The updated 2021 MG ZS EV is receiving minor cosmetic updates as well as major interior upgrades. The all-electric SUV comes with a starting price of Rs. 20.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
MG Motor India has started 2021 positively with the launch of the Hector Facelift in India. The Chinese-owned British carmaker has now unveiled an updated model of its all-electric SUV, the MG ZS EV, in the country.
The MG ZS EV 2021 now comes with an all-new HT battery, 17-inch wheels, increased ground clearance, and the i-Smart EV 2.0 Eco Tree Challenge feature. The SUV received its first update since its launch more than a year ago. MG has priced the 2021 MG ZS EV at Rs. 20.99 lakh for the Excite variant, while the exclusive variant cost Rs. 24.18 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
It is MG’s second product in India for 2021 after Hector facelift. Like the previous model, it will be assembled locally at the Halol manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The automaker continues to offer SUVs in two variants: Exclusive and Excite.
MG ZS EV Features
Visually, the overall design remains unchanged and continues with a deep concave grille with chrome accents, London Eye projector headlights with LED DRLs, LED taillights, and 17-inch aluminum-alloy cast wheels inspired by windmills, roof rails, and rear spoilers ORVM side indicators, body-colored bumpers, and more. In terms of dimensions, the MG ZS EV is 4314 mm long, 1809 mm wide, 1620 mm high and the wheelbase is 2585 mm. The company increased the ground clearance to 177 mm and also raised the battery position by 205 mm.
The cabin of the MG ZS EV 2021 has been thoughtfully designed with an all-black interior combined with a leather instrument panel, leather seats and chrome-plated door handles giving it a premium look. There’s also an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MG’s i-Smart EV 2.0 system. It also still has three driving modes: Sport, Normal and Eco. The SUV also has a dual-panel panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, cruise control, automatic headlights, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, start and stop button with smart entry, electronic gear shift knob, PM filter, and more. In terms of safety, the SUV comes with six airbags, ABS, brake assist, ESC, electric parking brake, tyre pressure monitoring, ISOFIX mounts, hill start assist, hill descent control, a rearview camera, parking sensors, heated wing mirrors, and more.
2021 MG ZS EV engine details
Mechanically, the SUV is still equipped with the same Hi-Tech IP6 certified 44.5 kWh battery pack powered by a synchronous permanent magnet motor. It develops 141 bhp of maximum power compared to the maximum torque of 353 Nm. The automaker claims the battery offers a maximum range of 419 km when fully charged. It can reach 0-100 km/h in just 8.5 seconds thanks to UAES Power Electronics (PE) solutions. The company claims that the MG ZS EV can be fully charged in six to eight hours via a standard AC charger. However, the 50 kW DC fast charger is able to deliver up to 80 percent power in just 50 minutes.
The new MG ZS EV will now be available in 31 cities across the country. The all-electric SUV continues to receive MG’s electronic protection program, which includes an unlimited 5-year warranty, 5-year roadside assistance, 5 labor-free services, and 5-way charging infrastructure. The company also offers a battery warranty of 8 years or 1.5 lakh kilometers.
2021 MG ZS EV Price In India
When it comes to price differences, the updated MG ZS EV is now up to 60,000 rupees more expensive than the outgoing model. The MG Excite EV is priced at Rs. 20.99 lakhs. The exclusive variant is priced at Rs. 23.58 lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
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