ZS crossover leads MG sales in PH with almost 3,000 units sold

Updated Oct 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This translates to a 67 percent improvement over last year.

As we have now approached Q4 2021, MG Philippines proudly announced its sales performance for the first nine months of this year. The British-bred automaker reports a year-to-date (YTD) sales of 4,258 units, which is a 49 percent improvement as compared to the same period in 2020. It also posted its highest sales in a month in September with 725 units.

MG ZS facelift front view


Leading the charge is the brand’s entry to the subcompact crossover segment, the MG ZS. MG Philippines noted that the ZS managed to deliver 2,979 units so far this year. This means that 70 percent of the brand's YTD sales are accounted for the crossover. Also, it boasts a 67 percent YTD increase over last year.

The MG ZS is the automaker’s answer to the ever-growing crossover segment. Recently, the facelifted MG ZS T arrived in the country. It is crafted with sharper design elements that appeal especially in the market to young car buyers. But the biggest update lies under the hood as it now offers a turbocharged mill.

MG ZS facelift rear view

The new turbocharged engine makes the ZS more competitive than ever

Pricing starts at Php 818,888 for the base Style 1.5 MT variant. It goes up to Php 1,158,000 for the new flagship ZS T Trophy 1.3 AT. This new trim replaces the previous top-spec Alpha 1.5 AT which is priced at Php 998,000. An AT variant is also offered for the base Style with a price tag of Php 868,000.

“With the new ZS T by MG, what customers get is an upgrade of all best features of the original ZS, headlined by a punchy and responsive turbocharged engine that provides power on tap when you need that extra boost on the road,” said MG Philippines President and CEO Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla.

MG 5 front view

MG 5 subcompact sedan

Furthermore, the MG 5 is the British-bred automaker’s second best-selling unit for the first nine months of 2021 with 1,159 units sold. With all the sales performance its vehicles are showing this year, MG Philippines is optimistic that it will end 2021 strong especially considering now that the MG RX8 is expected to be out soon.

Philkotse.com covers the latest auto sales report in the country.

Know more about MG ZS 2023


The MG ZS 2023 is a 5-seater subcompact crossover that is available in the Philippines in four variants. MG ZS 2023 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

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