- but not as we knew it

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - MOTOR GUIDE -

De­signed in Bri­tain and built in China, the MG ZS is a neat, at­trac­tive and ca­pa­ble small SUV.

It doesn’t come with ei­ther au­ton­o­mous emer­gency brak­ing or lane de­par­ture warn­ing.

Other stan­dard safety fea­tures in­clude a re­vers­ing cam­era, rear park­ing sen­sors, hill hold con­trol ( in an au­to­matic), brake disc wip­ing and IsoFix child seat an­chors in the out­board rear seats. IN­FO­TAIN­MENT The 8.0- inch colour touch­screen is just about the best of its size we’ve seen.

It’s crys­tal clear, sharp and easy to use with a min­i­mum of driver inat­ten­tion.

Blue­tooth pair­ing is vir­tu­ally au­to­matic con­nect­ing when the smart­phone locates the con­nec­tion without any in­put from within the ve­hi­cle.

Ap­ple CarPlay is stan­dard but not An­droid Auto.

There’s no em­bed­ded satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion in­stead ZS uses a com­bi­na­tion of smart­phone and Google Maps. SUMMING UP Although it will strug­gle against its many big name ri­vals in the ul­tra- com­pet­i­tive small SUV seg­ment the MG ZS has al­ready made a promis­ing start with just over 600 sales in the first half of 2018.

No doubt some of these sales will have been be­cause of the nos­tal­gia at­tached to the badge but it also of­fers plenty more in­clud­ing an ex­cel­lent value pack­age, ap­peal­ing looks and com­pe­tent per­for­mance.

The big ques­tion- mark hang­ing over pre­vi­ous Chi­nese cars has cen­tred around their build qual­ity.

SAIC has tack­led this is­sue up front by pro­vid­ing ZS and fu­ture MG mod­els with the se­cu­rity of a seven-year, un­lim­ited kilome­tre war­ranty.

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