MG ZS EV facelift launch is on March 7

By Dhruv Paliwal | on March 2, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The ZS EV facelift could get a massive bump in price, if MG decides to upgrade the battery pack.

MG India has confirmed that the upcoming facelift of the ZS EV will be launched in India, on March 7. We have already had glimpses of the car, and from whatever pictures are available to us, it looks like the India-spec model will be pretty similar to the UK version revealed last year.

As far as the changes are concerned, the ZS EV facelift will mirror the Astor in a lot of areas. The interior is expected to be the same, along with 10.1-inch touchscreen that tilts slightly towards the driver. Even the feature set of the ZS EV is expected to be borrowed from the Astor. That means, there is a very real chance that the facelifted ZS EV will get ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).

MG ZS EV Facelift Interior

On the outside, the grille will be blocked off like in most traditional EVs. The charging port will continue to be in the front, and the headlights and tail lights will be lifted straight from the Astor. The bumpers however will be newly designed and will the give the EV an identity of its own.

As far as the mechanicals are concerned, the electric motor under the bonnet is expected to remain the same 141bhp/353Nm unit. The battery pack is set to get bigger though. The current car sports a 44.5kWh unit that’s good for a claimed range of 419 kilometres. It could grow to 51kWh in size, meaning that the claimed range could cross the 500km mark. MG could also opt to bring in the bigger 72kWh battery pack available in international markets, but that would considerably inflate the ZS EV’s price.

MG ZS EV Facelift Rear

As of now, it retails between Rs. 21.49 lakh and Rs. 25.18 lakh (both ex-showroom). With the new model coming in, this price could increase anywhere between Rs 50,000 and Rs 2 lakh, depending upon whether MG only updates the features, or the battery pack as well. For now, the MG’s only rival in the Indian market is the Kona Electric, which too will be getting a facelift this year.


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