MG Philippines launched the MG ZST - the top-spec variant of its ZS line which captivated buyers with its stylish looks, modern amenities, and attractive price. As MG continues to grow in relevance and strengthen its value proposition among local car buyers, the brand’s ZS Crossover SUV remains a perennial crowd favorite, currently at the top of the 5-seater SUV-B segment in the Philippines
“When we launched the MG brand in 2018, our goal was clear: to be part of the exciting and growing Philippine automotive market, and to provide Filipinos with stylish, modern, and safe vehicles—but at very attainable price points,” said Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, president and CEO of MG Philippines.
“The local market’s reception has been very encouraging indeed. In just three years, more Filipinos have chosen MG, and there are now over ten thousand MG’s on our roads, with several of those being the ever-popular ZS Crossover SUV,” he added.
The MG ZST is a fresh take on a crowd favorite that sports MG’s updated global design language. It joins the existing roster of ZS models currently available from MG Philippines, namely the Alpha AT, Style AT, and Core MT variants. “With the new ZST by MG, what customers get is an upgrade of all the best features of the original ZS, headlined by a responsive turbocharged engine that provides power on tap when you need that extra boost on the road,” said Atty. Arcilla.
The “T” in ZST stands for “Turbo;” a literal representation of the crossover’s punchy, turbocharged, three-cylinder, 1.3-liter engine capable of producing 160hp and 230Nm of torque. And with a new 6-speed automatic transmission with manual sports mode, drivers will enjoy smooth, efficient delivery of power to the wheels.
The “T” also stands for “Trophy,” as the ZST is the highest-spec variant of the popular crossover SUV line. Similarly, “T” connotes a turbocharged experience for the ZST in its entirety. With its numerous upgrades and host of driver and safety assists usually found in more premium segments, the ZST is primed to boost your overall driving experience.
Boost Your Style
Aside from the updated engine and powertrain, there are changes on the ZST that are obvious: a new obsidian Matrix grille and full-LED projector headlights give the ZST an athletic countenance; two-tone 17-inch “Tomahawk” wheels wrapped in wide, low-profile tires; red brake calipers that give the car a sporty stance; gloss black exterior door panel accents; a widened front air dam; and reimagined body lines convey speed and power. These updated features of the ZST convey a presence that is both striking and impressive, but still very approachable, and youthful in spirit.
Premium to the Touch
Inside, the ZST is a treat to the senses. Carefully placed soft-touch surfaces on the steering wheel, dashboard, center console, door panels, and other high-contact areas add a premium touch. To add a splash of color, fine red stitching can be found on the seats and trim, and red embroidered MG monograms are on the driver and front passenger. The vehicle's improved Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) ensures that cabin noise is kept to a minimum, and can further be appreciated alongside the ZST’s dynamic six-speaker system and 10.1-inch non-reflective touchscreen HD infotainment system that supports both Apple Carplay and Android Auto. You can also monitor the ZST’s running stats with the “Goggles” virtual instrument cluster. Additional nifty interior features include rear air conditioner vents, multiple storage compartments, and a dedicated USB port behind the rearview mirror for neater dashcam installations.
The MG ZST is equipped with a host of passive and active safety features. Front, side, and curtain airbags come standard, as well as electronic safeguards such as Rear Cross-Traffic Assist, Lane Change Assist, Cornering Lamps that are built into the fog lamps. Other safety features include Hill Hold Control, Cornering Brake Control, Traction Control, and Vehicle Dynamic Control. The ZST is also equipped with a Blind Spot Information System paired with the car’s intelligent 360-degree vehicle view, which gives you a bird’s eye view of the car during slow-moving traffic or when slowly moving into tight parking spaces.
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The SRP of the MG ZST Trophy variant is Php 1,158,888 and includes a 5-year or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty, and a 1-year free periodic maintenance service (PMS). It is available in six (6) attractive colors: Arctic White, St. Moritz Blue, Silver Metallic, Scarlet Red, Black Knight, and Electro-Optic Orange.
The MG ZST will be available in all 39 MG Philippines dealerships nationwide, with reservations accepted starting this month. Reservations may also be made online at BuyAnMG.com.