MG has finally launched it’s first fully electric SUV in India, at a price starting at INR 19.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), for customers who have booked the car before midnight on 17th January 2020. The ZS EV Excite is now available for INR 20.88 lakh while ZS EV Exclusive is available for INR 23.58 lakh.
MG has introduced the MG eShield, which provides privately-registered customers with a free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometres on the car and 8 years/150k km warranty on the battery. It also offers round-the-clock roadside assistance (RSA) for a period of 5 years for privately-registered cars, along with 5 labour-free services. The ZS EV comes at a running cost of under INR 1 per km. It also comes with maintenance packages starting at INR 7,700 for 3 years.
Each ZS EV comes with an on-board cable to charge anywhere. Customers can also get an AC fast charger installed at their homes/offices, free of cost, through MG’s association with Delhi-based eChargeBays. The carmaker has also partnered with Fortum Charge & Drive India to set up 10 DC 50 kW super-fast charging stations at select MG showrooms in 5 cities. Additionally, it plans to create an extended charging network across MG dealerships in select satellite cities along key routes and provide charge-on-the-go with RSA (Road Side Assistance).
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The exterior of the MG ZS EV is similar to the regular ZS which is sold globally. The grill of the car is also the charging point that can be accessed by lifting the logo of the car. The car is flanked by LED headlamps and gets a bumper featuring a wide central air-dam, the car gets ORVM’s with turn indicators in it’s side profile. This car gets a full panoramic sunroof which covers 90% of the whole roof area. The MG ZS EV is practical car with a good amount of storage and 448 litres of boot.
It got a 5 star in Euro NCAP safety rating six airbas, ABS with EBD, hill hold, hill descent control. TPMS, all seat-belts reminder. Under the hood the car is equipped with a 44.5kWh IP6 certified battery pack that produces 141ps of power and 353Nm of torque. The motor offers a range of about 340km on a single charge and it can go from 0-100 in just 8.5 seconds.