Asked By: Landon Hall Date: created: Jun 21 2023

Is MG car a good brand

Answered By: Bryan Mitchell Date: created: Jun 22 2023

Many people are interested in knowing whether MG is a reliable car brand as you don’t want to be spending your hard-earned money on a car that won’t endure the test of time. Thankfully, MG has consistently proved itself to be an excellent choice when it comes to choosing a reliable car.

For drivers looking for a dependable and affordable car, the range of MG vehicles offers the perfect solution. Not only are these cars stylish and comfortable, but they also come with a 7-year warranty when purchased from Richard Hardie. MG (Morris Garages) is a British car brand with a rich history spanning over 90 years.

Throughout its history, MG has produced a wide range of vehicles, from the classic MG sports cars to the modern MG SUVs, to offer consumers high-performance vehicles at an affordable price. MG has always had a strong reputation for producing quality vehicles starting from the early days of the brand.

All MG cars are designed and built with quality in mind. Many customer reviews reveal that MG owners are generally happy with their car ownerships. These customers often praise the value for money, styling, fuel efficiency, and performance that MG vehicles offer. In recent years, MG has risen to become a prominent car brand in the automotive industry, offering an attractive combination of affordability, cutting-edge technology, and reliability in their vehicles.

Their extensive line-up features a wide range of models such as the MG ZS, MG HS, and the eco-friendly electric vehicles like the MG4 and the MG ZS EV, The MG ZS, one of the company’s bestselling SUVs, ranked 10th best out of 75 cars for overall reliability and build quality according to a recent survey.

The car brand has overall received multiple positive reviews regarding its attractive features and reliability. If you still have concern about the car reliability, the 7-year warranty provided by MG for its cars has given buyers extra peace of mind when making their purchase decision. With such a long warranty, you can rest assured that your car will be reliable for many years to come.

Overall, when it comes to reliability and performance there is no question that buying an MG Car from Richard Hardie is a smart decision – not least due to the 7-year warranty you get but also due to our commitment in providing ongoing customer service support throughout your ownership experience.

Who makes the engines for MG cars?

Who makes the engines for MG cars? – The 1.5-litre petrol engine in the MG is a joint development with General Motors and SAIC, as are all current MG engines. The same engine block is used in a variety of cars including the Vauxhall Adam. £-.-* Monthly thereafter Terms, conditions, exclusions and excesses apply. What’s included?

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Is MG owned by BMW?

There’s been so much change in the automotive industry of late, it’s hard to know who’s who in the zoo. Globalisation has seen more car companies change hands, re-brand or change names, and understanding who, or what entity, owns a car company is tricky.

  • You have alliances like Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi, but they all retain their own headquarters and identities.
  • Then there is Stellantis, the multinational giant formed by the merger of Italian-American Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and France’s PSA Group.
  • Iconic Italian brands like Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Fiat are in bed with French marques like Peugeot and Citroen, all mixing with Dodge and Jeep from the US.

And their headquarters is in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, because of course it is. If you’ve ever wondered about the corporate origins of a particular brand, then read on. Bentley might be German owned, but it still builds all its models in the UK. Bentley Ah Bentley, That famous Briti Wait, that famous German brand? That’s right, Bentley, one of the world’s top luxury marques, falls under the umbrella of German giant, Volkswagen Group.

  • Founded in 1919, Bentley has had a number of owners over the years, including fellow Brit (or are they?) Rolls-Royce, but VW snapped it up in 1998, along with iconic Italian supercar manufacturer, Lamborghini and French hypercar brand, Bugatti,
  • Rather than bundling Bentley production in with one of VW Group’s many facilities in Germany or other parts of Europe, all Bentley models are still exclusively built at its Crewe, UK plant.

Even the Bentayga SUV that shares its underpinnings with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and more. VW reached an agreement with the British government to build it in the UK, rather than the Bratislava, Slovakia factory where the other related models hail from. Indian-owned British brand Land Rover builds the Defender in Slovakia. Jaguar Land Rover Like Bentley, former British brands Jaguar and Land Rover have had various owners over the years. Ford famously controlled the two brands under its Premier Automotive Group umbrella that was an initiative of then Ford global boss, Australian Jac Nasser.

  1. But in 2008, Indian conglomerate Tata Group took ownership of Jaguar and Land Rover off Ford for £1.7 billion.
  2. Incidentally, it also bought the rights to three other dormant British brands – Daimler, Lanchester and Rover.
  3. More on the latter brand in a bit.
  4. JLR builds vehicles in the UK and India, as well as parts of Europe.

Australian models are mostly sourced from the UK, except the Jaguar I-Pace and E-Pace (Austria) and the Land Rover Discovery and Defender (Slovakia). The MG ZS is the best-selling small SUV in Australia. MG Motor Another in a long list of formerly British-owned brands is MG, There’s a real theme emerging here MG has been around since the early 1920s and is most famous for building gorgeous, fun two-door convertible sports cars,

But lately MG has been reborn as a mainstream automotive brand offering cheap alternatives to carmakers like Kia and Hyundai, With models including the MG3 light hatch and ZS small SUV – both the top sellers in their respective segments – MG is the fastest growing brand in Australia. After MG Rover collapsed in 2005 following BMW Group ownership, it was briefly acquired by Nanjing Automobile which was in turn bought by SAIC Motor, which owns the MG brand to this day.

What is SAIC Motor? It used to be called Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and it is a wholly owned commission of the Shanghai state government. MG’s headquarters and research and development centre is still in the UK but all production comes from China. Mini also still builds cars in the UK. Mini Would you believe there’s another British brand that’s now in the hands of another major global player? In the 1990s Germany’s BMW Group acquired Mini by default when it bought the Rover Group, but realised the Mini brand would be a great way to introduce smaller, more affordable front-wheel drive cars to its catalogue of rear-drive models. Rolls-Royce is another BMW-owned brand. Rolls-Royce Some say Rolls-Royce is the pinnacle of automotive luxury and even its executives say it doesn’t really have any automotive rivals. Instead, potential buyers consider something like a yacht as an alternative to a Rolls. Volvo’s owners also own a number of other familiar automotive brands. Volvo We thought we would throw a non-British brand in here, just for some balance. Iconic Swedish manufacturer Volvo has been operating since 1915 but the first Volvo model rolled off a production line in 1927.

These days, Volvo and sister brand Polestar are majority owned by Chinese multinational Geely Holding Group after being snapped up in 2010. Before that Volvo was part of Ford’s Premier Auto Group with Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin, Volvo still has manufacturing facilities in Sweden, but it also builds a large portion of its models in China and the United States.

Geely also owns former British sports car brand Lotus, as well as Malaysian manufacturer Proton and Lynk & Co.

Asked By: Isaac Hernandez Date: created: Mar 02 2023

Who currently owns MG

Answered By: Connor Gonzales Date: created: Mar 04 2023

So who or what is MG? – The company today is owned by Chinese state-owned automotive giant SAIC Motor, which absorbed Nanjing in 2007. SAIC is China’s largest car company (although you may have never heard of it), building more than 5 million cars a year under various brand names.

Where are MG cars built now?

MG in the UK: selling China’s British car brand The that exists today is not quite the same thing as the company that Cecil Kimber founded in the twenties. Following the demise of its final incarnation as MG Rover in 2005, the marque in effect started afresh when the Nanjing Automobile Group – which later merged with the massive SAIC Motor (then called the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) – bought the manufacturer in 2006.

Although some limited final assembly of MG Motor products took place at Longbridge in the West Midlands for a time, the cars are now exclusively made in China and largely engineered there, too. But what sets MG apart from a growing number of Chinese car companies vying for the attention of UK car buyers – including and, and soon to be joined by the likes of, and – is that it’s headquartered in the UK.

The head office and design studio are in Marylebone, London, and although most of the old Longbridge plant has been consigned to the automotive history books, a team there still plays a small but vital role in tuning the cars to drive better in the UK and the rest of Europe.

These two places aren’t just for show, as MG Commercial Director Guy Pigounakis told us in our chat. And to find out what goes on at the two sites, we’re visiting each of them for a closer look, starting in Marylebone in the heart of the capital. It would be easy to go straight past the office building at 139-151 Marylebone Road, but on closer inspection, you’ll see some MG branding through the window.

Going through the revolving door, we’re greeted by MGs past and present (an, an and an ) and David Allison, MG Motor UK’s head of product and planning. “What we have in here is all of the head-office functionality that you would expect: sales, marketing, logistics, supply, finance,” he explains.

  1. Due to travel restrictions, Allison has yet to make it to China to see colleagues in person, despite having been at MG a few years now, although this is starting to become possible.
  2. Either way, virtual meetings are key.
  3. You have lots of video calls which take place very, very early in the morning for obvious reasons,” Allison says.

And UK collaboration starts near the beginning of most projects. “We get involved very early in feeding back, well before the product actually comes on stream,” he says. His cohorts on the other side of the world are “very keen to understand what European and particularly UK car buyers actually want,” he tells us, which is “not always the same as what car buyers in China want”.

  • Heading to the innards of the building and moving floors, we could be in any office block, but on leaving the lift, things get more unusual at SAIC’s London design studio.
  • Here, we’re confronted with car models at various scales, a wall covered in design sketches, and a virtual-reality headset lying in wait, giving the most important clue as to the digital-first nature of this place.

Find your best offer from over 5,000+ dealers. It’s that easy. The design studio has been based here for about five years, and succeeded a more traditional space at Longbridge. The studio’s head of design Robert Lemmens explains that here it’s all about using modern computing power, rather than working with clay and using outdoor ‘viewing gardens’ for models.

  • It’s all very much a digital focus on virtual reality, which we use for our reviews,” Lemmens explains.
  • This is crucial when the team is working with colleagues thousands of miles away in China, who can don their corresponding VR goggles and inhabit the same computer-generated space for a collaborative session.” It’s a small team of fewer than 20 people, but it’s a versatile one.
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“All the disciplines are here: exterior, interior, UI, UX, brand strategy, digital modelling, visualisation,” Lemmens says, adding: “So all the animations, presentation videos – everything is made by the team here.” With the design office in China having some 300 employees on its books, the UK operation seems tiny in comparison, but it’s able to have a profound impact on the wider company.

  1. A great example of something that was actually born in the UK is the,” Lemmens says.
  2. Several years ago, when we were still in Birmingham, we were all saying ‘MG needs a ‘,” he recalls.
  3. That’s what everybody knows.
  4. The MGB is coming up to 60 years now, and this is still officially our ever.” The project started off in an unofficial capacity.

“We started after hours in the evenings to do some sketches and to brainstorm and to do a few little scale models,” Lemmens says. A full-scale model followed, which caught the attention of superiors on a visit. “Convincing our leadership to do the sports car was the hardest part of the whole process,” he adds, but convinced they eventually were.

Fast forward to today, and we’ve seen the final design of an international effort that started right here in the UK. As for the reason behind the move to London, there’s more than one. It’s partly about attracting talent; the UK’s capital remains a draw for many, particularly in creative roles, and the team here come from all across Europe.

One joined last year having won the SAIC Design Challenge for university students. Another factor is the inspiration somewhere like the capital can provide. It’s important, Lemmens says, to be “in the heart of London.” He adds: “All the trends start in London: fashion, art, exhibitions.

We have opportunities to go and explore all of London and to take all of that in, and it feeds us with a lot of ideas.” Each member of the team gets their own workstation with a drawing screen, surrounded by personal objects (including in one case, some Lego), making for a fun, colourful working space.

A couple of hours up the M40 from Marylebone is Longbridge. Synonymous with British Leyland and MG Rover, it was the site of car making as long ago as 1906, starting with the Austin 25/30. But today all of the buildings in which assembly took place are gone, leaving a large, empty expanse of concrete with the remaining occupied buildings mostly clustered to one side.

It’s hard not to feel a tinge of sadness when driving through the gates; this was once an icon of British manufacturing that at its height employed tens of thousands of people. Regeneration is bringing jobs back, though, and a lot of the site’s former footprint is already covered in residential, community and commercial buildings, with the plant’s legacy living on through road names including Austin Way and Cooper Avenue.

The team that is stationed here today looks after things such as dealership training, aftersales care and engineering. It’s that final element we’re most interested in, and to find out how that works, we meet Mark Anstee, who has the rather complex job title of technical specialist of EE and NEV systems, those two acronyms standing for Electrical Engineering and New Energy Vehicle.

With MG pivoting towards, as so many manufacturers now are amidst looming regulation changes, there’s certainly plenty going on in that realm. Anstee explains that the Longbridge engineering team gets involved in the development of new vehicles early on, setting targets relevant to the UK and Europe.

This covers elements such as dynamics, navigation, driver-assistance systems, and even DAB radio, given that the latter is more Europe-centric and isn’t used in China. “There’s then a big stage where we have to wait until we can see a physical vehicle,” Anstee says.

“We’ll get vehicles flown over from China; we’ll have them at a very early stage where they’re covered in camouflage, even sometimes at the mule stages.” What follows is a lot of on-road testing (we see a future MG product currently under assessment parked up outside) to see how well the car works on the UK’s not-especially-smooth road network, checking infotainment functions, and in the case of EVs, ensuring there are no issues when hooking up to public charging stations.

For the MG4, one important change was to the lane- assistance system, which was tweaked here to make the car feel “more natural” to drive. The suspension also received some fettling. Thanks partly to the target-setting that goes on in Longbridge, Anstee refers to the prototypes they received as “almost there,” with changes informed by testing on “real roads” being what really “makes the difference”.

Colleagues in China will send over kits of parts to go on the prototypes. “We have an engineering workshop here, and the guys can set the car up for us,” Anstee says. “We’ll go out, we’ll test the car again, and again, and again, until we just find a nice balance.” The MG4 is noted for having a ride/handling balance that works particularly well in the UK, and it seems unlikely that such a thing would have been possible without what happens at Longbridge.

The operation here is set to grow, too, owing to MG’s general expansion and its inroads with EVs. What happens at both of MG’s main UK sites then, is not simply about making a tenuous link to the brand’s British past. The work done here by small but clearly very talented teams is shaping both the cars MG sells, and how the manufacturer’s future will look.

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Is MG owned by Mazda?

Answered by CarsGuide Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor own MG. Other SAIC motor affiliates include SAIC MAXUS, SAIC Volkswagen, SAIC-GM, Shanghai General Motors Wuling, NAVECO, SAIC-IVECO Hongyan and Shanghai Sunwin Bus Corp.

Do MG cars have issues?

MG ZS engine problems – There have been several reports of problems with the engine on the MG ZS, whereby drivers have experienced a loss in engine performance, engine noise, as well as frequent misfires in some cases. A loss in engine power accompanied by other symptoms could be caused by a number of different potential problems going on.

  1. However, one of the most common causes is a clogged component somewhere in the vehicle, such as the air filter, fuel filter or catalytic converter.
  2. Any one of these components can easily become blocked with debris over time, resulting in an overall decline in engine performance.
  3. In order to find out the exact cause of the problem, a trained specialist will need to inspect your car for you.

The average quote for an engine repair on the MG ZS is £169.29 when booked through WhoCanFixMyCar.

How safe are MG cars?

Applicable to all MG 4 grades sold in Australia and New Zealand, the electric hatchback received scores of 83 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection, 86 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, 75 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection (pedestrians and cyclists), and 81 per cent for Safety Assist technology.

Asked By: Eric Gonzalez Date: created: May 26 2023

Why did MG go bust

Answered By: Benjamin Anderson Date: created: May 26 2023

Phoenix Consortium ownership – When BMW sold off its interests, MG Rover was bought for a nominal £10 in May 2000 by a specially assembled group of businessmen known as the Phoenix Consortium, The consortium was headed by ex-Rover Chief Executive John Towers,

When Phoenix Consortium took over, their first loss for the last eight months of 2000 were reported to be around £400m. By 2004, the company had reduced the losses to around £80m but never made a profit. MG Rover’s best year for car sales was their first full year of business, in 2001 – when they sold over 170,000 cars.

In 2004 their sales had declined to around 120,000. The company ceased trading on 8 April 2005, with debts of over £1.4 billion, after a proposed alliance with SAIC collapsed. In relation to this, accounting firm Deloitte was fined £14 million (US$22 million) in September 2013 for failing to manage conflicts of interest.

Who makes Skoda cars?

Based in the Czech Republic, but at home all over the world In the 30 years under the umbrella of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA AUTO has expanded its workforce from 17,000 employees in 1991 to around 42,000 employees worldwide today.

Why are MG cars popular?

MG HS named UK’s best-selling car in January

MG’s large SUV range tops the UK sales charts in the first month of 2023 SMMT data reveals 3,481 examples of the MG HS were registered in January, including petrol and plug-in hybrid models The MG ZS was named as another best seller, with the compact SUV model announced as the UK’s 8 th best-selling car respectively

The MG HS has been revealed as the UK’s best-selling car in January 2023, according to the latest SMMT vehicle sales data. The large SUV model, which is available in Petrol or Plug-In Hybrid specification, topped the UK sales charts in the first month of 2023 achieving a total market share of 2.6%.

MG saw overall sales grow by over 108% compared with January 2022, with total UK vehicle sales of 7,433 cars. The new, all-electric MG4 and MG5 models have remained popular since launch in Autumn 2022, as January’s SMMT data reveals that total electric vehicle sales grew by 19.8% year on year. The announcement marks a great start to the year for MG Motor UK, following record breaking sales results in 2022 where the company was recognised as the fastest growing mainstream vehicle brand for a second consecutive year.

“We’re thrilled to see two of our best-selling models featured in the overall UK top ten,” said Guy Pigounakis, Commercial Director at MG Motor UK. “The HS model has been hugely important in the growth of MG over the last few years, and we’re delighted it remains so popular with customers.

The growth in the electric car market is also very encouraging and we expect the recently launched MG4 EV and MG5 EV models to carry us further forward into 2023.” The largest vehicle offered by MG, the HS range starts from just £23,495, offering an unequalled combination of space, luxury, technology and value for money.

The MG HS Plug-in Hybrid range starts from £31,095 combining the petrol model’s 1.5-litre turbocharged engine with a 90kW electric motor to give an EV-only range of 32 miles, making it perfectly suited to customers that are new to zero emissions motoring.

All MG HS models are equipped with MG’s advanced driver assistance package, MG Pilot, with a comprehensive package of features that includes Active Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. – ENDS – About MG MG is the fastest growing car brand in the UK, with a market leading range of electric vehicles that are encouraging more drivers than ever to switch to zero emission motoring.

Tracing its history back to 1924, MG is famous for building sporty, exciting and affordable cars. Today, the company is establishing itself as a driving force in the rapidly expanding UK electric car market, with a reputation for outstanding design, market-leading technology and excellent value for money.

  • Designed in Marylebone, London, and manufactured in state-of-the-art factories in several countries, today’s MGs are practical, spacious and packed with technology.
  • From its innovative new Modular Scalable Platform (MSP) to the intelligent iSmart vehicle data app, MG continues to demonstrate a forward thinking and progressive approach to the needs of today’s discerning motorists.

With a national network of over 150 dealerships, MG is accessible to customers everywhere with professional sales and aftersales provision across the UK. All new MGs are built with world-class components and are backed by a comprehensive manufacturer’s 7-year warranty.

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Is MG an English car?

Who Are MG? MG is a British automotive marque founded by Cecil Kimber in the 1920s, and M.G. Car Company Limited was the British sports car manufacturer that made the marque famous. Best known for its open two-seater sports cars, MG also produced saloons and coupés, with engines up to three litres in size.

  • The marque is now owned by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited.
  • MG cars had their roots in a 1920s sales promotion sideline of Morris Garages, a retail sales and service centre in Oxford belonging to William Morris.
  • The business’s manager, Cecil Kimber, modified standard production Morris Oxfords and added MG Super Sports to the plate at the nose of the car.

A separate M.G. Car Company Limited was incorporated in July 1930. It remained Morris’s personal property until 1 July 1935, when he sold it to his holding company, Morris Motors Limited. MG underwent many changes in ownership over the years. Morris’s Nuffield Organisation merged with Austin to create the British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC) in 1952.

Its activities were renamed MG Division of BMC in 1967, and so it was a component of the 1968 merger that created British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC). The MG marque continued to be used by the successors of BLMC: British Leyland, the Rover Group and, by the start of 2000, the MG Rover Group, which entered receivership in 2005.

The MG marque along with other assets of MG Rover were purchased by Nanjing Automobile Group (which merged into SAIC in 2007). MG production restarted in 2007 in China. The first all-new MG model in the UK for 16 years, the MG 6, was launched on 26 June 2011.

Is MG a Japanese car?

Sometime before the end of the year someone is going to ask me to write a piece about the car that impressed me most over the previous 12 months. And if you’d said to be at the start of that year I’d seriously consider an Chinese electric hatchback, I’d have given you a very old fashioned look.

But that was before I’d driven the MG4. MG is now Chinese, far more so than, say, Bentley is German. MGs are largely designed in China, built in China and while nominally headquartered in Longbridge, sold overwhelmingly in China thanks to the clout of its owner the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).

The MG-badged cars built to date have done so on the same build ‘em cheap, stack ‘em high principle that helped established first the Japanese then the Korean brands in the marketplace over years gone by. But while it took them decades to establish a sufficiently firm foothold in Europe and develop product worthy of comparison to the best from the west, MG is looking to accelerate that process. MG 4 is the latest from Britain’s fastest-growing automotive brand MG And that rate of acceleration is surely going to increase. Because now all those MGs sold to date can be seen almost as practice cars, machines designed to test the water and create a presence ready for the moment when the company can really show us what it can do.

And it has. In both size and power output, the MG4 is aimed squarely at the class benchmark, Volkswagen’s ID.3. But it’s better to look at than an ID.3 and by a distance better to drive. In financial terms the distinction is clearer still: at £31,495 the top of the range, fully loaded MG4 Trophy is nearly £5000 cheaper than the entry level ID.3.

Compare base model to base model and the gap swells to over £10,000. Buy these cars on a PCP as most will, and the chasm grows further still, Parkers citing around £500 per month for the VW and £300 for the MG. It’s not perfect: some elements of the ergonomics and infotainment system leave something to be desired, but you can say the same about the Volkswagen too. But actually, the MG4 has made me think at least as much about VW as MG. It’s a strange thing to say about the biggest brand belonging to the world’s largest car company, but to me and right now, Volkswagen is doing a very good impression of a company that has lost its way.

  • The Dieselgate scandal is now seven years old, but its effects combined with the need to develop an entirely new way of making cars with the push towards an all-EV future are felt to this day.
  • In the traditional market the new, eighth generation Golf, has received a rather rough ride compared to its predecessor, now regarded among the finest cars of its kind ever designed.

Even the GTI has not escaped the critics. But really it’s the EVs that worry me. I hear great things about the ID Buzz – the long awaited electric replacement for the beloved Type 2 Microbus – and I look forward very much to trying it, but the mainstream, volume cars I’ve tried, which include the ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 have failed to convince.

They are not a cut above as perhaps might have been expected. Broadly speaking the EV opposition from Kia and Hyundai is preferable. And now MG. What should worry VW most is that the MG4 is built on what the company calls its brand new Modular Scalable Platform, which means its structure can be pulled, pushed, coaxed and teased in so many different directions it allows for a car one size down from the MG4 and another almost the size of an S-class Mercedes.

So the MG4 is clearly the start. For Volkswagen, seen by many as an embattled company since Dieselgate broke, the future looks harder than the company could ever have imagined ten years ago. VW was keen for the ID.3 – and by association its kin – to be seen as the third definitive car in its history after the Beetle and the Golf, but right now that seems a million miles away.

It’s expensive and has an infotainment system that, at least for me, would provide grounds all by itself not to buy the car. It reminds me of the wrong turn taken by Mercedes-Benz in the mid 1990s, signalled by the replacement of the gloriously over-engineered W124 generation of E-class saloon by the W210 which simply lacked the quality for which Mercedes-Benz had become rightly renown.

The reputational damage that resulted was many years in the repairing. For decades people have been happy to pay a little more for a Volkswagen in the usually justified belief that not only were they buying a better car but that, when the time came for it to be sold they’d get more of their money back.

  1. It is for precisely that reason that a late seventh generation Golf sits outside my house as I write this.
  2. But if the car is no better than the opposition and if, horror of horrors, it is comprehensively upstaged and undercut by a new Chinese alternative, the strain on that contract with the public will not take long to appear.

And if it persists in producing cars that are as expensive as we have expected and accepted Volkswagens to be, but simply not as good, sooner or later it will break. The company needs to recognise its shortcomings and move both smartly and swiftly to address them.

Are MG good on fuel?

Which MG models have the best fuel economy? – Almost all modern MG models will return strong fuel economy figures, but some will be better than others – especially the plug-in hybrid SUV and fully electric models. The top MG models we’d recommend for the best fuel economy are the MG HS PHEV, MG3, MG ZS EV, and MG4 EV,

  1. MG’s HS plug-in hybrid model is currently the only PHEV it sells, and it’s essentially just a standard HS SUV with a large battery and motor that offers up to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 155.8mpg.
  2. If you fancy something a little smaller, then the MG3 hatchback is just right for you.
  3. Not only is it the cheapest car MG makes, it’s also perfect for most people due to its size and fuel economy, which is up to 43.3mpg.

If an electric car is more up your street, then the MG ZS EV or MG4 EV would be better suited to you. The former is a large electric SUV that offers 273 miles of range from a single charge, whereas the smaller and newer MG4 gives you 281 miles of range.

Which car is good in MG?

We are delighted to announce that the ZS small SUV range has been awarded the Best Overall Value prize in the 2021 Drive Car of the Year awards. Chosen from a huge field of more than 80 contenders in 25 categories, the 2021 Drive Best Value Car of the Year award is a first for MG, which recently achieved top-ten status amongst car companies in Australia for national sales.

The Drive judges awarded the MG ZS range – which comprises the value-laden ZS, the spirited ZST and the most affordable electric car in Australia, the ZS EV – the Best Value award after judging it against criteria that included driver technology, comfort, safety, ongoing running costs, performance and handling.

“We are very proud and honoured to win the Drive Best Value Car of the Year award for 2021 for the ZS,” said Peter Ciao, the CEO of MG Motor Australia. “We sincerely thank the judges at Drive for this prestigious award.” The MG ZS range ranked number one in the small SUV category with Australian buyers in March 2021, while the ZS EV is the best-selling and the most affordable electric car on sale in Australia today.* In addition, LED lighting, alloy wheels, full-length curtain airbags, keyless entry and smartphone mirroring can be found even on the $21,990 ZS Excite, while 263km of emissions-free electric motoring is available with the $43,990 ZS EV.

  1. With warranties of up to seven years, dedicated roadside assistance and the backing of a national dealer network, the 2021 MG ZS range is not only exceptional value it also makes good sense.
  2. All prices listed are national driveaway) About Drive Car of the Year 2021 The 15th Drive Car of the Year is our biggest awards programme yet.

Over the last 12 months, our dedicated team of automotive experts have driven, reviewed, compared and lived with almost 600 vehicles. Drive Car of the Year 2021 judging took place at Luddenham Raceway in Sydney, testing more than 80 vehicles across 25 categories making this the most relevant and comprehensive awards programme for today’s new car buyer.

  • Our team of expert judges have tested the absolute best of what’s next and what represents the biggest step forward for the Australian car buyer.
  • The Drive Car of the Year testing week is always a highlight for the team,” said Managing Editor and Judge Trent Nikolic.
  • It’s the culmination of a year of reviewing, comparing, testing and debating everything the Australian automotive market has to offer in order to deliver the best of the best with Australia’s most relevant motoring awards.” “As a Drive Car of the Year 2021 Judge, I’m really proud of our testing process and judging team as we took on our most ambitious awards programme to date.

Australians really are spoilt for choice in an ever-changing automotive landscape,” added Trent. Best Overall Value Drive Car of the Year 2021 winner – MG ZS “The ZS range is proof that an emerging brand is capable of answering all key customer questions with one model.

Are MG cars underpowered?

MG ZS (2017 – present) Our unique Expert Rating Index combines scores from 35 of the top UK motoring websites to give you a definitive rating on every new car The MG ZS is a budget compact SUV/crossover that arrived in the UK in late 2017. The car is designed in the UK but built in China. The ZS is currently available with either a petrol or diesel engine. An electric model joined the range in 2019, but this is not covered by this page.

We have, The ZS range was facelifted in Summer 2020. This consisted of some visual updates as well as additional equipment, with trim levels and prices being re-organised to suit. There were no mechanical changes, so the updated ZS drives exactly the same as the pre-facelift version. The MG ZS has received poor to average reviews from the UK motoring media, and as of August 2023 it has an Expert Rating of just 39%, which is one of the lowest scores of any car we have collected data on so far.

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Reviewers have praised the ZS for being more spacious than many rivals and for offering a seven-year new car warranty, but have criticised its poor safety rating and underpowered engines. MG ZS highlights

Seven-year new car warranty Attractive low-cost price Spacious cabin Comfortable driving experience

MG ZS lowlights

Poor engine quality Dated interior design Poor safety rating Excessive fuel consumption Very basic tech features

Body style: Small SUV/crossover Engines: petrol, diesel Price: From £17,795 on-road Launched: Winter 2017/18 Last updated: Summer 2020 Replacement due: TBA Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6.8 / 10 “The ZS competes with much better-known rivals and beats them in terms of interior space, its budget price and its warranty. Less impressive are the powertrains that provide only adequate performance.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6 / 10 “The MG ZS struggles to compete head-on in the small SUV segment, but few serious flaws and value pricing mean it’s still worth a look.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 7 / 10 “In many ways, the MG ZS doesn’t trouble the best small SUVs on the market, because it’s behind the curve on quality, safety, efficiency and dynamic polish, but it’s not without its merits.

It looks good, gives you lots of interior space and delivers a comfortable ride. Best of all, it’s a good bit cheaper than its rivals. If you’re after style on a budget, it’s certainly worthy of your consideration.” Model reviewed: Exclusive 1.0T automatic “Britain’s best affordable driver’s car was suitably impressive and reflected well on its maker.” Model reviewed: (range review) Score: 6 / 10 “The ZS isn’t about to dethrone the best in the crossover class, but if value and affordability are your priorities, it’s certainly worthy of consideration.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 4 / 10 “The MG ZS is an undeniably cheap car and MG should be applauded for going headfirst into such a fiercely-contested sector of the market.

However, while the ZS’s cash price is a few thousand pounds less than its rivals’, it is a few thousand pounds less car.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6 / 10 “While the MG ZS may not be particularly desirable or good to drive, it offers something that many manufacturers seem to have forgotten about – value.

With prices starting from just £12,495, coupled with zero per cent finance deals and a seven-year, 80,000-mile warranty, if you are after a cheap, practical and no-frills car, the ZS is hard to ignore.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6 / 10 “The attractive MG ZS offers low-cost SUV practicality, but not much in the way of driving fun.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 5 / 10 “The MG ZS is an inexpensive small family SUV with a spacious interior and a large, practical boot – but it doesn’t have much modern safety technology and there’s no diesel option.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 4 / 10 “The MG ZS is a budget SUV designed to deliver Nissan Qashqai-style space and equipment at a much lower price.

Sadly that low price means corners have had to be cut and this soon becomes evident if you spend any time with the MG ZS.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6 / 10 “It’s a shame the MG ZS falls so behind in terms of how it drives, because everything else is acceptable for the money. The interior feels dated but is least practical.

In truth, the better residual values of rivals means the MG ZS won’t make sense for a lot of crossover buyers.” Model reviewed: Range overview “We can’t think of any area in which the MG ZS betters its Korean rival, the SsangYong Tivoli, which makes it a very difficult car to recommend.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 5 / 10 “Cheap, practical small SUV does little to shine over rivals” Model reviewed: 1.0-litre petrol manual Excite “I wasn’t expecting much from this car.

The MG3 supermini is a plastic turd inside and the GS SUV, while better inside, looks like a plastic turd outside. The ZS is night and day in comparison. MG is still cheap – but not cheap, if you get me.” Model reviewed: (range review) Score: 8 / 10 “Were it not for a mediocre three-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the MG ZS might just swing a full five stars.

In most areas, it performs far in excess of any reasonable expectation you might have of it based on its price. It rides pretty well, it’s great fun to drive, it’s very roomy and it’s well equipped.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 5 / 10 “It’s encouraging MG has sorted out its design both inside and out in a short space of time, and maintained chuckable, entertaining handling, but there’s not the bargain charm of a Dacia Duster here, nor the sophistication of more rivals which will be more pleasant to drive every day.” Model reviewed: Range overview Score: 6 / 10 “The MG ZS is keenly priced but its poor driving experience and three-star Euro NCAP safety rating leave it trailing.” Independent crash test and safety ratings from Adult protection: 71% Child protection: 51% Vulnerable road users: 59% Safety assist: 29%

No eco rating As of August 2023, the MG ZS has not been lab tested by,As of August 2023, we don’t have enough reliability data on the MG ZS to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively for us using warranty data from our partner,, As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the ZS, we’ll publish the score here. Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by

Fuel consumption Average Score Variation Score
Petrol models 41 mpg D 39 – 43 mpg C – D

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CO₂ output Average Score Variation Score Petrol models 155 g/km B 149 – 166 g/km B – C

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Insurance group Average Score Variation Score All models 15 A 10 – 15 A – A

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Service and maintenance Cost Score Year 1 £147 A Year 2 £486 A Year 3 £778 A Year 4 £957 A Year 5 £1,270 A Overall £3,638 A

Running costs for the MG ZS are slightly below average but service and maintenance costs are excellent, according to numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data. Only available as a petrol model (), the SUV has an average fuel consumption of 41 mpg, which is acceptable but nothing to shout about.

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Which car is good in MG?

We are delighted to announce that the ZS small SUV range has been awarded the Best Overall Value prize in the 2021 Drive Car of the Year awards. Chosen from a huge field of more than 80 contenders in 25 categories, the 2021 Drive Best Value Car of the Year award is a first for MG, which recently achieved top-ten status amongst car companies in Australia for national sales.

The Drive judges awarded the MG ZS range – which comprises the value-laden ZS, the spirited ZST and the most affordable electric car in Australia, the ZS EV – the Best Value award after judging it against criteria that included driver technology, comfort, safety, ongoing running costs, performance and handling.

“We are very proud and honoured to win the Drive Best Value Car of the Year award for 2021 for the ZS,” said Peter Ciao, the CEO of MG Motor Australia. “We sincerely thank the judges at Drive for this prestigious award.” The MG ZS range ranked number one in the small SUV category with Australian buyers in March 2021, while the ZS EV is the best-selling and the most affordable electric car on sale in Australia today.* In addition, LED lighting, alloy wheels, full-length curtain airbags, keyless entry and smartphone mirroring can be found even on the $21,990 ZS Excite, while 263km of emissions-free electric motoring is available with the $43,990 ZS EV.

  1. With warranties of up to seven years, dedicated roadside assistance and the backing of a national dealer network, the 2021 MG ZS range is not only exceptional value it also makes good sense.
  2. All prices listed are national driveaway) About Drive Car of the Year 2021 The 15th Drive Car of the Year is our biggest awards programme yet.

Over the last 12 months, our dedicated team of automotive experts have driven, reviewed, compared and lived with almost 600 vehicles. Drive Car of the Year 2021 judging took place at Luddenham Raceway in Sydney, testing more than 80 vehicles across 25 categories making this the most relevant and comprehensive awards programme for today’s new car buyer.

Our team of expert judges have tested the absolute best of what’s next and what represents the biggest step forward for the Australian car buyer. “The Drive Car of the Year testing week is always a highlight for the team,” said Managing Editor and Judge Trent Nikolic. “It’s the culmination of a year of reviewing, comparing, testing and debating everything the Australian automotive market has to offer in order to deliver the best of the best with Australia’s most relevant motoring awards.” “As a Drive Car of the Year 2021 Judge, I’m really proud of our testing process and judging team as we took on our most ambitious awards programme to date.

Australians really are spoilt for choice in an ever-changing automotive landscape,” added Trent. Best Overall Value Drive Car of the Year 2021 winner – MG ZS “The ZS range is proof that an emerging brand is capable of answering all key customer questions with one model.

Are MG good on fuel?

Which MG models have the best fuel economy? – Almost all modern MG models will return strong fuel economy figures, but some will be better than others – especially the plug-in hybrid SUV and fully electric models. The top MG models we’d recommend for the best fuel economy are the MG HS PHEV, MG3, MG ZS EV, and MG4 EV,

  • MG’s HS plug-in hybrid model is currently the only PHEV it sells, and it’s essentially just a standard HS SUV with a large battery and motor that offers up to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 155.8mpg.
  • If you fancy something a little smaller, then the MG3 hatchback is just right for you.
  • Not only is it the cheapest car MG makes, it’s also perfect for most people due to its size and fuel economy, which is up to 43.3mpg.

If an electric car is more up your street, then the MG ZS EV or MG4 EV would be better suited to you. The former is a large electric SUV that offers 273 miles of range from a single charge, whereas the smaller and newer MG4 gives you 281 miles of range.