2021 MG ZS EV electric SUV India Launch Highlights: Hyundai Kona electric rival gets better range, these updates

MG ZS EV Price in India, MG ZS EV All-Electric SUV Launch Highlights: The ZS EV primarily rivals the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric in the segment. Catch all the action from the launch event below in this LIVE blog.

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2021 MG ZS EV India Launch Live Highlights: The new 2021 MG ZS EV all-electric SUV has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 20.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The outgoing model was launched here around a year back and today, the electric SUV gets its first-ever update. As compared to the previous model that used to offer 340 km on a single full charge, the new 2021 MG ZS EV offers a claimed range of 419 km. In terms of prime features, the new 2021 model gets bits like iSmart EV 2.0 connected car tech along with panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay support, panoramic sunroof, heated ORVMs and more. Below are the highlights from the India launch event of the new 2021 MG ZS EV.

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2021 MG ZS EV Launch Highlights: MG ZS EV All-Electric SUV Price in India, Specs, Features, Images, Mileage

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    13:32 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Thanks for joining in!

    That's it from our side from the India launch event of the 2021 MG ZS EV electric SUV. Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. Until next time, ride/drive safe and Happy Motoring! 

    13:19 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    8 year battery warranty on 2021 MG ZS EV

    The new 2021 MG ZS EV has finally been launched in India and the electric SUV comes with a five-year, unlimited km warranty. Moreover, you get 8 year/1,50,000 lakh km warranty on the battery. More details below.

    12:54 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Now available in 31 cities!

    The company has expanded the reach of the MG ZS EV for the customers in India. Having said that, with the launch of the new model, the brand has announced that the all-electric is now available in 31 Indian cities across the country. Below is the list of those cities. Is yours on the list?

     

    12:51 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    2021 MG ZS EV Prices in India out!

    The new 2021 MG ZS EV has been launched in India for a starting of Rs 20.99 lakh and the electric SUV continues to be on offer in two variants namely Excite and Exclusive, with the latter one costing Rs 24.18 lakh. Below is what all you get in both the variants of the new 2021 MG ZS EV.

    12:47 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Gets a new HT (Hi-Tech) battery, delivering better range

    The new 2021 MG ZS EV gets a new 44.5 kWh HT (Hi-Tech) battery and the company claims that this one is fit for all weather conditions. The company reveals that the new battery, under standard conditions has delivered a certified range of 419 km and hence, in real world conditions, you can cover 300 to 400 km on a single full charge. The battery on the previous model used to deliver 340 km range.

    12:39 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    The launch event has started!

    The India launch event of the 2021 MG ZS EV has started. All thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the event is being hosted on Youtube and the company's official Facebook handle. In case you feel too lazy to read, below is the link to the LIVE stream of the event. 

    12:27 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    0 to 100 in 8.5 seconds. Will the new model beat that?

    The existing MG ZS EV can sprint from a standstill to 100 kmph in 8.5 seconds. As the new model is expected to come with an improved battery and some updates, you can expect to see a slightly better acceleration time. The launch is about to get underway, so stay tuned! 

    12:10 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    MG ZS EV electric SUV availability in India

    The MG ZS EV was introduced in India for the first time in January 2020, which is around one year back. The ZS EV was initially being retailed only in five cities namely Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. Now, the company is selling the vehicle in 21 Indian cities and with the launch of the new model, the list is expected to expand a bit further.

    11:57 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    The launch event is about to start!

    The India launch event of the new 2021 MG ZS EV will start in just a few minutes from now. The new model will most likely bring an improved battery pack with better range, new features and a slight tweak in design is also expected. 

    11:44 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    And we have made a separate video on charging station cost, time, process etc. as well!

    Apart from the long-term review video of the MG ZS EV, we have also made a video explaining the charging station cost, time, process, etc in which you will get to know a lot of information on the all-electric SUV in terms of its charging and also, how is it to live with an electric car in India.

    11:18 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Meanwhile, watch our long term review of MG ZS EV!

    As the launch of the new 2021 MG ZS EV is still a few minutes away, you can watch our detailed long term review of the electric SUV. Let us know in the comments what you think of it! 

    11:13 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Quick look at the charging time, basic specs of the current model

    The MG ZS EV in its present form, comes with a permanent magnet synchronous motor that delivers a power output of 143hp along with an impressive 353Nm of torque. The 44.5kWh battery can be charged till 80 percent in 16-18 hours using a 15A home socket. Moreover, the company offers a 7kW AC wall charger with the car that can juice up the battery in 6 to 8 hours. If you want even quicker charging, a 50kW DC fast charger can charge the battery in just 50 minutes. 

    11:08 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Can it become the longest range SUV in India?

    The new update for the MG ZS EV is expected to bring along an improved battery that should not only help in extracting a better performance out of this 'silent' SUV, but also deliver a better range. Currently, the EV offers a range of 340 km on a single full charge and with the updated version, we are expecting the range to be close to 500 km. 

    11:00 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    2021 MG ZS EV expected price in India

    The new 2021 MG ZS EV will come with an improved range, better battery and also, some new features. That said, a considerable premium can be expected and hence, we are expecting the new model to be launched in India at a starting price of close to Rs 22 lakh. The current model, in comparison, is on sale at Rs 20.88-23.58 lakh (ex-showroom, India). 

    10:35 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Expected features on 2021 MG ZS EV

    The existing model comes with bits like halogen projector headlamps with LED DRLs and you also get 17-inch alloy wheels. Moreover, the EV comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and cruise control. Apart from these, the MG ZS EV powered driver seat, panoramic sunroof and also, a PM 2.5 air filter, auto wipers, power foldable wing mirrors and connected car tech. All these features should be retained on the new model as well along with the inclusion of some new ones. That said, you can expect to see an updated infotainment system and more. 

    10:16 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Expect a slight tweak in design

    The MG ZS EV electric SUV has been in India for around one year now. The first update for the said EV is expected to bring new features and an improved battery that should translate to offering better range. Apart from that, you can also expect to see subtle changes in design in order for a fresher visual appeal. The curtains will lift in a few minutes from now, so stay tuned for all the action!

    09:56 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Why the need for an update!

    Because the competitiveness is growing in almost every segment of electric vehicles. While the MG ZS EV only competes with the likes of the Hyundai Kona electric, it will be meeting some new rivals on the battlefield in the coming times. The Kona offers a claimed range of 452 km on a single full charge and on the other hand, the ZS EV currently offers 340 km. That said, in order to compete more efficiently in this space, expect the new 2021 model to come with an improved battery, better range and of course, new features. 

    09:37 (IST)08 Feb 2021
    Welcome to 2021 MG ZS EV Live Blog!

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the LIVE blog of 2021 MG ZS EV. The India launch will be taking place in just a few minutes from now. This is the first time that the ZS EV will be getting an update. Stay tuned and enjoy the proceedings! 

    The new 2021 MG ZS EV primarily rivals the likes of Hyundai Kona Electric in the sub Rs 30 lakh electric SUV segment.

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