MG ZS EV Latest Updates
The MG ZS EV is a compact SUV and the dimensions tell you more about how compact the car is. It's not a subcompact SUV, but to give you a perspective of where it stands, it is longer than the Hyundai Creta, but shorter than the MG Hector. It is 4314 mm long, 1809 mm wide and stands 1620 mm tall while the wheelbase is 2579 mm.
As far as looks are concerned, it is more of a crossover than an SUV and it sports a wide chrome stud grille flanked by projector headlamps. The profile is simple and the most apparent thing here are the muscles over the wheel arches which give it that sporty look. The rear gets LED taillamps below the raked windscreen and the license plate area has been moved down to the bumper, so the rear does look a bit understated, though it looks good on the car and goes well with the overall proportions.
The cabin of the ZS EV looks neat and uncluttered with not much contouring on the dash and few buttons on the central console. But the fit and finish is pretty good. The cabin is finished in black and there are silver inserts on the dash, door pads and circular air-con vents on both ends which gives it that premium feel.
The MG ZS EV gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and we wait to see how intuitive it really is. There's a flat-bottomed steering wheel, USB mobile charging at the front and rear, bluetooth functionality and even a rear-view camera. For those wanting a sunroof, well, MG Motor India offers a panoramic sunroof on the car and yes it's standard. The MG ZS EV is also equipped with I Smart EV 2.0 connected car technology which makes it a connected car. The MG ZS EV comes with a PM 2.5 air filter which can bring bad air quality level of up to 300 AQI down to regular levels in just 35 mins.
As we said earlier, the MG ZS EV coming to India shares its specifications with the one launched in the UK a few months back. So it gets a 44.5 kWh battery pack that promises a range of 340 km on a single charge. The lithium-ion unit can be charged up to 80 per cent in 40 minutes with a 50 kW DC charger, or takes up to seven hours with a standard 7.4 kW charger. The company will provide a 7.4 kWh charger in all of the ZS EV cars. The battery-powered synchronous motor can develop 141 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque and it will also get over-the-air (OTA) technology. The car can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 8 seconds. The battery system used in the new ZS EV is IP67 certified making it water and dust proof. The company says that it has tested the ZS EV in India for over 1 lakh kilometres. If you're wondering how you would charge the ZS EV, well, the company provides an on board charging cable for 15 amp plugs. For home/office charging, the company provides a 7.4 kW home charger with every ZS.
MG ZS EV Performance
|Battery Capacity||44.5 kWh (Ultra High Density Battery)|
|Max Torque||353 Nm|
|Max Power||142.7 ps|
|0 - 100 km/hr||8.5 s|