The new MG ZS EV had been launched a month ago and here is its Review, equipped with some new and minor changes MG finally again introduced its only electric facelift version in India. But before continuing Welcome to the next blog of the Review Series.
On The Point
MG ZS EV is powered by Permanent Synchronous Magnetic motors which produce 176.6PS of power and 280Nm of torque. The motor is further powered by a 50.3kWH battery pack which enables the vehicle to make a range of 461kms. The battery pack takes around 8.5 – 8 hours when charged with 7.4kW from 0-100%. While the 50kW CCS power source takes 60 minutes to charge the battery full from 0-100%.
On to its transmission, MG ZS EV is only available in Automatic transmission mode.
For more specs catch up on the Quick Specs sheet as under:
On its front, the major highlight, of the vehicle is the Full LED Hawkeye headlamps the same as the one seen on MG Astor. The headlamps setup also consists of LED DRLs on top of which indicators have been placed. The bumper is a new unit with chrome surrounds and also consists of ADAS sensors as well.
The side profile’s major highlight is the alloy wheel design which is just unique in the SUV segment. The roof rails have been finished in silver and the same finish is seen on the door claddings as well. The ORVMs also feature a blind-spot monitoring system.
The rear profile of the vehicle is absolutely stunning with the beautiful LED tail lamps which feature diamond cuts sort of treatment. The boot opening mechanism is somewhat felt borrowed from Volkswagen as it uses the rear logo as the opening switch of the boot.
Starting with the dashboard, the MG ZS EV features a new and clean dashboard design with a new 10-inch infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android. The infotainment system also features more than 70 features including the support for Remote AC temperature control, a Digital Bluetooth key, etc.
The central console features a charging pad along with standard USB ports. The drive switches have been placed just beside it with the parking brake finished in chrome. The twin cupholders along with the sliding rack have also been placed just behind it.
On to the driver’s seat, it gets a 12-way electric adjust, and the seat comfort level is also nice with a nice bolster on offer. Meanwhile, the steering also feels nice to hold with red stitching making it look sportier. The steering wheel also gets mounted controls for the infotainment system of course. The infotainment system is also a fully digital display showing a speedometer on its left and a power meter on its right. In the central area, a small-sized display is placed which shows all the information about the vehicle is displayed.
The rear compartment also feels nice with a good amount of knee room and legroom. However, the under-thigh support is not the best terms when compared to its rivals. The rear seat gets a 60:40 split seat with no further recline angles. Proper AC vents have been given for the rear passengers along with a standard USB type port and USB type C port as well below the AC vents. MG ZS EV also gets a rear armrest with twin cupholders which also adds to the convenience stuff of the vehicle.
MG ZS EV 2022 also gets a massive panoramic sunroof which can also be controlled from a voice command system and the boot capacity of the vehicle is decent enough for long drives.
Well, MG ZS EV happens to be one of the best EVs available in India but unfortunately, it gets some limitations as well which are as under:
- Exposed stuff: MG ZS EV has offered in a premium price range but even though there are certain areas that are clearly exposed such as the steering shaft which is clearly visible above the pedals.
- No Auto-dimming in IRVM: The IRVM of the MG ZS EV doesn’t feature an Auto-dimming function which is hugely disappointed at this price point and in this segment as well.
- Rear seat comfort: The rear seat of the MG ZS EV can be improved in terms of its comfort since it doesn’t get any further recline angles and even the under-thigh support is not the best. This makes it achieve a lower position when compared to its rivals in terms of comfort.
No doubt MG ZS EV Facelift is one of the best EVs available in the Indian market with its huge range of 461kms, long drives will be more fun than in any other EV. However, the only concern regarding these EVs is their charging time which is obnoxiously high (8-9hrs) when charged from a conventional charging socket.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from MG’s official website.