MG Motor has announced its new MG ZS crossover is now on sale across the Middle East. Prices start at around US$12,000 (depending on market) for the entry level 1.5-litre STD model.

The new MG ZS is available in three high value trim levels — 1.5-litre STD, 1.5-litre COM and 1.5-litre LUX — the perfect option for buyers seeking a good-looking, well-equipped, well-built car at a sensible price.

Commenting on the new model, Mr. Tom Lee, Managing Director SAIC Motor Middle East, said: “The new MG ZS features a stylish new design language and a host of hi-tech features tailored specifically to the needs of the younger generation and the female market. All of which makes this a very strong entrant into the regional SUV sector, while at the same time helping to spread the message that MG is a key player on the international automotive field.’’

A distinctive grille, increased MG branding and a delicate front end give the car a refined look that carries through its sweeping corners to the robust rear end. With a New Generation NSE Major 1.5-litre engine it can travel 100km on just 5.8 litres.

It makes 119 horses and 150Nm of torque and is equipped with a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Standard features on all models include one-button start, power adjustable wing mirrors, manual air conditioning, a 60/40 rear seat, height-adjustable steering column and a front armrest. Contributing to the new model’s impressive safety credentials, ABS, EBD, ESP and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are also standard.