MG Motor is on a roll in the country and is geared up to unveil its first electric vehicle and its second car in India. The India-spec MG ZS EV will be unveiled in Dec, followed by a launch in early 2020.
After a lot of teasing and real-world test spy shots, the second electric car of India, the MG ZS EV, has been officially announced by the manufacturer and is now available on its Indian website. The new electric SUV will be unveiled on 5th December, 2019 and is expected to launch within the first quarter of 2020 to rival Hyundai’s Kona EV.
Design-wise, the MG ZS EV sports a curved roofline, gets a bold diamond finished grille and a swooping bonnet. We expect that the India-spec model with be feature-heavy and is touted to get a touchscreen infotainment system, auto headlamps, alloy wheels, connected car technology with Over-The-Air system, rain-sensing wipers and climate control features.
The details of the new electric vehicle are not yet out, but we expect it to carry forward the engine and battery from its European-spec model. The compact electric SUV is powered by an electric motor that produces 141hp and 353Nm of peak torque in the UK-spec model, comes with a 44.5kWh battery pack that has a claimed range of 300km, on a single charge. MG Motor lists that the battery takes 40mins for a 80% charge with a 50kW DC charger and for a full charge with a 7kW charger, it requires up to seven hours.
In terms of electric charging facilities and infrastructure, MG Motor India will set up the first 50kW DC fast-charging stations, across various cities, in the country. Stay tuned as we share more on the EV before its launch.