MG is all set to conceive its second model in the lineup, in the form eZS electric SUV. The EV has been spotted on test partially draped in camouflage.
MG Motors has made a grand entry to the Indian car market with MG Hector. As we speak, the Hector stands sold-out for the year, and the bookings will probably re-open only around the next year. To keep the show running, MG is planning to launch eZS, an all-electric SUV by December this year. MG has been testing the eZS on the Indian soil for quite some time now and the upcoming model has been once again spotted on our roads.
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MG eZS has been spotted again on a test, wearing little camouflage this time.
The MG eZS isn't a new SUV to the world. It is an electric variant of MG’s ZS SUV which is a direct competitor to Hyundai Creta in the Chinese market. With 4,314 mm of length, 1,809 mm of width and 1,644 mm of height, eZS is similar in proportions to the Hyundai Creta. The eZS being a BEV uses an electric motor to pull with 150ps of maximum and 350nm of maximum torque to do a 0-50kmph sprint in just 3.1 seconds. The power source for the electric motors is a 44.5 kWh battery pack which provides a range of 335 km to the SUV on one complete charge.
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MG showed a teaser of the eZS SUV recently with sarcasm on the odd-even rule that is to be implemented in Delhi by 4th of November.
MG is playing strong to create a space for the eZS in the Indian market, to mark its debut analogous to the Hector's. Recently, the manufacturer released a teaser image for the electric SUV on a social media platform, taking some pun on the upcoming odd-even rule in Delhi. This was done in a way to showcase the leverage EVs profits the driver with, to completely abscond the hustles associated with fossil-fueled cars.
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On the inside the eZS is pretty identical to the regular ZS that is sold in China to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta.
In July, MG conducted a production trial of the eZS at its local manufacturing capacity in Halol, Gujrat, commemorating the world environment day. The production run, however, seemed successful and the manufacturer is all set to start the car’s production soon. The eZS will make its way to the showroom floor through a CKD route, wherein the parts of the kit will be imported from China and assembled together at the MG facility in Gujrat. While MG has already started to work on developing an EV charging grid across the major cities of the country, the brand will source batteries from CATL (which is the largest manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs in the world).
With crisp styling and decent proportions to fit five adults, we expect MG to price eZS a slice below than Hyundai’s Kona with a price tag of around 20 Lacs Ex-India.