MG ZS EV Facelift will now be seen on the Indian roads. The company has set the price at INR 21.99 lakhs for the entry-level Excite variant, while the top-model MG ZS has been set at INR 25.88 lakhs. The new ZS EV gets aesthetics and feature updates similar to the ones from the petrol-engine MG Aster SUV. The company claims that the 2022 MG ZS EV offers a range of 461 km with a massive 50.3kWh battery pack. MG India has just opened bookings for the Exclusive variant, while the booking for Excite variant will start from July this year.
The changes are not only outer but the intrinsic changes have also been made. The previous 44.5kWh battery pack has been replaced with a bigger 50.3kWh battery. MG claims a range of 461 km with the bigger battery, which is 42 km more than the previous battery pack’s claimed range of 419 km.
The ZS EV is powered by a front-axle mounted electric motor that now produces 176hp and a torque of 353Nm, which means an increase of 33hp power over the previous model’s 143hp power output. The new ZS EV accelerates from 0-100kp/h in 8.5 seconds.
The facelifted ZS EV was unveiled globally in October last year and the new India-spec model is similar to the international version. Like its petrol-variant Aster, it gets slimmer headlamps with LED daytime running lamp signature and LED tail-lamps. The ZS EV gets many EV-like touches. Notable among these is a new body-colored, blanked-off frontal section that replaces the traditional grille. While the charging port is still on the grille, it is not behind the MG logo but is neatly hidden on the side. The front and rear bumpers are new for the EV as well and get sporty detailing. With the 17-inch alloy wheels, the SUV gets a new design. One can buy this SUV in four color options, viz. Ferris White, Currant Red, Ashen Silver, and Sable Black.
The interiors of the new ZS EV, however, don’t get drastic updates. The facelift got a new faux carbon-fibre trim around the dashboard. Alterations have also been made to the climate control buttons, which now look like the Astor. The ZS EV gets a bigger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system in place of the old 8.0-inch unit and a new 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster instead of the analogue dials.
- Other features:
The SUV has a 360-degree camera and rear-drive assist feature which includes blind-spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. Notably, MG ZS EV doesn’t get the Robot Assist installed on the dashboard of the Astor. In other standout features, the car includes the panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, digital Bluetooth key, hill descent control, ESC etc. For safety, it has got 6 airbags in it.