The long-awaited MG ZS pure electric SUV has finally been launched in the Indian market. MG ZS is available in 2 variants – Excite and Exclusive – priced at Rs 19.88 lakh and 22.58 lakh respectively. However, these prices are applicable for people who already booked this car. New buyers will have to pay 1 lakh extra for the new model. Initially, the SUV is available in 5 big cities of the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderbad, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
The SUV has been receiving an excellent response from buyers with bookings already crossing 2800 mark in just 1 month. In fact, MG has to temporarily stop taking further bookings for the SUV. MG Motors could increase its production capacity at Halol facility in Gujarat to meet the rising demand. Adding to it, the company is also planning to start electric battery assembly plant in India. Also See – MG Marvel X SUV spotted first time in India
The MG ZS EV is equipped with a 44.5kWh liquid-cooled battery pack powering an electric motor. This combination produces 143bhp of power and 353Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a single-speed automatic gearbox. The electric SUV is claimed to offer a certified range of 340km on a full charge. It accelerates to 100kmph from zero in 8.5 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 155kmph. The MG ZS EV is claimed to offer a running cost of just Rs 1 per kilometer.
In terms of features, the MG ZS gets LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED racing tail-lamps, a 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation, an 8.9cm MID, I-smart EV 2.0 connected car features, leather wrapped steering wheel and leather seats, and 60:40 split rear seats. It rides on nicely designed R17 machined alloy wheels. For comfort and convenience, the SUV gets rain sensing wiper, 6-way power adjustable drivers’ seat, start-stop button with smart entry, cruise control, automatic headlamps, PM2.5 headlamp, air filter and dual pane panoramic sky roof. Also See – 14 New MG cars to be unveiled at Auto Expo 2020
The safety features include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, hill start assist, ESC, 3 point seatbelt, reverse camera with dynamic lines, electric parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring, hill descent control, etc.