MG ZST Showroom


$ 25,990 - $ 32,990* MRLP

The MG ZST was spun off the regular ZS line in 2020, with a face-lifted appearance, upgraded technology, and a suite of MG Pilot advanced safety systems. A potent turbo engine headlined the launch line-up, though the ZS’s non-turbo engine arrived later on to lower the cost of entry.

Latest MG ZST ratings breakdown


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Ride Quality
Infotainment & Connectivity
Handling & Dynamics
Energy Efficiency
Driver Technology
Value for Money
Interior Comfort & Packaging
Fit for Purpose
2023 MG ZST Essence review
Review | 9 Dec 2023


The MG ZST Essence is a low-priced SUV in top-spec trim. Can it live up to the expectations of urban buyers?
We compare five small SUVs to find the best for Aussie buyers
Comparison | 20 Nov 2023
We put small SUVS from Hyundai, Kia, MG, Nissan, and Subaru to the test to see which is the best for Australians.
2021 MG ZST Essence review
Review | 12 Apr 2021


The MG ZST small SUV may not be as well known as city SUVs from Kia, Honda or Mitsubishi, but it's not too far off the pace of those established brands.

Small SUV test: 2020 Hyundai Venue v MG ZST comparison
Comparison | 26 Nov 2020


Can the new, fancier version of MG’s ZS compact SUV offer more than value for money against Hyundai’s flagship baby SUV?

MG ZST Price*

2023MG ZST Core 1.5L SUV FWD$25,990
2023MG ZST Vibe 1.5L SUV FWD$27,990
2023MG ZST Excite 1.3L SUV FWD$30,990
2023MG ZST Essence 1.3L SUV FWD$32,990
Variant (1 available)
Image: 2023 MG ZST Essence. Model features may vary.
Image: 2023 MG ZST Essence. Model features may vary.
Auto (CVT)
Drive Type
Fuel Efficiency
6.9L / 100km
Towing braked
500 kg
Towing unbraked
500 kg
Variant (1 available)
Variant (1 available)
Variant (1 available)

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MG ZST Dimensions

The MG ZST has 4 variants. The height is 1653mm, the width is 1809mm and length is 4323mm.

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2021 MG ZST Essence: owner review
Owner Review | 17 Oct 2022
We bought the car with the idea that it was going to be my partner's car. Her preference was a small car, something comfortable and with all the technology aids possible so to help her get around.
2021 MG ZST Essence: owner review
Owner Review | 25 Jul 2022
I purchased my MG ZST Essence in June 2021 and loved the style of the car. The interior is very stylish and the Pilot system is amazing.
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Owner Review | 24 Nov 2021
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2021 MG ZST Core: owner review
Owner Review | 12 Oct 2021
I love driving my MG-ZST core for my short and long trips. I do feel safe and secure when driving the car with my family.Owner: Majid

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What does the MG ZST cost to service?

There are two different engines in the MG ZST. An 84kW/150Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine with a CVT and a 115kW/230Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an automatic transmission. Servicing costs are largely the same, and all models have a capped price program for seven years. Here are the annual service prices as of April 2023:
1.5L CVT - $250 / $292 / $300 / $413 / $250 / $342 / $250
1.3L turbo auto - $253 / $295 / $304 / $461 / $253 / $345 / $253

What engine is in the MG ZST?

The MG ZST uses an 84kW/150Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine in the Core and Vibe models and a 115kW/230Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine in the Excite and Essence models. Both engines are a shared General Motors / SAIC design.

What is the difference between MG ZS and MG ZST?

The MG ZST is an evolution of the MG ZS compact SUV. Subtle design differences make the ZST marginally longer (4323mm vs 4314mm). It is taller due to the use of integrated roof rails and has a slightly wider track for better handling.
The ZST includes a full suite of driver assistance technology across the range and has a larger infotainment screen (10.1" vs 8") and LED lighting front and rear.

Where is the MG ZST built?

The MG ZST is built in China at the SAIC Motor Plant in Zhengzhou.

MG ZST Deals

From $26,990 Drive Away

2023 MG ZST Core 1.5L SUV FWD

From $28,990 Drive Away

2023 MG ZST Vibe 1.5L SUV FWD

From $31,990 Drive Away Extras Offer

2023 MG ZST Excite 1.3L SUV FWD

From $33,990 Drive Away Extras Offer

2023 MG ZST Essence 1.3L SUV FWD

* ‘MRLP’ is the manufacturer’s recommended list price as provided by our data provider and is subject to change, so is provided to you for indicative purposes only. Please note that MRLP is inclusive of GST, but is exclusive of any options and does not include on-road costs such as registration, CTP, stamp duty and dealer delivery. Where an MRLP is stated as a price range, this reflects the lowest to highest MRLP provided for that model range across the available variants.
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