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With a distinctive design and a spacious practical interior, this affordable compact SUV is turning heads...

With a distinctive design and a spacious practical interior, the affordable compact MG ZS is turning heads

With an eye-catching design and a spacious, practical interior, the MG ZS is a fresh new choice for those looking for an affordable and family-friendly compact SUV.

It’s one of the most spacious models in its class, with plenty of room for growing families and their belongings. The interior of the MG ZS is also packed with an impressive array of standard features you may not expect from its affordable price tag, while the chassis has been tuned with Britain’s roads in mind – meaning you can take the rough with the smooth, either out on the open road or on the school run.

Our What Car? road test team praised its roomy interior and spacious luggage bay, as well as the easy-to-use infotainment system and generous spec – especially on the Exclusive trim.

But, we wanted to give you a chance to see the MG ZS for yourselves, which is why we asked Heart Breakfast presenter Nicola Hume to take a look inside.

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It’s got the looks

A distinctive design helps the MG ZS stand out from the crowd: including features such as its unique LED headlights, and the chrome detailing that adds a premium look to the model – even if the price isn’t.

You can pick one of six bold colours for your MG ZS – including the tri-coat Dynamic Red: giving you a deep, rich shade to give it that extra wow factor. There are also three trim levels for you to choose from, with even the entry-level Explore getting top-end features such as cruise control and Bluetooth as standard.

The mid-range Excite goes further, adding alloy wheels, air-con, parking sensors, plus an eight-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlayTM. The top-end Exclusive trim also includes satellite navigation and a reversing camera.

Honed for British roads

You can take your pick from two petrol engines on the MG ZS. The 1.5-litre unit comes with 106PS and a five-speed manual gearbox, and will help you with tackling typical family tasks. Then there’s the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which comes with 110PS and a six-speed automatic transmission that will give you a smooth drive.

The chassis of the MG ZS has been re-engineered for British roads, meaning it feels more refined, agile, more engaging, and able to cope with all sorts of road conditions. There are also three steering modes – unique to the UK market – for Excite and Exclusive models: Urban, Normal and Dynamic.

Inside, there’s still plenty of room for the family to come along for the ride. There’s more than enough room for those to stretch out in front, with plenty of headroom and legroom. And those in the back benefit too, with space for growing children, and numerous toys and other items to entertain rear-seat passengers.

The boot is also roomy, being one of the largest in this increasingly competitive class. And, when it comes to list price, the MG ZS undercuts its key rivals in this highly competitive area of the market, making this small SUV a tantalising option for drivers.

Combined with a seven-year warranty and low running costs, that makes the MG ZS  a great option for families looking for a spacious, practical, compact SUV.

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