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The ZS EV comes with an outstanding 5-star safety rating

Safety & Service – The MG ZV ES gets 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP. The car feels structurally sound and stable at higher speeds. The ZV ES has also scored an impressive 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. MG has set up service centres across major cities in India and most owners of the Hector seem to be pretty satisfied with the service they’re getting.

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The MG ZS EV is a capable electric car

Verdict – The MG ZS EV is not going to be a cheap, mass-market electric car, it is going to be priced somewhere around Rs. 20 lakhs (ex-showroom) when launched in January 2020. If the price is not an issue and you wish to make the environment a better place, the ZS EV makes for a great buy. It has peppy performance, a snazzy interior and the exterior has no gawking flaw. MG Motor offers a 5-year warranty with the battery so that’s one trouble out the door. Only if India could improve the infrastructure a bit, owning and maintaining an electric vehicle, wouldn’t be that much of a hassle!

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Unlike other EVs, the ZS EV doesn’t have a front trunk

What’s Cool

* Clean and minimalistic design
* Feature-loaded and spacious cabin
* Punchy performance from the silent electric motor
* Comes with a 5-star safety rating

What’s Not So Cool

* Doesn’t stand out from the crowd
* Misses out on certain features
* Takes long time to charge with the included charger

Alternatives: – Hyundai Kona

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The grille doubles up as the cover for the charge port

MG ZS EV Specifications

* Engine: 44.5 kWh Electric Motor
* Power: 142.7 PS @ 3500 RPM
* Torque: 353 Nm @ 5000 RPM
* Range: 340 kms
* 0-100 km/hr: 8.5 seconds
* Top Speed: 140 km/hr
* Fuel Type: Electric
* Tyre Size: 215/50/17 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front & Rear)
* Safety: 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP

MG ZS EV Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4314 mm X 1809 mm X 1620 mm
* Wheelbase: 2585 mm
* Boot Space: 400-litres

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Cars like the ZS EV are the building blocks of India’s EV market

Further Reading

MG ZS EV Video Review
MG ZS EV First Drive Review

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