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    MG ZS EV Key Specifications

    Price₹ 21.00 Lakh onwards
    TransmissionAutomatic
    Fuel TypeElectric
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    MG ZS EV Summary

    The 2021 MG ZS EV has been introduced in India with a price tag of Rs 21 lakh (ex-showroom). The updated model is available in two variants, Excite and Exclusive, priced at Rs 21 lakh and Rs 24.18 lakh, respectively.

    Compared to the outgoing model, the 2021 MG ZS EV gets an updated iSmart system with Hinglish voice commands. This technology enables the vehicle to respond to over 35 Hinglish voice commands that operate various car functions such as opening the sunroof (Khul Ja Sim Sim), turning on the radio (FM Chalao), and adjusting the AC temperature controls (Temperature Kum Kardo). The ground clearance of the ZS EV has been increased by 16mm, and now stands at 177mm. The model also rides on new 215/55 R17 tyres.

    Design highlights of the 2021 MG ZS EV include projector headlamps, LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, and an integrated rear spoiler. Inside, the model comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, three-level Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS), drive modes, electric parking brake, six airbags, HSA, HDC, reverse parking camera and sensors, as well as a pedestrian warning system. The 2021 MG ZS EV is powered by a 44.5 kWh battery that continues to produce 143bhp and 353Nm of torque. The model has a claimed range of 419kms (up from 340kms), and can sprint from 0-100kmph in 8.5 seconds. The ZS EV can be charged with a 50kW DC fast charger that enables 0-80 per cent charge in 50 minutes, while a standard AC charger takes six to eight hours for a full charge.

    MG ZS EV Price

    MG ZS EV price starts at ₹ 21.00 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 24.21 Lakh. The price of Electric version for ZS EV ranges between ₹ 21.00 Lakh - ₹ 24.21 Lakh.

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    ZS EV Excite

    ₹ 21.00 Lakh
    Electric, Automatic
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    ZS EV Exclusive

    ₹ 24.21 Lakh
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    CarWale's Take on MG ZS EV

    • Good Things
      • Pretty conventional to drive and live with
      • Host of creature comfort with a long list of features
      • Compliant with IP67 protection
    • Could be Better
      • Charging infrastructure has still got a long way to go
      • Currently on sale in limited cities across the country
      • Available with a single powertrain option

    MG ZS EV Verdict

    Electrification push in India is happening and MG Motors aims to be in the forefront with the introduction of the ZS EV. Launched at a competitive price, the electric SUV aims to be an alternative for the likes of Compass and Harrier for the environmentally conscious car buyers. What’s more, it is a pretty easy and convenient car to live with.

    MG ZS EV Review

    The MG ZS EV is an all-electric SUV based on the popular MG ZS that is sold abroad. We, however, will get the EV variant only. So, let's take a look at this second product from the British carmaker for the Indian market.

    What is it?

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    Why should I buy it?

    Good range for an EV, easy to charge, supports long distance travel

    Why should I avoid it?

    Sophisticated electronics and battery could make repairs expensive

    What is it?

    The MG ZS EV is an all-electric SUV based on the popular MG ZS that is sold abroad. We, however, will get the EV variant only. So, let's take a look at this second product from the British carmaker for the Indian market.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    The exterior appearance of this pure EV is similar to the regular ZS crossover available globally save for some ‘Electric’ badges. The car's fascia has a signature MG look and features a diamond-studded grille pattern with chrome surround identical to the ones we had seen on some Mercs. This grille also houses the car's charging point that can be accessed by lifting the illuminated logo. And it’s flanked by sharp LED headlamps and gets a front bumper featuring a wide central air-dam. Apart from the silver roof rails, large windows and ORVMs with turn indicators in its side profile, what strikes one's attention are the windmill inspired alloy wheels. Then, round at the back too, one can see large LED tail lamps. Further, a tall stance, neatly sculpted lines and its overall proportions and design clearly make it a proper five-seater SUV that should attract an Indian buyer.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    How is it on the inside?

    MG ZS EV Interior

    Getting in and out of the cabin is easy and you will quickly appreciate the quality of materials used inside. Especially, the black faux leather that feels premium, soft-touch materials all over and even the contoured seats, which are comfortable with them being adequately padded. Yet, despite the driver’s seat being six-way electrically adjustable it would have been a bonus if the steering was a telescopic one to get the perfect driving position. Otherwise layout is good with most controls within the driver’s reach. Then, the second row does miss a centre arm rest and air-con vents. And even though it can accommodate three people without much discomfort, this seat could have done with better under-thigh support. It still is a practical cabin with a good amount of storage and stowage slots along with cup-holders. And there’s a huge boot space of 448litres accommodating luggage of all kinds of shapes and sizes.

    MG ZS EV Interior

    A five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, six airbags, ABS, EBD, hill-hold, hill descent control, TPMS, all seat-belts reminder and even three-point seatbelt in the second row are a part of the safety suite. Coming to the equipment, it gets a fair share of new age features too. Though the screen isn’t as big as the one in the Hector, this ZS EV features an updated version of the infotainment system. It is dubbed as the iSmart EV 2.0 and gets a new graphic interface and improved hardware over the Hector’s iSmart system. Interestingly, the iSmart EV 2.0 also features music from Gaana app, weather by Accuweather and real-time maps with charging station locator from TomTom. Voice commands work without much fuss and it's also equipped with an embedded SIM card for internet connectivity and even for connecting to an external home Wi-Fi network or mobile hotspot.

    MG ZS EV Interior

    Sure it misses out on some features like fog lamps, ambient lighting, wireless and fast charging but the automatic climate control, cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, DRLs, keyless entry, etc. make up for a decently packed interior. Also, the panoramic sunroof was one of the Hector's USP and it was much appreciated by the buyers. Consequently, MG provided a huge roof in the ZS EV as well, to add to the feeling of space and boost the ambience inside the cabin. Another highlight in the ZS EV's cabin is an inbuilt PM 2.5 air filter. There's a CO2 saver feature which displays the amount of carbon-dioxide the owners are saving in real-time. It is all in an attempt to further its green quotient.

    MG ZS EV Interior

    However, what differentiates it from a regular car is the electric system that it's equipped with. Whenever the ZS SUV is put on charge, the MG logo on the front grille glows up to indicate that the SUV is getting charged. Once the glowing stops, it means the charging is complete. Interestingly, the battery level reaches from 0 to 80 percent battery capacity within 50 minutes thanks to a 50kW DC fast charger installed at dealerships. On the other hand, a 7.4kW AC home charger, which will be set up at the owners’ homes or offices, will take around 6-8 hours for a full charge. What's more, MG India will also provide an on-board portable cable free with the ZS EV that can be plugged into a wall socket.

    MG ZS EV Interior

    How does it drive?

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    Whether you are driving an EV for the first time or not, the ZS will astonish you with the way it gets off the mark. It is super silent, in fact, you will have to rely on the instrument cluster to understand that it is on once you push the start button. Slot the rotary knob in the centre console in 'D', leave the brake and press the accelerator to be instantly pushed back into the seat. It just sprints away. Since this is completely different from an IC engine powered petrol/diesel vehicle, there's no turbo to spool and there's 353Nm of instantaneous torque available. This electric vehicle is equipped with an electric motor which puts out 143bhp of power. MG claims 0-100kmph time in just 8.5 seconds and we believe it as it feels good enough to sprint that fast.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    This motor draws power from a 44.5kWh, liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery, delivering a claimed range of 340km. Which also means, owners won't have much of range anxiety as compared to other electric cars. The battery pack features a sophisticated management system and an IP-67 rating, which means it’s water-resistant up to one metre. Then, there are three levels of regenerative braking in which a kinetic energy reverse system stores the extra generated power for later when you'll need it.

    MG ZS EV Interior

    But more importantly, there are three driving modes (Eco, Normal and Sport) which clearly can be distinguished through the throttle response. Not that it's very subdued in the Eco mode, but surely less aggressive than in the Normal mode in order to save some battery and give one a better range. Normal is good enough to strike a balance between economy and performance, but Sport brings out the animal out from the ZS. Overtaking and filling gaps in traffic is easy and makes other cars feel like a joke by zooming ahead of them. Even cruising at triple digit speeds feels like a breeze.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    It’s impressive even on the ride and handling bit. The steering is nice and light and has just 2.5 turns lock-to-lock meaning the driver doesn't have to muscle around the SUV in town or while parking. It does provide adequate feedback, weighs up with speeds but does have an artificial feel to it. But that's not a deal-breaker as its good for city and highway use with the vehicle showing excellent straight-line stability.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    With mostly straight roads in Delhi, we couldn't assess how good it will be around corners or switchbacks. But it feels planted enough to not make us feel nervous or anything, which we anyway will ascertain soon in our complete road test. Still, brownie points to MG for striking the right balance between softness and firmness in tuning the suspension. The set-up is well tuned for our road conditions as it rides flat on well-paved roads at high speeds with not much of pitching or yawing on undulations. The same is the case at slow speeds and even on battered roads. It isolates even sharp-edged potholes or joints on the road without sending a jolt into the cabin.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    Should I buy one?

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    The underlying question here is - If I can buy one? And the answer is No. Primarily because the car isn't launched yet. And now believing that MG has received quite a good response for its bookings, one might have to wait for a longer duration to get it even after its launch in January. But then, production has already started and the ZS EV will be initially sold only in five cities – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Mumbai. So once on sale, its looks, practicality of an SUV, lightning performance, good range and excellent ride quality will appease car buyers with check marks on almost all of their primary demands. What might still hold them back is the expensive battery and dependency of imported parts. Otherwise, it's a great step from MG to help the Indian government in faster adoption of electric vehicles. An affordable price backed by adequate infrastructure and government incentives should easily make it sell in our market.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

    Where does it fit in?

    On an average, any electric vehicle is twice as expensive as the comparable petrol/diesel car. And with an expected pricing of Rs 20-25 lakhs it will go up against the Hyundai Kona EV, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in India.

    MG ZS EV Exterior

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    MG ZS EV User Reviews

    • 4.4/5

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    • MG ZS EV 2021 - Currant Red Exclusive (My EV beast)
      MG ZS EV Red Current Exclusive model - 2 months (~2700Kms), This car exterior looks are stunning and gives a proper SUV look. Just fell in love with it. Performance and range is just amazing. range: 300-350. I have already driven a long trip of 3 days of about 1100 kms without having hassle of charging issues. A little bit of planning required and you will enjoy your journey. It really feels like a flight taking off when we switch to sport mode and accelerate from 0 to 100, which generates massive torque of 350 nm and a rubber band effect while cruising in. Charging infra in Bengaluru is too good and its growing rapidly, but govt. and charging infra companies need to understand that more than in Cities the charging stations are required in Highways. In Cities mostly we use home charging which is way too much to daily commute. Overall its a pleasure and pride to own an EV. Doesn't matter whether its MG or TATA or Mercedes or Hyundai. Yes the EV car prices are expensive, but very soon its going to reduce as battery technology improves. I also see there is lot of lack of knowledge and myths about EV's in people which I will try to cover in my very first blog soon. I will try to address below questions about EV. 1) Why EV? 2) Can I go for long drives in EV? 3) Resale value of EVs? 4) Are EVs really environment friendly? 5) Charging apps and Home Charging facilities 6) Battery technology trends 7) MG ZS EV (I Own) 8) Ather 450X (I Own) 9) Other EVs 10) Regenerative Breaking
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    • Bought MG ZS EV
      I bought an mg zs evand the experience was great. The staff is experienced and customer handling is best. i am happy with mg motors. services.
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    • Genuine review
      Best electric car in Indian market. Imported from Netherlands and assembled in Gujarat. Having a battery pack of 44.5 kwh range of 300-400 km. Will get a minimum range of 300km with ac and 370km without ac ( Nexon is having 30kwh battery 180-250 km range will get a minimum range of 180km with ac and 250 without ac).
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    • MG ZS E V
      Best car in segment. Go for it. I like it. The best comfortable car. It has a very good engine and does not sound like a single burr. It is my best car I think in this segment. Go for it. Go for it please.
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    • VALUE FOR MONEY - GO FOR IT!!!!!
      The car performs as expected. One charge range is around 260-270 kms on highways at 100 km/h with air-conditioning turned on. The range increases to 300-310 kms if speed is reduced to 80 km/h on highways with air-conditioning turned on. In city conditions, if driven on a light foot at a speed up to a max of 65 km/h, the range increases to 345-355 kms with air-conditioning turned on. The range increases by about 15% for full charge if air-conditioning is turned off. I have done 2 trips to Chennai and back from my home town (erode) which is around 420-430 kms away, With one stop of 30-40 minutes for charging in a 50kw charger during which I have my breakfast in the hotel right next to it. The total cost worked out to around Rs.1.5/ per km when you when you average the charging cost done at home with the charge done at the highway using the 50kw charger. The cost reduces further to Rs. 0.70 - 0.80 paise if charged only at home during everyday use. It makes sense to buy an EV only if you do a minimum of 1700-2000 kms per month. If your monthly running is any lesser, It would make more sense to buy a petrol car and use the extra money that would have been used to buy the EV on fuel. A lot of charging stations are coming up on highways which would make it easier to travel in an EV. The only catch is you have to plan an extra hour in your travel time for charging which I personally feel is ok, when you consider the money saved on fuel. I personally would have shelled out Rs.7500/- on a round trip of 1000 kms using my ICE car. I paid a total of Rs.1500-1600/- on the same round trip combining the charging cost at home with the charge done at the public charging station.
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    FAQs About MG ZS EV

    Q: What is the on road price of MG ZS EV?

    The on-road price of ZS EV in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 22.34 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 25.67 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona Electric?

    ZS EV price starts at ₹ 21.00 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with cc engine. Whereas Kona Electric price starts at ₹ 23.79 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of MG ZS EV top model?

    Top model of ZS EV is Exclusive and the ex-showroom for ZS EV Exclusive is ₹ 24.21 Lakh.

    Q: What is the charging time required to fully charge the MG ZS EV?

    It takes 16 Hrs to fully charge the MG ZS EV.

    Q: What is the driving range of MG ZS EV?

    MG ZS EV can be driven upto 419 Km in one full charge.

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