Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
One of the best things about the ZS EV is its spacious interior; it’s far roomier than a Renault Zoe. Thanks to clever packaging, space up front is good, with plenty of head and leg room for the driver and passenger.
Rear space is also excellent – better than you'll find in the Kia e-Niro and far more generous than in the Hyundai Kona Electric. Even with a panoramic sunroof (standard on Exclusive trim) fitted, there’s enough head room for six-footers, plus more leg room than most buyers will ever need.
The ZS EV officially has a slightly bigger boot than the petrol ZS; its capacity is 470 litres with the rear seats in use, versus 448 litres. That’s a bit bigger than the e-Niro’s boot and massive compared with everything else for the money.
Because the batteries are housed under the rear seats, you’re left with a noticeable step in the floor when the rear seatbacks are folded down. It’s far from terrible, though, and the standard height-adjustable boot floor helps get around the issue when set in its highest position.