MG Motor unveils ZS EV to rival Hyundai Kona, outlines charge places

MG ZS EV electric SUV will be officially launched in January of 2020 and will rival Hyundai Kona which has a 23 lakh (ex showroom) price tag.
By : Shubhodeep Chakravarty
| Updated on: 11 Dec 2019, 11:23 AM
 ZS EV from MG Motor.
ZS EV from MG Motor.
 ZS EV from MG Motor.
ZS EV from MG Motor.

MG Motor on Thursday officially took the covers off ZS EV, its first all electric offering which would go head on against Hyundai's Kona when launched in January of 2020.

Highlighting that the ZS EV is as much about the vehicle as about the supporting infrastructure, MG Motor outlines out its plans to set up charging stations across five major cities in the country - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmadabad. Having partnered with a number of companies to ensure a seamless experience with regards to the battery - start to finish of life cycle, as well as for infotainment system, the company claims that the ZS EV will revolutionize the SUV segment and the electric mobility arena in India.

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So, the ZS EV - when launched, will come with a 7.5 KW charger unit which will help the car achieve its max potential of 340 kilometers on a single charge. It is also being offfered with a 45.2 kWh battery that has an IP67 rating to make it water proof and dust proof. The ZS EV, says MG, has been tested extensively for performance in Indian conditions and can withstand extreme weather patterns across the country. The all-electric motor is capable of generating 150PS of power and 350Nm of torque.

On the inside, the ZS EV will have the iSmart 2.0 system which is the next generation version of what is already in the Hector.

MG says that the cost of driving a ZS EV will be 10% of what it costs to drive a regular petrol vehicle of the same category and ability - all while ensuring that emissions are not a factor at all.

WATCH: First look at the new MG ZS EV

First Published Date: 05 Dec 2019, 01:43 PM IST
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