MG's first electric crossover palatable to the wallet and at the wheel

China-owned British brand MG's first electric crossover proves palatable to the wallet and at the wheel

The MG ZS EV offers good steering control, with a nimbleness that works well with its phenomenal torque.
The MG ZS EV offers good steering control, with a nimbleness that works well with its phenomenal torque.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
The MG ZS EV offers good steering control, with a nimbleness that works well with its phenomenal torque.
The MG ZS EV offers good steering control, with a nimbleness that works well with its phenomenal torque.ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR

If Elon Musk can name his electric car after a Croatian scientist who gave the world alternating current, the Chinese can jolly well name theirs after a British brand they acquired 15 years ago.

MG, maker of long-gone sporty cars like the TF and MGB, is now owned by SAIC Motor, one of the largest automotive groups in China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2020, with the headline 'Nifty as charged'. Subscribe