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MG Zs EV Official Review with Pros-Cons, Battery, Power, Charge

MG Zs EV Official Review with Pros-Cons, Battery, Power, Charge

MG Zs EV Comprehensively Explained in terms of Charging, Battery Range, Warranty, In Cabin Specifications, Space with MG Zs Excite and Exclusive Edition with Prices

 

MG Zs EV Electric Car Official Review

Care for Next Gen Mobility Solution which has no Engine, no Fuel Line and yes no Turbo Charger too but yet more Powerful than Internal Combustion Petrol and Diesel Engine

Welcome to the world of Electric Cars which run on Electric Motor and Charged with a Battery Set up !! MG Zs EV is what ready to be Pioneer in Segment and cater to buyers for Next Generation Eco Friendly Powerful Cars with an Aspiration of Powerful, Feature Loaded, Stylish SUV in 20 Lakh to 25 Lakh Price range in India

MG Zs EV through its Electric Motor Churns out 141 Bhp Power with impressive 353 Nm Torque, entire 353 NM Torque at 0 RPM. Start and move, no idling, no waiting and yes no Lag of any sort as otherwise required in Turbo Charged Diesel Engine Cars. The Car can make 0 to 100 Kmph Speed in just 8.5 seconds in Sports Mode.

Other than Sports are Eco and Normal Mode and yes is scintillating in Performance with reasonable good pickup in even Normal and Eco Mode. Also available are 3 Levels for Regenerative Braking Experience so as to recharge Battery on the go.

MG Zs EV as part of Initial Lot will be available in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad

 

 

MG Zs EV Battery, Charging

MG Zs EV to come equipped with 44.5 Kwh Lithium-ion battery with a Full Distance Range of 340 kms (take it as Mumbai to Pune and Back)

Battery Range: In terms of Range in real World Driving Condition - the range specified is when the car driven in Eco Mode. However, range expected to be reduced by around 15% when driven in Normal and further 15% in Sports Mode. Further is impact of Different Modes as selected for Regenerative Braking. So - in real World Scenario expect the car range to be in bracket of 250 to 270 Kms with Full Charge on day to day drive

The Battery as used in MG Zs EV is sourced through CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Company Limited) which is the World Largest Manufacturer of Lithium Ion Batteries 

Although CATL too is a Chinese battery manufacturer, but the batteries are considered highly reliable and BMW too using CATL Batteries, while Global Leader Tesla also signed in preliminary agreement to start using CATL in Upcoming Electric Car Range for China Market

As Claimed by MG Motors, its a 100% Maintenance Free Battery and under Normal Driving Conditions can last 2 Lakh Kms. You can even charge this Electric SUV through even a Normal Electric Plug Point. For Charging Options

  • Fast Charger of 7.5 KVA will be set up at Either Home or Office, which can charge MG Zs EV 80% in around 50 Minutes
  • Super Fast Charger of 50 KW at MG Dealerships + DC Superfast Charger can charge up the battery of the vehicle up to 80 percent in just 40 minutes
  • Fast Charging set up at Key Prominent Locations
  • In rare event of Battery been Discharged, RSA within 30 Minutes for Mobile Charging Support

Although Unofficial, but there can be synergies in near future on cross brand charging too so as to promote EV across in initial Life cycle.

For Peace of Mind Ownership - MG Zs EV to come Equipped with 5 Years Unlimited Kms Warranty + 5 Years RSA + 5 Labor Free Service

 

MG Zs EV Specifications Vs Hyundai Kona

  MG Zs EV Hyundai Kona
Length 4314 mm 4180 mm
Width 1809 mm 1800 mm
Height 1644 mm 1570 mm
Wheelbase 2585 mm 2600 mm
Boot Space 450 Litre 332 Litre
Wheels 17" 17 "
Ground Clearance 161 mm 172 mm

  

Some Key Features of MG Zs EV

  • MG Zs EV gets three driving modes (Eco – use it when low on Battery, Normal for Day to Day In City Usage as Mix of Battery and Performance and Sports Mode for Performance and Fun Oriented Drive) and three levels of regenerative braking
  • Connected car - with over a 100 voice commands, as what you in Hector. And even future 5G ready
  • Panaromic Sunroof as what MG Calls it Sky Roof with 80% of Roof Covered by Panaromic Sunroof in Exclusive Model
  • Soft Touch Dash Board. Electric Parking brake and Electric Circular Dial Type Gear Shift Knob. No Gear Lever as such. with park mode on top of the dial.
  • MG Zs EV EV air conditioning unit comes fitted with PM 2.5 Filters to provide fresh and healthy air inside your SUV cabin, thus maintaining healthy Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
  • Although Touchscreen System support over 100 Voice Command like as what seen in Hector, but unlike Hector, this is a different 8 Inch Multimedia AVN with I-Smart 2.0. which comes with 3 GB RAM and 6 Core Processor. Also support AccuWeather, Ganna and shows Charging Status in Infotainment System

 

MG Zs EV Safety

ABS, EBD, 6 Airbags, ESP. All 4 disc, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Hill Descent Control, build quality is properly heavy. The doors, boot, and hood have a lot of heft. Sound Insulation is just fantastic, 5 Star Safety Rating from Euro NCAP, Euro NCAP has most stringest safety

- Unlike Hector, comes with different 8 Inch Multimedia AVN, the battery % and range shown for navigation, radio, and car settings amongst other things.

 

 

Pros and Cons of MG Zs EV

  • Stunning Response in all 3 Modes - Eco, Normal, Sport with Extreme quick Acceleration
  • Stiff Suspension with Good Steering Dynamics, Very Light in City and Weighs up well on Higher Speed
  • Top Notch Safety with Standard ABS, EBD, 6 Airbags, ESP, Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System in both Model Variants
  • Aspiration Features - Panaromic Sunroof with 80% of Roof Covered, 100+ Voice Command, Connected Car Feature, Projector, Stylish DRL, 17 Inch Alloys looks Stunning
  • Good Rear Seat Legroom Space, Good Dash Layout with Soft Touch Plastic
  • Battery Reliability as made by CATL been the largest Battery Manufacturer in the World

 

Cons of MG Zs EV

  • Some Misses - No Rear AC Vents, No Rear Armrest, Projector are Halogen instead of LED one, No Fog Light, No Auto DIM IRVM
  • Ground Clearance is relatively lower at 161 mm 
  • Although legroom is good but Rear seat Under-Thigh Support is average for Taller Passenger. For someone with height of 5'3" may however feel under-thigh support is good
  • Not for MG Zs EV but for all Electric Vehicle is Charging Infrastructure which is at nascent stage

 

 

MG Zs EV Variants, Prices

To be available in 2 Variants Excite, Exclusive

While MG Zs EV Excite Edition is fully Loaded with all Standard Safety, Convenience, Styling and Infotainment Features. 

Its Exclusive Edition as Top Model to come as Differentiation of Panaromic Sunroof, Heated ORVM, Leather Seats, I-Smart 2.0 Connect Feature, Silver Roof Rails

Expected to be Priced around Rs 20 Lakh for Excite Edition with upto Rs 2.5 Lakh higher for Exclusive Edition

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