The New Excite Entry Level Variant of MG ZS EV is priced at Rs. 22.58 lakh; Bookings for the new variant is now open; The existing exclusive variant gets a new dual tone interior colour theme.
MG Motor India has updated its ZS EV line-up by adding a new variant along with introducing a few changes to the existing model. The facelifted model was launched in March this year and was only offered solely in the Exclusive trim. Now diversifying the line-up, the Chinese-owned brand has launched a new entry-level Excite variant of the ZS EV. The existing variant gets some minor feature updates.
MG ZS EV Excite Variant: Details
The new budget-friendly variant of the MG ZS EV SUV is priced at Rs. 22.58 lakhs. In terms of equipment, the base trim comes with more than 75 connected features, 10 inch largest-in-segment HD Touchscreen Infotainment system, and a 360-degree parking camera. Other essential features of the new Excite trim includes 7 inch fully digital instrument cluster, Hill Descent Control, OTA (Over the Air) updates, Park+ Native app for parking booking and the MapmyIndia Online Navigation System with live traffic, live weather, and AQI, and the integrated Discover app to locate restaurants and hotels nearby.
MG ZS EV: Changes in the Exclusive Variant
The updated Exclusive trim gets a new dual-tone iconic ivory interior theme along with the introduction of i-smart connected car tech, similar to the lower spec Excite trim.
MG ZS EV: Powertrain and Pricing
Powering the EV is the familiar 50.3kWh battery with ASIL-D, IP69K and UL2580 global certifications. The battery pack delivers power through a single electric motor capable of producing 176 bhp and 280 Nm of peak torque. The claimed electric driving range of the MG ZS EV is 461 kilometres on a single charge and is capable of hitting the ton in just 8.5 seconds.
The addition of this variant has set the bar high with a more aggressive starting price, bringing it one step closer to its immediate rivals, the Tata Nexon EV MAX and the upcoming Mahindra XUV400. For reference, the top-of-the-line variant of Tata Nexon EV MAX costs Rs. 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom). Along with this, the price of the exclusive trim has been hiked by Rs. 61,000 and it will now set you back by Rs. 26.49 lakh (ex-showroom).
According to MG Motor India,
The ZS EV is available in the United Kingdom, parts of Europe, Australia, Thailand, China, Peru, Chile, and India. The vehicle’s EV platform has been consistently acknowledged among all others, reaffirming MG’s position as a global leader in electric passenger vehicle manufacturing. The MG ZS EV continues to dominate key markets around the world. The demand for high-tech, high-performance EVs is increasing at an alarming rate. The automaker sees this as an extremely promising segment. MG Motor India is committed to strengthening the electric mobility ecosystem in India by raising the EV adoption rate in the country. To create a seamless EV experience for car owners, the carmaker has entered into strategic partnerships with key players such as Jio-bp, Castrol, and BPCL.