- but not as we knew it
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.