We are delighted to announce that the ZS small SUV range has been awarded the Best Overall Value prize in the 2021 Drive Car of the Year awards.

Chosen from a huge field of more than 80 contenders in 25 categories, the 2021 Drive Best Value Car of the Year award is a first for MG, which recently achieved top-ten status amongst car companies in Australia for national sales.

The Drive judges awarded the MG ZS range - which comprises the value-laden ZS, the spirited ZST and the most affordable electric car in Australia, the ZS EV - the Best Value award after judging it against criteria that included driver technology, comfort, safety, ongoing running costs, performance and handling.

"We are very proud and honoured to win the Drive Best Value Car of the Year award for 2021 for the ZS," said Peter Ciao, the CEO of MG Motor Australia. "We sincerely thank the judges at Drive for this prestigious award."

The MG ZS range ranked number one in the small SUV category with Australian buyers in March 2021, while the ZS EV is the best-selling and the most affordable electric car on sale in Australia today.*

In addition, LED lighting, alloy wheels, full-length curtain airbags, keyless entry and smartphone mirroring can be found even on the $21,990 ZS Excite, while 263km of emissions-free electric motoring is available with the $43,990 ZS EV.

With warranties of up to seven years, dedicated roadside assistance and the backing of a national dealer network, the 2021 MG ZS range is not only exceptional value… it also makes good sense.

(All prices listed are national driveaway)


About Drive Car of the Year 2021 

The 15th Drive Car of the Year is our biggest awards programme yet. Over the last 12 months, our dedicated team of automotive experts have driven, reviewed, compared and lived with almost 600 vehicles. 

Drive Car of the Year 2021 judging took place at Luddenham Raceway in Sydney, testing more than 80 vehicles across 25 categories making this the most relevant and comprehensive awards programme for today’s new car buyer. Our team of expert judges have tested the absolute best of what’s next and what represents the biggest step forward for the Australian car buyer. 

“The Drive Car of the Year testing week is always a highlight for the team,” said Managing Editor and Judge Trent Nikolic. “It’s the culmination of a year of reviewing, comparing, testing and debating everything the Australian automotive market has to offer in order to deliver the best of the best with Australia’s most relevant motoring awards.” 

“As a Drive Car of the Year 2021 Judge, I’m really proud of our testing process and judging team as we took on our most ambitious awards programme to date. Australians really are spoilt for choice in an ever-changing automotive landscape,” added Trent. 


Best Overall Value Drive Car of the Year 2021 winner - MG ZS

“The ZS range is proof that an emerging brand is capable of answering all key customer questions with one model. Regardless of flavour, the ZS, ZST and ZS EV present a stylish and well featured SUV with the compact footprint and functional layout that buyers are looking for," said Mr Nikolic.

"Combined with a sharp entry price, strong warranty, a ‘zippier’ option and even Australia’s most affordable electric car, it was hard to look past the ZS range as a clear value winner.”

Read about the Drive Car of the Year awards here

*VFACTS March 2021, all variants