MG ZS Review: Features, Specifications, Price

February 13, 2021
Posted by: UC

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With fuel prices hitting tons, electric vehicles pose a much friendly option. MG has made a storm in the EV segment with its ZS. The price is on par with other MG SUVs. 

This is a first-of-its kind EV with a lot of benefits and opportunities for the buyers. 

MG ZS EV: An Introduction

Well you may not be familiar with the ZS EV as much as the Hector from MG. The British owned carmaker had become an instant favorite as soon as it was launched a couple of years ago. This reception has forced MG to intake more employees and work in shifts to deliver thousands of cars. 

With sustainability taking front seat, MG wanted to utilise this opportunity to attract larger patrons. It launched its first electric vehicle, the ZS EV in early 2020. A little over thousand units were sold in sales. This is the second electric car to do so, the first one being Tata Nexon. 

The updated version of the car was launched in January this year. As of now, it has two variants: Exclusive and Excite.

MG is very keen to develop and pioneer the electric ecosystem in the country. It has teamed up with TES-AMM to produce sustainable batteries for the car.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Exterior

  • Breathable Glow Logo
  • LED DRLs
  • Projector Headlamps
  • R17 Dual Tone Machined Alloy Wheels
  • Silver Finish on Roof
  • Panoramic Sunroof

Interior

  • 20.32″ Infotainment system, largest in the segment
  • Turn Indicator
  • Leather Seats, Driver Armrest With Storage
  • Upholstery Wrapped Steering Wheel With Stitching
  • Leather finish Door Trims and Dashboard
  • 9cm Multi Info Display
  • Rear 60:40 Split Seats

Safety

  • Three-Point Seatbelt For All Passengers
  • Six Airbags (Dual Front, Sides, Curtains)
  • 3 driving modes: sport | eco | normal
  • ABS + EBD + Brake Assistance
  • Electric Parking Brake and Reverse Parking Camera With Dynamic Lines
  • Heated ORVM
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Rear Disc Brakes
  • Rear Seat Belt Reminder – 1st in Segment
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

 Specification                                                                                             

DIMENSIONS

4314 x 1809 x 1644 all in mm

Wheel Base (mm):2585 (With Roof Rails)

ELECTRIC MOTOR

Electric Motor Type: 3 Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

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HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY

Battery Capacity (kWh): 44.5

Charger Connection Type: Type 2 plus CCS

Estimated 7kW Charge Time (0-100%): 6-8 hrs

Estimated 50kW CCS Charge Time (0-80%) @ 50kW: 50 mins

Range In Single Charge (km): 300-400 km

TRANSMISSION

Transmission:  Automatic

TYRE

Tyre & Wheel: B215/55 R17 Diamond Cut Machined Alloy Wheel

Spare Wheel: T125/90 R16

Front & Rear Brakes: Disc

SUSPENSION

Suspension- Front: MacPherson Strut

Suspension- Rear: Torsion Beam

 We like.

The MG ZS EV is packed with so many benefits. Being an EV, MG has taken so many extra steps to make sure that the car reaches the buyers. Benefits include free installation of chargers at home or office, MG dealership locator, call-for-service schemes. 

Besides, the ZS is carefully architectured based on inspirations from London Eye and Windmill. It has exclusive and largest-in-segment features like a 20.32” infotainment system.

MG is very much keen about sustainability and has launched a new functionality to track CO2 emissions. You can expect many more such in the future.

We Dislike.

They may be the pioneers in the country, but we can’t see them in the world map. The ZS Electric has been in other countries as well. But they haven’t received great reception. This is because probably other electric cars are different in terms of design. Whereas MG has used the same old design to make the electric vehicle.

The second concern is the charge capacity. It takes 8 hours to get a 300-400 km charge. The electricity would cost you over Rs. 3000. So, it is going to be costly in terms of maintenance. The third major concern is that MG dealers are present in only 30-40 odd cities; 50-min Fast charge is available in only some 20 main cities. This makes the car a less viable option for tier-2 or tier-3 buyers. Besides, will it be great long ride mate is a matter that can be frowned upon.

PRICE

The ZS Excite is competitively priced at RS. 20.99 lakh. While the Exclusive is priced at Rs.23.45 lakh.

Conclusion

To conclude, this is the first EV with superior features. With the EV sector ready to rise, this shall be an ideal workmate to traverse leaving behind a sustainable footprint. What do you think about the car? Post your comments below.