MG ZS EV interiors and design
Outside, the 2023 MG ZS Excite EV boasts a bolder appearance than the last model, with a new grille-less front fascia that turns a few heads on the road. Inside the MG ZS EV’s cabin, you'll find red contrast stitching, houndstooth seat fabrics, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and a carbon fibre-style dashboard that all make an impression.
Behind the wheel, the driver’s seat features thigh bolstering for cornering support and driving comfort, but it’s so thick that some might find it uncomfortable for longer journeys. Both passenger and back seats are much more comfortable, with plenty of legroom. There’s also an abundance of interior headroom throughout the vehicle; at 167cm, I have plenty of space between my head and the roof.
The MG ZS EV’s interior is dominated by the hi-res 7” low-glare Virtual Cluster that provides all your key driving information, and the 10.1” colour touchscreen loaded with inbuilt satellite navigation and full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. With a 170-degree viewing angle and reduced reflective rate, the screen is readable even in bright sunshine.
Best of all, there’s a 360-degree rear parking camera that helps elevate your awareness of your surroundings while parking and reversing. There’s room for improvement in terms of the screen’s crispness, but it's acceptable for the car’s price point.
Round the back, the MG ZS EV’s boot clocks in at 359 litres, which is more a typical hatchback’s storage space than an SUV’s. There is also no spare tyre underneath the boot, only a repair kit.