The MG ZS was introduced in November 2016 and went on sale in China in March 2017. To keep it relevant in the highly competitive market, it’s set to receive a facelift a little earlier than usual.
At the front, the 2020 MG ZS features a new hexagonal radiator grille that is more angular and aggressive. Flanked by this radiator grille are sleeker headlamps with new, Boomerang-shaped daytime running lights similar to those of the Nissan Kicks. There’s a new bumper with more voluminous outer ends that lends some extra muscle and a sportier styling with the impression of additional, side air intakes and gloss black fins. Other new elements include inverted lower air intake, redesigned fog lamps and a more simplistic skid plate.
The rear-end too has some noticeable changes. The tail lights have received the mimic the Boomerang shape of the daytime running lights at the front. Down below, there’s a new bumper with the same type of more voluminous outer ends as seen at the front. While the front fog lamps are positioned below the gloss black fins, the rear fog lamps are placed above the gloss black fins. The faux dual exhaust outlets are also new, but they could have looked better.
The MG ZS is currently available with an 88 kW (120 PS) 1.5L N/A petrol engine and a 92 kW (125 PS) 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine. With the facelift, it will gain a 120 kW (163 PS) 1.3L turbocharged petrol engine.
The MG eZS that was introduced in November last year will reach Indian showrooms towards the end of this year. It looks nearly identical to the pre-facelift MG ZS. As for the facelifted MG ZS, that model will likely go on sale internationally in the second half of this year.