Few days ago, MG Motor launched the 2021 version of their electric SUV ZS EV in the market. The manufacturer had made some changes to the SUV. The 2021 version of the ZS EV now comes with a new battery pack, more ground clearance, new tyres and have also added EcoTree challenge to the i-Smart EV 2.0 software. The manufacturer is now planning to launch a proper facelift of the ZS EV SUV in the market. The manufacturer is expected to launch the facelifted version of the SUV some time next year. Electric vehicles are becoming popular in our market and the MG ZS EV competes with SUVs like Hyundai Kona EV and Tata Nexon EV in the segment.
Talking about the render, it has been shared by ElectricVehicleWeb.in on their website. The facelifted version of the ZS EV is actually based on the facelifted regular ZS. It looks similar to the ICE version of the ZS SUV. In order to differentiate it from the regular ZS, the artist has replaced the hexagonal grille and placed the normal EV grille. The headlights are different from the existing version. They are now a lot more sleeker and look aggressive. The design of the LED DRL is also different from the existing ZS EV.
The bumper on MG ZS EV render also looks different from the current version. It has a lot more muscle to it and gives it an SUV stance. The render also shows fog lamps on the front bumper which actually missing on the current version. Moving to the side profile, the facelifted version of the ZS EV looks similar to the outgoing version the only difference we could see here was the revised alloy wheel design.
On the inside, it is expected that the MG ZS EV will get a fully digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment screen, connected car services, automatic climate control and so on. The manufacturer is working on increasing the driving range of the ZS EV. The facelifted version of the MG ZS EV will have its driving range of 500 kms. The version which got recently launched in the market has 419 kms range only.
Mr. Rajiv Chaba, President, MG Motor India said, “We’re definitely working on a ZS EV battery for 500 km of range”. He also added that the 500 km range version or the facelifted version of the MG ZS EV is expected to be launched next year. It will be initially launched in international markets like China and will be brought to Indian market after that. With all these updates and an increased driving range, the price of MG ZS EV facelift is expected to go up. The manufacturer is also planning at assembling the battery pack for ZS EV in India to keep the costs low.
Meanwhile, MG is also working on launching the petrol version of the ZS SUV in the Indian market. The ICE version of the ZS has been spotted testing on our roads several time under heavy camouflage. The ZS SUV when launched will compete with SUVs like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the segment.