MG eZS has been spied in India ahead of its launch. The upcoming Hyundai Kona EV rival will become the next big launch from the British marque.
MG Motor took its first move in the India market with the launch of the MG Hector. MG Hector has been receiving positive responses from the market. After getting overwhelming initial success, MG Motor got down to work with the second model for the India market – an all-electric SUV named MG eZS. Recently, the MG eZS test mule was spotted in Vadodara.
MG eZS is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2019
MG eZS measures 4,314 mm in length, 1,809 mm in width, and 1,620 mm/1,644 mm in height. The pure electric vehicle sports a wheelbase of 2,585 mm and a ground clearance of 161 mm. An electric motor that generates 150 PS and 350 Nm will be used on the MG electric SUV. This electric EV can sprint from 0 to 50 kmph in 3.1 seconds. Electric power is stored in a 44.5 kWh battery pack. This battery pack can deliver a range of 335 km from one full charge. With an AC charger, it takes 6 and a half hours to fully charge the battery, while the fast charger allows the battery to be filled by 80 per cent in 30 minutes. MG eZS’s power consumption is rated at 13.8 kWh/100 km.
To keep a price competitive price, MG eZS will be locally assembled
Earlier, it is reported that the all-electric SUV will be imported via the CBU route and depending on the demand for this SUV, MG Motor might consider assembling this model locally. However, this plan has come to an unexpected turn. It is confirmed that MG Motor will localize the MG eZS right from the beginning in order to keep the price under check.
One major reason for British carmaker’s change of heart is the competitive pricing from the Hyundai Kona, its direct competitor. Hyundai Kona was launched recently at the starting price of Rs 25.3 lakh. MG eZS is expected to arrive India market around the festive season this year. The price range is likely to fall in the Rs 20-25 lakh bracket. MG eZS was launched in the UK in two variants, Excite and Exclusive.