Within a few days after launching it officially in India, MG has announced that the new ZS EV is sold out for 2022. The new facelifted version of the electric SUV has amassed massive response, banking on the slew of improvements it has received and the newfound love of Indians for electric vehicles. MG has stopped accepting bookings for the new ZS EV, which will reopen sometime later in 2022.
The bookings for the new MG ZS EV were already open across all the authorized dealer outlets as well as the official website of MG India before the official launch of the electric SUV took place. Unlike the previous iteration, which had a complete resemblance to its petrol-powered counterpart sold overseas, the new MG ZS EV now has a few design elements which set it apart from its ICE version.
That said, it now feels better equipped than ever before, as it now retains some of the design elements from the MG Astor, its ICE equivalent sold in India.
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The design changes in the new MG ZS EV include a closed grille at the front, which also integrates the charging slot for the vehicle. The front fascia now receives the sleeker headlamps with LED projectors and boomerang-shaped daytime running LEDs from the Astor.
MG ZS EV thoroughly updated
The front bumper also looks different, with slim air curtains on the sides and a satin chrome splitter at its bottom. Other changes in the new ZS EV include new 17-inch machined alloy wheels and sleeker LED tail lamps.
The cabin of the MG ZS EV is also revised heavily in the facelift, which now looks the same as that in the Astor. In the ZS EV, MG has chosen an all-black theme with contrast silver inserts. The list of features in the MG ZS EV has just got longer. It now comes with a wireless charger, 360-degree parking camera, heated outside rearview mirrors, 7-inch full-TFT instrument console, powered front seats and electric parking brake.
Other features which grace the MG ZS EV’s overall package are panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery,10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, push start-stop button and PM 2.5 in-cabin air purifier.
It also gets a long list of safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, electronic stability program, hill descent control, hill hold assist, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot detection, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. However, it misses out on the full Level-2 ADAS and AI-assisted talking robot, which is there in the MG Astor.
With this facelift, the MG ZS EV received a bigger 50.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, which returns a maximum driving range of 461 km (as claimed by the WLTP cycle). Even the electric motor powering is new, which now produces 173 bhp of maximum power and 280 Nm of peak torque output. Launched in a single fully-loaded Exclusive variant, the MG ZS EV is priced at Rs 21.99 lakh.
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