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October 5, 2021

MG Philippines Officially Launches 163-Horsepower ZS T For P 1.158M (w/ Specs)

After being relatively quiet on the product front (their last launch was the MG 5 in 2019), The Covenant Car Company, Inc. finally unveils the new 2022 MG ZS Turbo after a series of website mishaps and leaks.

An off shoot of MG Philippines’s best-selling vehicle locally, the 2022 MG ZS Turbo (or MG ZS T for short) brings a real uplift in both specification and power to an already successful model while keeping its value-for-money positioning.

The MG ZS T swaps its normally aspirated 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine for a turbocharged 1.3-liter 3-cylinder. Co-developed with GM, this engine makes a healthy 163 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. Coupled to a 6-speed Aisin automatic, MG says it’s good for about 15.15 km/L.

Available in one single variant: the MG ZS T Trophy, the 2022 MG ZS T boasts of a new front face which is at once familiar and also brand new. The stardust grille has been evolved to take on a new hexagonal shape with an Obsidian Matrix pattern perfectly framing the MG logo. The new full LED headlights lend it a visual credence that looks lower and sportier, while an aluminum-effect lower grille and fog lights complete the look.

Moving around to the side, the 2022 MG ZS T receives modern 17-inch alloy wheels in a Tomahawk design and red-painted brake calipers. While at the back, more extensive use of body-colored trim adds to the more sophisticated feel along with new aluminum-style trim and refreshed taillights.

Inside, the 2022 MG ZS is as changed as its exterior thanks to a new dashboard design with more soft-touch material. The driver gets a new virtual instrument cluster (Goggles Virtual Instrument Cluster), while at the center is a 10-inch floating infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Auto Auto. The same screen is used to display images from its new 360-degree camera. A series of piano key-style buttons are arranged beneath the floating color touchscreen, giving easy access to the air conditioning and other comfort controls.

Other convenience features include an electronic parking brake with automatic hold, a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery with monogrammed headrests, automatic climate control with rear air vents, and a panoramic sunroof. For safety, the MG ZS T also gets blind spot information system.

As always, the MG ZS T is sized larger than others in its class. It has 55 mm more rear shoulder room and 80 mm more rear head room than the segment average. Furthermore, it has 448 liters of cargo capacity—some 60 liters larger than the typical B-segment SUVs.

The 2022 MG ZS T is now available at all authorized MG dealerships with a suggested retail price of P 1,158,888.

2022 MG ZS T Trophy Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,323 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,809 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,653 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,585 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1,318 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 48 liters
  • Luggage Capacity: 359 liters (seats up) / 1,166 (seats down)
  • Engine: 1.3-liter 3-Cylinder Turbocharged Dual Port Injection
  • Displacement: 1,349 cc
  • Maximum Power: 163 PS @ 5,600 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 230 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed AT with Sports / Manual Mode
  • Fuel Grade: 95 Octane and above
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc with Red Caliper
  • Rear Brakes: Solid Disc with Red Caliper
  • Steering: 3-Mode EPS
  • Steering Column: Tilt Adjust
  • Wheels & Tires: 17-inch Tomahawk Design 215/55R17
2022 MG ZS T Trophy Exterior Features
  • Obsidian Matrix Design
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Halogen Front Fog Lamps with Side Turn Function & Rear
  • Frameless Front Wiper
  • Roof Rails
  • Power Folding Side Mirrors with Turn Signal, Heated
  • Roof-Mounted Sharks Fin Antenna
  • LED Taillight
  • LED High-Mount Stop Lamp
2022 MG ZS T Trophy Interior Features
  • Leather Seating with Red Stitching
  • 6-Way Power Adjust Driver Seat, Heated
  • 4-Way Manual Adjust Front Passenger Seat, Heated
  • Sports Style Steering Wheel w/ Infotainment Controls
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats
2022 MG ZS T Trophy Safety & Security Features
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear Driving Assist
  • ABS with EBD
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Traction Control System
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • 6 SRS Airbags
2022 MG ZS T Trophy Comfort & Convenience Features
  • Electric Panoramic Sunroof with Sun Blind
  • Automatic Climate Control w/ Rear A/C Vents
  • One-Touch Up/Down Driver Window
  • Passive Keyless Entry
  • Cruise Control
  • Push-Start Ignition
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Follow Me Home Lighting
  • 360-degree Parking Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • 12V Accessory Outlet
  • 10-inch Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6 Speakers
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB Outlets x 5


  1. This is the car that will challenge Geely CoolRay spec for specs. But The CoolRay still the best among All Subcompact Crossover.

  2. Will lower spec ZS 2022 is also facelifted?


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