The Seat Arona sized Compact SUV from MG (ZS) has a 448 litre boot, 48 litres larger than the Arona, and an 8 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay link. The 1.5 petrol manual car with 105bhp and 5 gears (49.6 mpg) is eclipsed by the 109bhp 1.0 three cylinder (Vauxhall shared) 6 speed automatic that returns 44.9 mpg.

The interior is reasonably well appointed with soft-touch materials on the upper section of the dashboard, but you can tell where costs have been contained. There’s no reach adjustment for the steering wheel, for instance, and you won’t have to look hard to find brittle, scratchy plastics.

Excite Trim comes with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay, climate control, cruise control heated wing mirrors, front fog lights and 17 inch alloys, while the range-topping Exclusive model adds rear parking sensors, leatherette upholstery and a reversing camera.


Autumn Best Buy – MG ZS Excite (109bhp 1.0 litre petrol) Manual  –  £56.20 per week (you keep £5.00 per week of DLA/PIP) or £59.20 per week (you keep £2.00 per week of DLA/PIP) in Exclusive trim


Autumn Best Buy – MG ZS Excite (109bhp 1.0 litre petrol) Automatic  –  £59.20 per week (you keep £2.00 per week of DLA/PIP) or Nil (£62.81 wpms) in Exclusive trim

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