MG ZS gets perfect five-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP

Updated Jan 04, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The MG ZS is proven to be a cocoon for vehicle occupants.

The ASEAN New Car Assessment Program or ASEAN NCAP has recently finished testing the safety capabilities of the MG ZS crossover SUV. Overall, it managed to get a five-star safety rating with an overall score of 81.00 out of 100.

A picture of the MG ZS during crash testing

The MG ZS undergoing crash testing

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Do note though that the version that was tested was the MG ZS 1.5-liter C+ that is available in Thailand and Vietnam. As such, the results for this variant might only apply to the top-of-the-line Philippine-spec MG ZS Style Plus 1.5 AT since it also comes with the same number of airbags, stability control, and traction control. 

That said, the MG ZS that was tested managed to get a non-weighted score of 32.27 out of 36.00 in the adult occupant protection (AOP) category. More specifically, it offers good overall protection for the driver during side impacts and good protection during frontal impacts.

A picture of the MG ZS' ASEAN NCAP AOP results

The MG ZS' AOP results

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For child occupant safety (COP), the ZS garnered a non-weighted score of 40.96 out of 49.00. To break it down, the ZS did well at the frontal impact test for COP with a score of 14.00 out of 16.00, and a perfect score of 8.00 for the side impact test. The model only experienced hiccups with the fitment of child seat installation, but it still managed to acquire a score of 9.98 out of 12.00.

With regards to safety assist features, the MG ZS proved to be competent at braking and avoidance and it was given a perfect score of 8.00 out of 8.00 in this test. It also managed to get a score of 3.00 out of 6.00 in the seatbelt reminder category. Do note that the ZS’s anti-lock brakes did contribute to the results of the braking and avoidance test. This feature is also standard on all variants of the PH-spec MG ZS.  

A picture of the MG ZS on the road

The top-spec MG ZS Alpha is an affordable car for the features it offers

Overall, the results of the tests conducted by the ASEAN NCAP is indicative of the MG ZS’s potential as a family daily chariot. It also has a lot of value for your money as it is currently one of the most affordable cars available right now to have been given a five-star safety rating.

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Know more about MG ZS 2021


<p>The MG ZS is a subcompact crossover meticulously designed to stand out anywhere. It is well designed, chiseled, and is built with a fleet of safety features. Locally, the new MG ZS is offered in four variants: the MG ZS 1.5 Style MT, the MG ZS 1.5 Style AT, the MG ZS 1.5 Style Plus AT, and the MG ZS 1.5 Alpha AT. You may choose from neutral colors such as Silver Metallic, Arctic Knight, and Black Knight. Marina Blue and Scarlet Red are also available for those who want to brighten up the road.</p>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

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