazda CX-3, and Geely Coolray.

₱ 818,888 - ₱ 1,158,888

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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