MG ZS EV & Hyundai Kona Electric – Auto Expo 2020 Live

The two electric cars that have unlocked the e-SUV segment of India have been displayed at the Auto Expo 2020. Since we have spoken at length about the two vehicles in past articles, we decided to do a comparison of the two with inputs from Bijliwali Gaadi.

MG ZS EV at Auto Expo 2020

Hyundai Kona Electric at Auto Expo 2020

Specification Highlights:

CarHyundai Kona ElectricMG ZS EV
Price (ex-showroom)Premium: Rs 23.72 lakh
Premium Dual Tone: Rs 23.91 lakh
Excite: Rs 20.88 lakh
Exclusive: Rs 23.58 lakh
CategoryCrossover 5 SeaterSUV 5 Seater
ColoursMarina Blue
Phantom Black
Polar White Dual Tone
Typhoon Silver
Polar White
Ferris White
Copenhagen Blue
Currant Red
MotorPermanent Magnet Synchronous MotorAC Synchronous
TransmissionAutomatic single speed reductionAutomatic single speed reduction
Drive LayoutFront wheel driveFront wheel drive
Power136 PS142.7 PS
Torque395 Nm353 Nm
Battery39.2 kWh Li-ion Polymer44.5 kWh Li-ion
Driving Range452 km ARAI Certified340 km ARAI Certified
Charging2 ports; fast charging & AC charging2 ports; fast charging & AC charging
Charging TimeAC 7.2 kW wallbox charging (0 to 80%):  6 hr 10 mins
2.8 kW portable charger fitted into 15 amp 3 pin socket (0 to 100%): 19 hrs
AC 7.4 kW wallbox chargine (0 to 80%):  6 hr
Portable charger fitted into 15 amp 3 pin socket (0 to 100%): 18 hrs
Fast Charging (0 to 80% with 50 kW charger)57 mins50 mins
Dimension (mm)4180x1800x1570 (LxWxH)4314x1809x1644 (LxWxH)
Wheelbase2600 mm2579 mm
Gross Weight1400 kg1491 kg
Ground Clearance170 mm205 mm
Boot Space332 L448 L
Tyre Pressure Monitoring SystemNoYes
Wheel Size215/55 R17215/55 R17
Front SuspensionIndependent MacPherspon Strut Anti-roll barIndependent MacPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionIndependent Multi-link coil springs shock absorbersTorsion Beam
Brakes Front/RearDisc/DiscDisc/Disc
Availability10 states5 states


Hyundai Kona ElectricMG ZS EV
Max. Speed167 km/h140 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 m/h9.7 seconds8.5 seconds
Drive ModeEco, Comfort, SportEco, Normal, Sport
TransmissionSingle speed reduction automaticSingle speed reduction automatic


Hyundai Kona ElectricMG ZS EV
Hill start/Descent assist control (HAC)YesYes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)YesYes
Virtual Engine Sound SystemYesNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Tyre pressure monitoring systemYesYes
Seat belt reminderFrontFront & Rear
Airbags6 (Driver, Passenger, Side Impact & Curtain)6 (Driver, Passenger, Side Impact & Curtain)


Hyundai Kona ElectricMG ZS EV
Push button startYesYes
Electric driver seat10-way adjustment6-way adjustment
Cruise ControlYesYes
Infotainment system7-inch touchscreen system with voice control8-inch touchscreen system with i-SMART support
ConnectivityAndroid Auto, Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto, Apple CarPlay
Smart KeyYesYes
Power SteeringYesYes
Power WindowsFront, RearFront, Rear
Battery Charge status indicatorYesYes
Drive TypeFWDFWD
Sun-roofElectric sunroofDual-panoramic sunroof
Air ConditionerYesYes with PM2.5 particle filter
Regenerative BrakingYesYes
Electronic Parking BrakeYesYes
Parking AssistReverse parking sensors, Rear camera with dynamic guidelinesReverse parking sensors, Rear camera with dynamic guidelines
Heated ORVMsNoYes
Heated and Ventilated seatsYesNo
Internet ConnectivityNo‘Internet Inside’


Hyundai Kona ElectricMG ZS EV
Battery Warranty8 year/160,000 km8 year/150,000 km
Vehicle Warranty3 year/unlimited km
3 years Road Side Assistance
5 year/unlimited km
5 years Road Side Assistance
Buy back optionNoYes