BIRMINGHAM-based carmaker MG Motor has launched a new version of its best-selling B-segment petrol SUV, the MG ZS.

On sale now, new MG ZS brings a real uplift in specification and quality to the successful model, while maintaining its keen value for money positioning.

Originally launched in November 2017, MG ZS has been on the market for just over two and a half years and during that time it’s become MG Motor’s biggest selling car.

Focusing on value for money motoring, MG ZS captured the imagination of buyers seeking a spacious, family-friendly car, packed with technology yet kind on the pocket.

MG ZS was also the first MG ever to be offered with a comprehensive seven year warranty, a strength which is now enjoyed by the whole MG range.

Its makers say new MG ZS retains all the strengths of the outgoing car but adds a number of design and technology features which take new model to the next level in terms of specification and value-for-money.

Reflecting the fact that almost all MG ZS buyers opted for the higher-spec versions, new MG ZS is available in just two well-equipped trim levels; Excite and Exclusive, with the nicely appointed Excite version starting from just £15,495 on-the-road.

Initially available in manual transmission only, automatic transmission versions will be launched later this year.

New MG ZS is available in six vibrant exterior colours including a brand new metallic colour, Battersea Blue.

Three other metallic paints are available; Black Pearl, Cosmic Silver and Spiced Orange. Dynamic Red.

A tri-coat finish which was developed especially for MG ZS, presents a striking option for discerning buyers. Arctic White is the clean and crisp solid colour option.

The interiors are also stylish.

Inside, new MG ZS features a stylish new dashboard design with more soft touch materials than ever before, finished with detail stitching.

The central 10.1-inch floating colour touchscreen is the centrepiece, featuring DAB radio, Bluetooth telephone and music streaming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with Exclusive versions also including iGO satnav and 360 degree reversing camera.

A series of fashionable piano key buttons are arranged beneath the floating colour touchscreen, giving easy access to the air conditioning and other comfort controls.

Excite versions feature a new design cloth trim.

Meanwhile the Exclusive versions benefit from leather-style upholstery for further style and comfort.

Available with a 1.5 DOHC VTI-tech, four-cylinder engine with a smooth and responsive five-speed manual gearbox, new MG ZS meets the latest emissions standards and can move from 0-62 mph in 10.9 seconds with Combined fuel consumption around 40 miles per gallon.