The redesigned MG ZS EV SUV has just been released in India, with starting prices at Rs 21.99 lakh for entry-level Excite and rising to Rs 25.88 lakh for the top-spec MG ZS Exclusive (ex-showroom, India). Note that at the start of the year, MG increased the price of the previous ZS EV by Rs 50,000.
The new ZS EV receives visual and feature improvements that bring it closer to the MG Astor SUV, which is fueled by gasoline. Aside from new features, the 2022 MG ZS EV receives a larger battery with a claimed range of 461 kilometers.
* The MG ZS EV sports a 50.3kWh battery with a range of 461 kilometers.
* It now has a larger display, a 360-degree camera, and greater power, with a 176hp and 353Nm torque output.
The facelifted ZS EV was introduced globally in October of last year, as well as the new India-spec variant resembles the international model. It also appears to be more in keeping with the Astor. For example, Astor’s smaller headlamps with new LED daytime running lighting characteristics and LED tail-lamps are identical.
But, the similarities end there, since the ZS EV features various EV-specific features. The most noticeable of them is the replacement of the classic grille with a new body-colored, blanked-off frontal piece. While the charging port is still in this grille region, it is now nicely buried on the side rather than behind the MG logo. The EV’s front and back bumpers are also redesigned, with sporty styling. The 17-inch alloy wheels have a unique design as well. Ferris White, Currant Red, Ashen Silver, and Sable Black are the four exterior color options for the new ZS EV.
The interior design and features:
The interior of the 2018 ZS EV receives fewer visual upgrades, but it does get a new faux carbon-fiber trimming around the dashboard. The climate control buttons have also been updated and now resemble those seen in the Astor.
The main talking point, of course, is the modifications to the equipment list, most of which were borrowed from the Astor. The ZS EV has a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system in place of the previous 8.0-inch unit, as well as a new 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster in place of the traditional dials.
It also has a 360-degree camera and a rear-drive assist technology, which includes blind-spot identification, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Surprisingly, MG has omitted Astor’s dashboard-mounted robot assistance from the ZS EV. A panoramic sunroof, upgraded i-Smart linked car tech, wireless charging, a digital Bluetooth key, six airbags, hill descent control, TPMS, and ESC are among the other noteworthy features.
A larger 50.3kWh battery pack has replaced the original 44.5kWh battery pack. MG claims a range of 461km (according to ICAT) with the larger battery, which is 42km longer than the previous battery pack’s stated range of 419km. While the real-world range of the facelifted ZS EV has yet to be tested, the previous 44.5kWh battery managed 317km in real-world usage in our Autocar India range test.
The ZS EV is still driven by a front-axle mounted electric motor that delivers 176hp and 353Nm, a 33hp increase over the previous model’s 143hp power output. MG claims that the new ZS EV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds.
|Model||MG ZS EV||Tata Nexon EV||Hyundai Kona Electric|
|Price||21.99 – 25.88 lakh||14.29 – 16.90 lakh||23.79-23.97 lakh|