MG Motor India all set to reveal ZS EV; here are the launch details and specs

MG Motor India, after entering the Indian automobile market with the Hector SUV, is now all set to reveal its second product with a step towards the changing trends in the industry. The company will be revealing its first all-electric vehicle in the country-the MG ZS EV- on December 5th, 2019 while it is scheduled to launch in January 2020 tentatively.

MG Motor India will launch the ZS EV only 5 cities in the country to begin with; these include, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

The dimensions and the specifications of the car will be the same as the one sold in the UK.

With neat and smart looks, the MG ZS EV gets decent proportions, sporting a bold diamond finished grille upfront, swooping bonnet and a curved roofline. The SUV is ‘crossover-ish’ than butch and that goes with the electric appeal of the model.

On the inside, the MG ZS EV will come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, USB mobile charging function at the front and rear, Bluetooth functionality and even rear view parking camera among others. There will be Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on offer as also a panoramic sunroof.

The compact electric SUV is powered by a synchronous motor that churns out 141 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque. The model comes with a 44.5 kWh battery pack that promises a range of 300 km on a single charge. The lithium-ion unit can be charged up to 80% in 40 minutes with a 50 kW DC charger, or takes up to seven hours with a standard 7 kW charger.

As an advantage, this spec makes the battery pack bigger as compared to its direct rival – the Hyundai Kona (which was launched earlier this year) but the range that the MG ZS EV has to offer is also something to consider.

While there’s no official figure provided by the company yet, the number more than 400 km on a single charge has been doing rounds in the reports.

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Talking of the dimensions, the MG ZS EV is 4314 mm long, 1809 mm wide while it stands 1620 mm tall with a wheel span of 2579 mm, making a decent roof space on offer.

MG Motor India will also be setting up the country’s first 50 kW DC fast-charging stations across different cities in a bid to create the charging infrastructure to support EV sales. The automaker has tied-up with Fortum India to install the charging network and will first set-up the same at its showrooms in the 5 cities mentioned above.

 

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