MG Motor India has officially revealed the ZS EV SUV for the Indian market which is their 2nd product here. The MG ZS EV is an all-electric model which will rival the Hyundai Kona which was launched earlier in 2019. MG Motor India will first launch the ZS EV in top cities which includes Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad & Ahmedabad. Just like its sibling Hector, the MG ZS EV will also be manufactured at the plant in Halol, Gujarat.
Powering the MG ZS EV is a 44.5 kWh ultra high density battery pack which produces 142.7 PS of power and 353 Nm of torque. This battery is equipped to deliver a driving range of 340 km and will allow the ZS EV to spring from 0-100 kmph in 8.5 seconds. The MG ZS EV can be charged via a 15 A socket which will take 16-18 hours for a full charge. Using a 7.4 kW AC fast charger, this SUV can get a full charge in 6-8 hours. And with a 50 kW DC super fast charger which is set up at MG showrooms, the ZS EV can get 0-80% charge in just 50 minutes. MG Motor India will also introduce charging facility on the go via RSA service. The battery pack is lithium-ion type and gets an IP-67 rating for water resistance.
MG Motor India also revealed the i-Smart EV 2.0 connected technology which will be used on the infotainment system. This will allow users to check crucial data such as battery range & level, information on charging as to how long for a full charge and voltage, ECO tips, 360 Spider Navigation which tells you the driving range based on traffic conditions, range alerts if you are away from a charging setup and also locate nearest charging station. Other features include voice commands, 5G-ready sim car slot, OTa updates, remote control for vehicle, emergency call, MG pulse hub i-Call, geofencing, preloaded infotainment, driver analytics, security functions, wi-fi connectivity, weather app, etc.
The MG ZS EV is a typical SUV design and comes with LED DRLs, LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, 17″ alloy wheels, glowing MG logo, chrome studded front grille, leather upholstery, 8.9 cm MID, 60:40 rear split seat, electric driver seat, rain sensing wiper, engine start / stop button, electric gear console, 3-level Kinetic Energy Recovery System(KERS), driving modes, cruise control, auto headlamps, panoramic sunroof, PM 2.5 filter, 20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment and more…