All-electric MG eZS Launched In UK, Coming To India Soon

The eZS will rival the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric in India.

  • Will mark MG’s foray into electric vehicles.
  • Offered in Excite and Exclusive variants with four color options to choose from.
  • Exterior highlights include LED DRLs, auto headlamps and foldable electric mirrors.
  • Interior features include 8-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof and heated front seats.
  • Will be powered by a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with an electric motor that delivers 143PS  and 353Nm.
  • Will launch in India by December 2019.

MG Motor has taken its first stab at EVs with the launch of an electric MG ZS compact SUV called the eZS in the UK. The compact EV is available in three exterior shades: Pimlico Blue, Arctic White, Black Pearl and Dynamic Red. In its UK spec, the eZS will be offered in the Excite and the Exclusive variant.

On the outside, the eZS resembles the ICE version of the SUV. Exterior highlights include LED DRLs, auto headlamps, LED tail lights, star rider grille with an integrated charging port and electronically heated, adjustable mirrors. The higher-spec Exclusive variant gets extra features like silver roof rails and foldable mirrors.

Inside, the eZS comes with a plethora of creature comforts and interesting gizmos. These include an 8-inch hi-res touchscreen with satellite navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming and DAB radio. Other features include a 4-speaker audio system, 6-way adjustable driver seat and standard fabric upholstery. The Exclusive variant gets additional features like leather upholstery, electronically powered driver’s seat, panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, a 6-speaker audio system and rear parking camera.

The MG eZS also scores brownie points in terms of practicality. It boasts 448 litres of boot space to provide additional storage for outdoor items. 

Under the bonnet, the electric SUV will be powered by a water-cooled 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is fed to a front-mounted electric motor which delivers 143PS of power and 353Nm of torque. These figures propel the compact SUV from 0-100kmph in 8.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 140kmph. The 44.5 kWh battery gives the eZS a range of upto 262km on a single charge on city-highway combined WTLP range. The city range alone goes up to 371km. The battery pack can be charged up to 80 per cent in 40 minutes when plugged into a 50 kW fast charger. A 7kW wall-box charger will extend the charging time to 6 hours. MG UK will offer a 7-year / 80,000-mile warranty on its SUV as well as its lithium-iron battery.

Aside from that, the MG eZS will get a rotary drive selector. It will also get up to 3 regenerative braking modes and Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes just like the Hyundai Kona Electric.

The electric SUV will come with MG Pilot driver assistance AI that consists of various features like Advanced Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. The higher-end Exclusive variant gets Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert as additional features. Safety features for the SUV include front and side airbags, ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, and ESP.

The MG eZS SUV will go on sale in the UK in September with a price tag of 28,495 pounds (Rs 24.49 lakh) for the lower-spec Excite and 30,495 pounds (Rs26.21 lakh) for the higher-end Exclusive variant. However, MG is providing a great offer for its first 1,000 customers, who stand to get a discounted price of 21,495 pounds (Rs 18.49 lakh) and 23,495 pounds (Rs20.20 lakh) on the two variants respectively. 

The eZS will be launched in India on December 2019 and is expected to have a price tag of Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom pan India). Once launched it will go up against the recently launched Hyundai Kona Electric in the Indian market.

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