2021 MG ZS Facelift Revealed In UK, Likely To Make Its Way To Indian Shores Next Year

by Jatin Chhibber | 09/07/2020
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The new MG ZS facelift has been recently unveiled in the UK and is expected to hit the Indian shores by early 2021. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

MG Motor has unveiled the new 2021 ZS facelift in the UK. The new MG ZS features subtle styling tweaks along with an upgraded cabin. Earlier, reports suggest that the carmaker is planning to introduce the gasoline version of the ZS SUV for the Indian market, which will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. We expect the automaker to introduce the facelifted model of the SUV in India by next year. In terms of design changes, the SUV employs a new hexagonal grille up front surrounded with chrome accents. The car also gets a new looking front bumper and LED headlamps with integrated DRLs. The side profile of the SUV remains largely similar to the outgoing model, but it gets a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels.

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front-side-look-of-ZS

Once launched, it'll compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos

The rear profile of the SUV gets new LED taillights and new bumper design. The cabin of the new 2021 MG ZS will get a larger 10.1-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system. In comparison, the ongoing model is equipped with an 8-inch unit. The infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, the SUV also gets piano-style control buttons on the centre console for the audio system and AC. The top-spec trim gets a fully digital instrument console, 360-degree camera, and navigation system. Mechanically, the MG ZS facelift remains the same as the outgoing model. The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre N/A gasoline motor, which puts out 106bhp of peak power and 150 Nm of max twisting force.

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The updated SUV will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol motor

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The ZS can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in just 11 seconds and can touch a top speed of 175 kmph. Few markets could also get the 1.0-litre three-pot turbocharged petrol motor that produces 103bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 4-speed MT or 6-speed automatic. Moreover, the Chinese-spec MG ZS is offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox for the 1.0-litre 3-pot petrol mill. The SUV is also offered with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring to ensure the safety of the occupants.

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