The new Excite entry level variant of MG ZS EV is priced at Rs. 22.58 million; Reservations for the new variant are now open; The existing exclusive variant receives a new two-tone interior color theme.
MG Motor India has updated its ZS EV range by adding a new variant and making some changes to the existing model. The facelifted model was launched in March this year and was only offered in the Exclusive version. Now diversifying the range, the Chinese brand has launched a new entry-level Excite variant of the ZS EV. The existing variant receives some minor feature updates.
MG ZS EV Excite Variant: Details
The new budget variant of the MG ZS EV SUV is priced at Rs. 22.58 lakhs. In terms of equipment, the base version includes more than 75 connected features, the segment’s largest 10-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system and a 360-degree parking camera. Other essential features of the new Excite version include a 7-inch all-digital dashboard, Hill Descent Control, OTA (Over the Air) updates, Park + Native app for parking reservation and the system of MapmyIndia online navigation with live traffic, live weather and AQI, and the integrated Discover app to locate nearby restaurants and hotels.
MG ZS EV: changes in the exclusive variant
The updated exclusive trim receives a new two-tone iconic ivory interior theme as well as the introduction of i-smart connected car technology, similar to the lower specification Excite trim.
MG ZS EV: powertrain and price
The electric vehicle is powered by the familiar 50.3 kWh battery with global ASIL-D, IP69K and UL2580 certifications. The battery provides power through a single electric motor capable of producing 176hp and 280Nm of peak torque. The claimed range of the MG ZS EV is 461 kilometers 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 upcoming Mahindra XUV400. For reference, the top-end variant of Tata Nexon EV MAX costs Rs. 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom). Along with this, the price of the exclusive trim has been increased by Rs. 61,000 and it will now cost you by Rs. 26.49 lakh (former showroom).
According to MG Motor India,
The ZS EV is available in the UK, parts of Europe, Australia, Thailand, China, Peru, Chile and India. The vehicle’s EV platform has been consistently recognized among all others, reaffirming MG’s position as a global leader in the manufacture of electric passenger vehicles. The MG ZS EV continues to dominate key markets around the world. The demand for high-tech, high-performance electric vehicles is growing 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 increasing the rate of adoption of electric vehicles in the country. To create a seamless EV experience for car owners, the automaker has entered into strategic partnerships with key players such as Jio-bp, Castrol and BPCL.