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The MG ZS is a subcompact crossover SUV (B-segment in Europe) manufactured by the Chinese automaker SAIC Motor under the British marque MG. It was announced at the 2016 Guangzhou Motor Show. The name of this crossover refers to the original MG ZS, a compact that was sold in both sedan and hatchback body styles during the MG-Rover era. There is only one generation of this car to date.

The MG ZS is also known as MG Astor in India. The electric version of this car is officially named MG ZS EV. However, in the Chinese market it is called MG EZS.

The MG ZS is the second SUV to be produced under the MG brand after the MG GS. It ranks below the MG GS and the MG HS. However, it does rank above the MG 3 Hatchback. It is currently the brand’s best-selling model in international markets. This model features a front engine and front-wheel drive. In terms of engines, the MG ZS is offered only in gasoline versions, with a three-cylinder 1.0 T engine and a 1.5 naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder version.

This vehicle competes with other affordable SUVs such as the Kia Stonic, Dacia Duster or the Ssangyong Tivoli.

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MG ZS. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all MG ZS models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all MG ZS models.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

MG ZS I – First Generation (2016)


Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the MG ZS Gen 1.

Petrol / Gasoline Engines

  • 1.0 T GDI 109 CV (2017 – 2020)
  • 10E4E 1.0 T GDI 111 CV (2021)
  • LIY190 ZST 1.3i 154 CV (2021)
  • 1.5 VTI-tech 104 CV (2017 – 2020)
  • 115S4C 1.5 VTI-tech 120 CV (2017)
  • 15S4C 1.5 VTI-tech 106 CV (2021)

Electric Motors

  • MG ZS EV TZ204XS105K02 44,5 kWh 141 CV (2019 – 2021)
  • MG ZS EV 51,1 kWg 173 CV (2022)
  • MG ZS 72,6 kWh Long Range 154 CV (2021)

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