MG ZS Petrol Obtains 5-Star ASEAN NCAP Safety Rating
The MG ZS facelift was granted a five-star collision protection rating by ASEAN NCAP. It was a 1.5 liter ‘C+’ base produced in Thailand that was sold in Vietnam and Thailand.
The MG ZS scored 32.27 points from a possible 36.00 scoring for the safety of adult occupants. The SUV secured 14.27 points from 16.00 for the frontal impact test, a complete 16.00 out of 16.00 for the side impact test, and 2.00 out of 4.00 for the head protection technology.
Security of the head and legs of the driver and the front passenger was fine. Chest safety was nevertheless moderately classified for the pilot, while the front passenger was rated with chest and right knee protection.
With a weighted score of 44.82, the ZS obtained a five star ranking of 90% on the adult occupants safety test.
On the frontal impact test at 14.00 out of 16.00, 8.00 out of 8.00 on the side impact check, 9.98 out of 12.00 on the infant seat installation evaluation, and 9.00 out of 13.00, the ZS secured 40.96 out of a maximum of 49.00 marks.
Again, with a weighted score of 20.90, the ZS scored 90 percent of the child occupant test.
The version of the Mg ZS test was base C+, which is fitted for both driver and front passenger with dual front airbags, ABS, ESC, and a seatbelt-alarm feature with a retractor, pre-tensioner, and load limit. The ZS can be optionally provided with side and curtain airbags in terms of additional safety packages.
The ZS reached a low of 61 percent in the safety assistance review, achieving a weighted score of 15.28 in contrast to the safety checks for adults and children occupants.
As previously pointed out, the ZS tested by ASEAN NCAP was the petrol-powered and Thai-made example. While not yet accessible in India, experiments on our roads have been previously spied on.
A 1.0-liter direct injection petrol-powered model is the combustion engine model of a ZS that is scheduled to reach India, the unit produces 111 hp and 160Nm of torque, and is likely to be mated into an automatic 6-speed gearbox. The high speed of the ZS is 180 kph and 12.4s is 0-100kph.
In the first half of this year, the combustion motor ZS is scheduled to reach MG showrooms in India and is potentially accompanied by a mild facelift. The ZS may have a fair chance to find favors for Indian car purchasers given that MG is fit for this and with an estimated starting price of Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).