The zs has a reversing camera - def on the higher spec version - given all the extras on that version for not much more I doubt many people would not highly recommend it over the base zs ev version.I will be leasing rather than purchasing and the MG5 is more expensive to lease than the MG ZS. The other car I am looking at is the Ioniq 38kw. The Ionic Premium SE and ZS Exclusive are identically priced to lease and they are more or less spec'd to my needs (although they offer different benefits. E.g. the ZS has more space and a panoramic roof while the Ioniq has a reversing camera and LED lights). The deal breaker is the range and, as I regularly visit my mother (when allowed) who lives 300 miles away, it is a 2 stop trip in the Ioniq or 3 in the ZS. Unless, of course there is a BM update, as is claimed in India, to extend the range to 418km, which would kick the Ionic into the long grass.
I agree and disagree with what been said about the range as I did 250 miles yesterday, drop to 65 mph with two partial stops and you’ll easily make the 300 mile trip, two full charges to 80% would have easily made the trip, three stops is clearly playing it very safe.The zs has a reversing camera - def on the higher spec version - given all the extras on that version for not much more I doubt many people would not highly recommend it over the base zs ev version.
Regarding doing a 300mile trip, yes the zs ev probably isn’t ideal, but it really comes down to have often you’re actually really going to do that trip. If it’s motorway driving at 70, you’re going to want to assume a charge every 100miles - if suitable charge locations aren’t near those 100miles points of the journey you’d have to charge earlier and then need another stop