MG Motor India, stylized as Morris Garages, is the Indian subsidiary of Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited. The subsidiary was setup in the year 2017 and began its sales and manufacturing operations in 2019 in Gujarat. MG Motor has launched its second product in India and it is not any regular ICE-powered vehicle, but an electric vehicle. It has promising a driving range of 340 km on a full charge. MG Motor India entered the EV space with complete ecosystem.MG ZSEV has head to head competition with Hyundai Kona.
MG motors ZSEV has got very good response on booking (Approx. 2500 Nos.) and this number is significantly higher than last year total EV sales ( 1071 Nos.) The ZS EV will initially launch in the Delhi region, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The highest number of bookings for the model came from Bengaluru, followed by Hyderabad. The central government’s thrust on EVs is fuelling these plans. A reduction in the goods and services tax on EVs to 5 per cent, from 12 per cent, has helped.
Fully electric car ZS EV in India at Rs 20.88 lakh (Excite variant) in comparison the Hyundai Kona is priced at Rs 23.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The ZS EV comes with an ‘eShield’ package that has free-of-charge five-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited km on the car, 8 years/150,000 km warranty on battery and also includes 24 hr. roadside assistance for a five-year period for private registered cars. The ARAI-certified range of the ZS electric vehicle is 340 km. vehicle has 3 driving modes (Normal, Sport and Eco). The new electric vehicle can touch a maximum speed of 140 kmph.
Vehicle is little wider than its rival Hyundai Kona where as in terms of height it is somewhat shorter. The exterior features include chrome grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, rear spoiler, silver finish roof rails and 17-inch alloy wheels. The bumper too gets a standard design with large vents, black cladding, silver accents and a faux skid plate. Currently MG ZS EV is available in three color options — Ferris White, Copenhagen Blue and Currant Red. MG ZS EV has not radically different looks from competition, still catches eyes.
Interiors, It is all black cabin with minimum chrome. You will come across 20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment system, 8.9 cm multi-information display, multifunction steering wheel, 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, dual-pane panoramic sunroof and PM 2.5 filter. The driver seat is electrically adjustable and seats itself are comfortable offering enough support. 4 Adults can be accommodated comfortably.
|Overall Length (mm)|
Width excluding mirrors (mm)
Overall Height (mm)
Wheel Base (mm)
1620 & 1644 including Roof rails.
|Electric Motor Type|
Max. Power (PS@rpm)
Max. Torque (Nm@rpm)
|Three Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor |
|HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY |
|Battery Capacity (kWh)|
Charger Connection Type
Estimated 7kW Charge Time (0-80%)**
Estimated 50kW CCS Charge Time (0-80%) @ 50kW**
Type 2 plus CCS
6 to 8 hours
|Tyre & Wheel||215/50 R17 Diamond cut Machined Alloy Wheel|
| Suspension- Front|
|MacPherson Strut |
Safety is Paramount –
Special focus has been provided on the new MG ZS electric vehicle. It has cleared five stars at the Euro NCAP crash tests. Key safety features of the EV includes six airbags (dual front, side, curtain), ABS with EBD and brake assist, hill start assist, hill descent control, electronic stability control, electric parking brake & rear seat belt reminder.
EV SPECIFIC FEATURES –
1 BATTERY & RANGE STATUS Know current battery level, real time remaining range on the app.
2 CHARGING INFORMATION Know the time remaining to charge, charging current & voltage when the vehicle is on charge on the app.
3 VOICE RECOGNITION Find nearby charging stations, check battery status and remaining range via voice commands. Over 100+ voice commands activated by saying “Hello MG”
4 ECO-FRIENDLY UPDATES Know contribution made to the environment in terms of CO2 saved & share it with friends.
5 360 SPIDER NAVIGATION Know the dynamic range in each direction from your current location based on the traffic/road conditions
6 RANGE ALERT Get alerts if the distance is out of the car’s remaining range and suggestions for the nearest charging station at the location where the range ends.
7 CHARGING STATION INFORMATION Search the charging stations on the inbuilt maps and get detailed information about them.
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