MG Motor India has now announced that it will launch its first electric vehicle in India by December 2019. It will be an electric SUV called eZS. The China-spec MG eZS gets power from an electric motor that outputs 110kW or 150 PS of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The MG eZS can charge up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. However, an AC charger takes up to 6.5 hours to juice up the batteries completely. According to MG Motor India, the eZS will have a range of approximately 350 kms on a single charge.
The eZS will feature Hector’s iSMART internet-based connectivity features powered by an eSIM from Airtel. The China-spec eZS features an 8-inch touchscreen unit instead of the Hector’s 10.4-inch display. However, the internet-based features are expected to be identical to MG’s first SUV for India. The system will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well. The eZS will be priced upwards of Rs. 20 lakhs when launched and will rival the upcoming Hyundai Kona and Nissan Leaf. Initially, the MG eZS will be brought via the CBU route. However, MG plans to locally assemble the eZS within three to four months of launch.