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India-bound MG eZS electric SUV revealed at Guangzhou Motor Show

November 19, 2018, 12:09 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
India-bound MG eZS electric SUV revealed at Guangzhou Motor Show

-    MG has revealed their first ever electric car – the eZS – in China.

-    MG Motor plans to bring an electric vehicle to India by 2020 which will be locally assembled. 

The Chinese automotive market is the largest market for electric cars in the world. SIAC-owned MG has finally joined the bandwagon of electric cars and has revealed its first ever EV – the eZS. Based on the ZS crossover, the eZS comes as a rival to another India-bound car, the Hyundai Kona EV. 

The Chinese-owned British carmaker remains tightlipped about the powertrain details. But it is reportedly powered by a single electric motor sending power of around 148bhp and 350Nm to the front wheels. The electric range is expected to be around 400kilometres under the NEDC cycle with the facility of fast-charging.

Appearance wise, the eZS looks almost identical to the standard car both inside out. However, high-quality materials with glossy finish were seen inside the MG’s cockpit layout. The alloy wheels are new and reduce the drag in order to increase the range. The electric charging port is expected to be under the MG badge since it is nowhere to be seen around the entire car. 

Official details of the eZS will be revealed in coming months with actual production plans and market debut. It will first go on sale in China, before making its way to other markets. We think this might be the same electric vehicle that MG Motor India has planned to introduce in the country in 2020. This e-SUV will be built in India to keep the cost in check except for the powertrain which will be imported from SAIC China. When it arrives in the country, the eZS will face competition from another locally-built Hyundai Kona EV which is expected to be launched by 2019.

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