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February 5, 2018

MG Philippines Launches 2018 MG ZS

Morris Garages Philippines (MG Philippines) opens 2018 by launching a compact SUV that carries the British brand’s new design language: the 2018 MG ZS.

Representing “premium style without the premium price tag”, the MG ZS shows off the new corporate look that incorporates a large grille with chrome accents, sleeker wraparound headlights, and LED daytime running lights. At the back, the rear takes on a clean and understated look with the octagonally shaped MG logo serving as the central focus (it also doubles as the hatch opener).

Inside, the MG ZS offers a sporty cabin with a flat-bottomed three-spoke steering wheel, circular air vents, and a two-tone interior complete with a padded leather topping on the dashboard. Piano black accents adorn key areas of the cabin while a matte carbon fiber surround highlights the 8-inch touchscreen. The MG ZS’s infotainment system incorporates Apple CarPlay allowing drivers to maximize the use of their iPhone device for communication, entertainment, and navigation.

Aside from the leather seats and full-featured infotainment system, other luxury features found in the MG ZS include a panoramic sunroof and a push-button engine/start stop system.

Under the hood is a 1.5-liter DOHC VTI-tech 4-cylinder engine that makes 106 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Connected to it is a 4-speed automatic that routes power through the front wheels.

The MG ZS is now available in three colors: Arctic White, Laser Blue, and Dynamic Red. It’s priced at P 1,127,777 which is inclusive of a 7-year warranty.

2018 MG ZS Major Specifications
  • Engine: 1.5-liter DOHC VTI-tech, Normally Aspirated, EFI, 4-cylinder
  • Maximum Power: 106 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 141 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 48 liters
  • Front Suspension: Independent, MacPherson Struts
  • Rear Suspension: Rigid Axle, Torsion Beam
  • Wheels and Tires: 17-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel, 215/50 R 17
  • Steering: Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H), in mm: 4314 x 1,809 x 1,611
  • Wheelbase, in mm: 2,585
  • Curb Weight: 1,204 kilograms


  1. Exterior is copied from Mazda and the interior is from Volkswagen lol.

  2. Agree, looks like a Mazda. Considering the specifications and pricing, it is comparable to Suzuki's new vitara. If this is sub 1m it might be an option, but others might go for the 7yr warranty.

  3. Rebranded chinese suv

    1. Read this if you don't know this car brand.

  4. I inquiree from of the agents in MG phil. Its not 7yrs warranty. Only 5yrs. 7yrs warranty only applicable in UK. The article is misleading

    1. The 7-year warranty was from MG's previous distributor (Morris Garages Philippines). Now that the distributorship has been moved to TCCCI, the warranty is 5 years.


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