MG Hector has received good response from the market even after stiff competition. MG has now launched its second SUV in the Indian market, which is an EV. The MG ZS EV is the electric version of the ZS that is sold in the foreign markets.
The battery of the EV has gone through various rough testing because of which it is IP67 certified and survive the Indian climate. MG ZS EV is available in two variants namely, Excite and Exclusive. Just like the MG Shield package that is offered with the Hector, MG offers with the ZS EV.
The comprises of an extended warranty up to 8-year or 1,50,000 km warranty on the lithium-ion battery and 24×7 roadside assistance for five years which is only for the private buyers.
MG ZS EV exteriors look attractive due to the sleek treatment that the MG has given. MG has not tried to make the design of the crossover to be complicated or quirky. The ZS EV looks simple and sleek. According to MG, the sleek projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps are inspired by the London Eye.
The centre of the concave grille houses the charging port behind the breathable glowing MG badge. The side profile consists of 17-inch machined alloy wheels and power-adjustable and folding body-coloured rear view mirrors. The roof rails and the muscular wheel arches enhance the side profile of the EV. At the rear, you get a set of LED tail lamps.
MG ZS EV interior looks plush and luxurious due to the leather used for the upholstery, door trims, dashboard, armrest and the steering wheel with stitching. The SUV also comes with dual-pane panoramic sunroof which opens a sense of airiness in the cabin.
The SUV features push-button start with smart entry, Cruise Control, Rain Sensing Front Wiper and 6-way power-adjustable driver seat and multi-function steering wheel.
The driver gets 8.9cm Multi Info Display, steering mounted audio and phone controls. The 20.32cm Touch Screen Infotainment System comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Connected Car technology that comes i-SMART EV 2.0.
The infotainment system is placed horizontally unlike the Hector which gets a vertically placed screen. The touchscreen infotainment system is connected to either 4 or 6 speakers. The gear shifter has been replaced by a rotary dial from which you can put the car in reverse, neutral or drive.
The parking button has been placed on the rotary dial. The automatic climate control comes with the PM 2.5 air filter which purifies the air before passing it in the cabin.
ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
MG ZS EV specs offer a 44.5 kWh ultra-high density battery that is capable of producing a max power output of 142.7 PS and a peak torque output of 353 MG ZS EV can hit 100kmph in just 8.5 seconds which is plenty quick for a crossover of this size.
MG ZS EV range is 340 km as per MG. However, the range in daily use may vary on the driving habits of the driver and the condition of the traffic. The battery can be recharged up to 80% in 8 hours from the household outlet, but the DC charger will take just 50 minutes to charge the EV from 0-80%
MG ZS EV performance depends on the driving mode that you are in. There are three driving modes from which you can choose from, namely Sport, Eco and Normal.
The Sport mode maximises the performance, the Normal mode offers a balance between range and performance while the Eco mode maximises the range of the battery. The handling of the SUV is neutral and it absorbs most of the bumps and potholes of our Indian roads.
BRAKING AND SAFETY
Braking duties are handled by disc brakes in the front and at the rear. There are plenty of safety features too. MG offers dual airbags in the front, side airbags and curtain airbags too.
The anti-lock braking system with electronic brake distribution and brake assist ensures that the stopping power is enough for the SUV. Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control ensures that driving the SUV on the hills is fatigue-less.
The tyre pressure monitoring system alerts the driver when the tyre pressure is not optimum. Moreover, there is a Pedestrian Warning System, Front & Rear Seat Belt Reminder Heated ORVM, Electric Parking Brake and Electronic Stability Control. The reverse parking camera with dynamic guidelines and rear parking sensors ensures hassle-free parking.
MG ZS EV is longer than the usual compact SUVs that are available in the market. MG ZS EV is a crossover which means it is smaller than MG Hector, but larger than a compact SUV.
|Avg Ex Showroom Price||₹ 20.88 Lakh|
|Top Speed||140 kmph|
|0-100 Speed Time||8.5 Seconds|
|Engine||Not Applicable Cylinders Not Applicable, Not Applicable Valves/Cylinder, Not Applicable|
|Engine Type||Three Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
|Max Motor Performance||141 bhp @ 3500 rpm, 353 Nm|
|Power Consumption / Mileage||7.64|
|Driving Range||340 Km|
|Transmission||Automatic - Not Applicable Gears, Sport Mode|
|Turbocharger / Supercharger||Not Applicable, Not Applicable|
|Emission Standard||BS 6|
|Battery||44.5 kWh, Lithium Ion,Battery Placed Under Floor Pan|
|Battery Charging||16 Hrs @ 220 Volt, 50 Mins Fast Charging|
|Electric Motor||1 Permanent magnet synchronous Placed At Front Axle|
|Others||Regenerative Braking, Pure Electric Driving Mode|
|Ground Clearance||161 mm|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Front Suspension||Macpherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Torsion Beam|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.6 metres|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Spare Wheel||Space Saver|
|Front Tyres||215 / 50 R17|
|Rear Tyres||215 / 50 R17|
|Airbags||6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)|
|Middle rear three-point seatbelt||Yes|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)||Yes|
|Child Seat Anchor Points||Yes|
|Seat Belt Warning||Yes|
|Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||Yes|
|Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)||Yes|
|Hill Hold Control||Yes|
|Brake Assist (BA)||Yes|
|Traction Control System (TC/TCS)||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||Yes|
|Hill Descent Control||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Door Lock||Yes|
|Child Safety Lock||Yes|
|Air Conditioner||Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)|
|Front AC||Single Zones, Common Fan Speed Control|
|Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors||Driver & Co-Driver|
|Anti-glare Mirrors||Manual – Internal Only|
|Parking Assist||Reverse Camera with Guidance|
|Headlight & Ignition On Reminder||Yes|
|Keyless Start/ Button Start||Yes|
|12V Power Outlets||1|
|Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app||Yes|
|Find My Car||Yes|
|Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app||Yes|
|Remote AC On/Off Via app||Yes|
|Over The Air (OTA) Updates||Yes|
|Check Vehicle Status Via App||Yes|
|Driver Seat Adjustment||6 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)|
|Front Passenger Seat Adjustment||6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)|
|Rear Row Seat Adjustment||2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)|
|Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel||Yes|
|Rear Passenger Seats Type||Bench|
|Folding Rear Seat||Full|
|Split Rear Seat||60:40 split|
|Front Seatback Pockets||Yes|
|Head-rests||Front & Rear|
|Cup Holders||Front Only|
|Driver Armrest Storage||Yes|
|Power Windows||Front & Rear|
|Adjustable ORVM||Electrically Adjustable & Retractable|
|Turn Indicators on ORVM||Yes|
|Interior Door Handles||Chrome|
|Interior Door Handles||Chrome|
|Door Pockets||Front & Rear|
|Boot-lid Opener||Electric Tailgate Release|
|Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)||Body Coloured|
|Sunroof / Moonroof||Panoramic Sunroof|
|Roof Mounted Antenna||Yes|
|Rub – Strips||Silver|
|Daytime Running Lights||LED|
|Automatic Head Lamps||Yes|
|Follow me home headlamps||Yes|
|Headlight Height Adjuster||Yes|
|Instrument Cluster||Analogue – Digital|
|Trip Meter||2 Trips|
|Average Fuel Consumption||Yes|
|Distance to Empty||Yes|
|Low Fuel Level Warning||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes|
|Smart Connectivity||Android Auto, Apple Car Play|
|Integrated (in-dash) Music System||Yes|
|GPS Navigation System||Yes|
|Bluetooth Compatibility||Phone & Audio Streaming|
|Steering mounted controls||Yes|
Stand Out Features
When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.
A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.
In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.
|ZS EV Excite
₹ 20.88 Lakh
|ZS EV Exclusive
₹ 23.58 Lakh
for MG ZS EV
This thing is really good but I find it difficult to rely on MG due to the Hector. Well, it’s not fair to take a decision though. I think this is over priced. And when I am getting all those under 20lakhs on road from the Nexon, then why one would go for the MG! Moreover, MG has indeed done a good job but has put the car on a non negotiable price range.
One of the Best SUV Car
for MG ZS EV
The car’s overall performance is great but the engine could have been built a bit more powerful as its acceleration is a bit slow.
for MG ZS EV
Very good buying buying experience on mg Hector Very good suspension and driving experience steering is very lighter very good experience on mg Hector and very good
EXCELLENT EV CAR
for MG ZS EV
This is My first electric vehicle really orsome first i was happy @ the dealer end bcoz expert sales team, they explain all sabtvthe car, when i drove the car i forgot this car works on motor, one of the best dds dds make u more comfortable while driving even in traffic,
for MG ZS EV
A very fantastic car, sorry EV. It is really awesome on features as well as practicality
|Drive||Front wheel Drive|
|Exterior Color||Copenhagen Blue, Currant Red, Ferris White|
|Interior Color||Beige, Black, Multi-pattern|
|Kilometers Driven||340 km battery|