MG ZS EV to be launched in 10 new cities in India

A month after announcing the MG Reassure pre-owned vehicle unit, from which one can buy used MG ZS EV, MG has announced the second round of expanded availability of the new electric car. The company revealed that it will launch the MG ZS EV in 10 new cities in India.

MG ZS EV availability

The MG ZS EV was available in Delhi/NCR, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad initially. In June, the MG ZS EV became available in 6 more cities in India – Pune, Surat, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Chennai and Cochin. In all, there are 11 cities in India where the all-electric SUV has been available since then. Soon, it’s going to 10 new cities, which will take the count to 21 cities. Below are the locations where the company plans to launch its new electric SUV next:

  1. Kolkata
  2. Lucknow
  3. Ludhiana
  4. Coimbatore
  5. Dehradun
  6. Nagpur
  7. Agra
  8. Aurangabad
  9. Indore
  10. Vishakapatnam

Along with announcing the expanded availability in June, MG had introduced a contact-free technology suite ‘Shield+’ and new sanitisation processes. It had tied up with Medklinn’s Cerafusion sterilisation technology for the sterilisation of vehicle cabins.

Used MG ZS EV in India

Thanks to a new ‘MG Reassure’ pre-owned vehicle unit, customers can now purchase used MG ZS EV from MG. Under MG Reassure, MG acquires used MG ZS EV. These pre-owned units will go through various checks and get the necessary repairs. After that, customers looking for a used MG ZS EV can buy them directly from the company.

MG says that a customer can sell his/her MG ZS EV via MG Reassure without having to purchase a new MG vehicle. In other words, this is not an exchange programme. Then, the vehicle will go through more than 160 quality checks and the company will repair it if required before putting it on sale. Every used MG ZS EV in India will come with 3 years/unlimited km warranty, 3 years roadside assistance and 3 free services.

MG ZS EV Price

MG surprised everyone with the launch of MG ZS EV priced from Rs 20.88 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi in January. The ZS EV is available in two variants – ZS EV Excite priced at Rs 20.88 lakh and ZS EV Exclusive at Rs 23.58 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. Deliveries for ZS EV began in January across 5 cities – Delhi/NCR, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

And those who booked the electric SUV on or before 17 January 2020 get to pay Rs 1 lakh less as a special introductory price. For a hassle-free ownership experience, the company has launched MG eShield, a free-of-charge 5-year manufacturer warranty for unlimited kilometres on the car and 8 years/150,000 km warranty on the battery. MG Motor also offers 24×7 roadside assistance (RSA) for 5 years along with 5 labour-free services.

MG ZS EV dashboard - Auto Expo 2020
The MG ZS EV is available in Excite and Exclusive trims.

Powering the ZS EV is a 44.5 kWh battery pack driving a front-mounted electric motor. With a power output of 105 kW and 353 Nm of instant torque, ZS EV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.5 seconds on to a top speed of 140 km/h. The battery has a range of 340 km/charge and can be charged up to 80% in 50 minutes through a 50 kW fast charger installed at MG dealers.

The Excite variant is equipped with automatic projector headlamps with LED DRLs, keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, tyre pressure monitoring system and electronic parking brake. The Exclusive variant offers power-adjustable driver’s seat, PM 2.5 filter in the cabin, panoramic sunroof and rain-sensing wipers. Six airbags, ABS, ESC, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, rear parking camera and sensors come as standard.

MG Motor is claiming that the ZS EV comes at a running cost of under Rs 1 per km calculated up to 100,000 kilometres with preventive maintenance including parts, consumables, labour and taxes and as of January 2020 electricity rates in Delhi-NCR.

MG Motor India has installed 10 DC chargers at dealerships across India to overcome customers’ range anxiety issues. The carmaker has partnered with Fortum Charge & Drive India to set up 10 DC 50 kW super-fast charging stations at MG showrooms in the 5 cities that it has launched the car in. MG Motor offers an onboard cable with ZS EV and customers can also get an AC fast charger installed at their homes/offices, free of cost, done by Delhi-based eChargeBays.

MG ZS EV SpecificationsFigures
Length4314 mm
Height1620 mm
Width1809 mm
Wheel Base2585 mm
Wheel Size17 inches
Tyre Profile215/50 R17
SuspensionFront-MacPherson Strut
Rear-Torsion Beam
Brake SystemDisc
Motor TypeThree Phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Max Motor Output105 kW
Max Torque353 Nm
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)8.5 seconds
Battery Capacity44.5 kWh
Charger Connection TypeType 2 plus CCS
Estimated 7kW Charge Time
(0-80%)
6 to 8 hours
Estimated 50kW CCS Charge Time (0-80%) @ 50kW50 minutes
Range (ARAI)340 km