2020 MG ZS updates are out and here are the things to expect

Updated Jul 08, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It comes with a larger 10.1-inch infotainment screen.

MG Motor has unveiled the mid-cycle update for the MG ZS – giving the crossover a sharper exterior design and improved interior features. It will consist of two variants, the Excite and Exclusive.

A blue ZS on the road

The new and refreshed 2020 MG ZS

The refreshed ZS will be equipped with a new and slimmer headlight design with LEDs. This comes standard to all variants. Other exterior updates are a new grille design that comes with a larger brand logo. The ZS Exclusive variant is also fitted with a new fog-light design, as well as a restyled lower grille.

At the back, the refreshed crossover will get a new rear light treatment. The rear bumper is also tweaked and it now comes with what the brand calls an “aluminum effect.” In addition, the ZS is fitted with redesigned 17-inch diamond-cut style alloy wheels, which completes the crossover’s refreshed appeal.

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Rear view of the ZS

The taillights possess a sweeping pattern design

The interior, on the other hand, gets a substantial amount of updates. Starting off with the larger and improved 10.1-inch infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

For the Exclusive variant, it comes with blind-spot monitoring, a rear-view camera with 360-degree surround-view monitoring, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and a fully digital instrument panel.

Under the hood, the refreshed MG ZS still uses the same 1.5-liter gasoline engine capable of producing 106 hp and 141 Nm of torque. For now, the engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. MG says an automatic variant will follow eventually.

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Interior view of the MG ZS

Interior view of the MG ZS

However, the brand has yet to announce when will the refreshed ZS arrive in the Philippines. With that in mind, the local 5-seater crossover segment is looking to be exciting.

In case you didn’t know, Ford Philippines will rejoin the said segment with the Territory, a crossover that will be coming from China. It basically replaces the Ford Escape, and it will sit between the EcoSport and the Everest once it is offered locally.

The China-spec Ford Territory is powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 138 hp and 225 Nm of torque.  

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<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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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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