MG launches ZS EV's 2021 facelift in India at ₹20.99 lakh with 419 km range
- The upgraded version comes with a 44.5 kWh hi-tech battery pack with a certified range of 419 km in one full charge.
- Rajeev Chaba, President, and MD of MG said that its pre-bookings numbers had surpassed the total number of EVs sold in India in 2019.
- The ZS EV will be offered in two variants — Excite and Exclusive. The Exclusive variant is priced at ₹24.18 lakh (ex-showroom).
Morris Garages is owned by SAIC UK, the European subsidiary of Chinese state-owned car maker formerly known as Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. The company entered the Indian market in 2019 with the MG Hector.
The model was first launched in January 2020, but this upgraded version comes with a 44.5 kWh hi-tech battery pack with a certified range of 419 km in one full charge. During the launch, the company said the battery had been extensively tested under varying weather conditions. And, is confident that it can offer a range between 300- 400 kilometres, depending on driving habits and terrain, among other factors - in real-world conditions.
Rajeev Chaba, President, and MD of Morris Garages India said that ZS EV had found great success in India, and its pre-bookings numbers have surpassed the total number of EVs sold in India in 2019. The ZS EV is one of the fastest-selling electric cars in the automaker's homeland, the UK.
Watch the full launch here:
MG ZS EV 2021 features and other details
The new ZS EV's interior comes with a host of new features such as an eight-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, cruise control, and the glowing logo on the front grille and six airbags.
The Exclusive variant will get a massive dual-pane panoramic sunroof, leather seats, power foldable outside rear-view mirror, rain-sensing wipers, six-way power-adjustable driver seat and the i-SMART EV 2.0 connected car features.
The car has also received a 5-star NCAP safety rating, making it one of the safest cars in its segment.
AdvertisementThe electric SUV will compete against Tata Nexon EV and Hyundai Kona's likes in the Indian market.
The EV infrastructure haunt
As India is still at a nascent stage in the EV industry, the charging infrastructure continues to haunt the buyers. However, Chaba said the car would come with an onboard charging cable. And, the customers will get the benefit of 21 fast chargers and 1000 plus DC fast chargers.
The company has partnered with Tata Power and Fortum to provide charging infrastructure to the buyers. It will also install fast chargers at the comfort of your home or office at no cost. The 7kW AC wall charger can juice up the battery in 6 to 8 hours.
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