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Prices for the MG ZS EV have finally be announced. Customers who booked the vehicle prior to 17th Jan will avail of the introductory price of Rs 19.88 lakh (Excite) and Rs 22.58 lakh (Exclusive) (ex-showroom prices). Prices from 17th Jan onward are Rs 20.88 lakh (Excite) and Rs 23.58 lakh (Exclusive) (ex-showroom prices)


Morris Garages(MG) claim that the ZS EV is their most high-tech car ever, with the MG Pilot driver assistance suite setting new standards of specification and delivering exceptional value for money. The ZS EV combines the spacious qualities of the original ZS with a new efficient electric powertrain. Powering the new MG ZS EV is an intelligently packaged and water-cooled 44.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, feeding a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 105 kW (143 PS) of peak power and 353 Nm of instant torque. Company claims the ZS EV can achieve 0-100 km/h in an impressive 8.5 seconds. (Also read: MG ZS EV India Review)

Water-cooling manages the battery temperature and allows for frequent rapid charging and optimum range whatever the weather. The company claimed during the unveiling in India that the ZS EV will have a range of 340 km on full charge. However, the Worldwide-harmonized Light-vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)-certified range of the car is 163 miles or 262 km, and the MG ZS EV is offered with a seven-year warranty that covers the car and the lithium-ion battery pack. MG’s distinctive star-rider grille upfront integrates the CCS charging port for the battery.

The MG ZS EV is designed to provide customers with a stress-free driving experience. MG Pilot is a driver assistance suite that complements the driver and offers support when required. Both variants ‘Excite’ and ‘Exclusive’ include MG Pilot as standard, with features including Advanced Emergency Braking, Blindspot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. Fine-tuning is offered in the form of three driving modes and three levels of regenerative braking that can be set to the driver’s preferences. Among the new features are the 17-inch alloy wheels that are designed to be light and extremely aerodynamic.

The battery has been smartly positioned underneath the car so that there is no compromise in cabin or storage space. The full-sized boot gets hidden storage areas, a split-level boot and practical features to keep items secure while on the move. The ZS EV also gets a panoramic sliding Sky Roof that gives the interior a bright and airy effect.

On the entertainment front, the MG ZS EV gets an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen featuring satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth phone connectivity with audio streaming among others. The updated iSMART EV 2.0 has an inbuilt embedded SIM providing internet onboard and can also be connected to an external Wi-Fi connection. This allows users to connect their ZS EVs to their home networks and mobile hotspots, making it a truly connected electric car.

MG is offering five charging options with the ZS EV. A 50 kW DC fast charger that take just 50 minutes to charge 80 percent of the battery; the MG provides 7.4 kW AC home charger take around 6 to 8 hours for a full charge; while the standard cable that comes with the ZS EV can be plugged into a regular wall socket. Apart from this, MG Motor India are also installing DC fast charger at select MG showrooms. Lastly, they also have an on-demand charging facility where a mobile-unit can drive a charging station to your doorsteps.

Story: Azaman Chothia


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