MG has made its first electric product, the ZS EV, more affordable in India with a new base version. Dubbed the Executive, the new variant costs Rs 18.98 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 1 lakh less expensive than the Excite variant—the previous entry-level model. With this, the car now has four variants: Executive, Excite, Exclusive, and Exclusive Pro. The carmaker has not made any mechanical adjustments. The electrified car still comes with the 50.3kWh battery pack that powers the motor with 173bhp and 280Nm. A 50kW DC fast charger can charge a battery from 0 to 80% in 60 minutes. Further, the EV can travel up to 461 kilometres on a single charge, according to ARAI certification. In addition to the new ZS EV model, MG Motor has lowered the cost of various other cars in India. Let's take a closer look at some of these models in detail.
MG Cars Recent Price Reduction
MG Comet EV
The Comet EV, available in three variants—Pace, Play, and Plush—has seen a Rs 1.40 lakh price drop. As a result, the all-electric MG vehicle now starts at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The price of the entry-level Pace model is lowered by Rs 1 lakh, while the remaining two variations get a price reduction of Rs 1.40 lakh, each.
Here is the breakdown of the MG Comet's price structure in India:
-MG Comet Pace - Rs 6.99 lakh
-MG Comet Play - Rs 7.88 lakh
-MG Comet Plus - Rs 8.58 lakh
All these are ex-showroom prices.
The Comet EV has a 17.3kWh battery and a maximum range of 230 kilometres. An electric motor and battery pack combine to create maximum outputs of 41.42bhp and 110Nm, respectively. According to MG, it takes 7 hours for a 3.3kW charger to fully charge a battery from 0% to 100%.
MG Hector and Hector Plus
Buyers can save up to Rs 80,000 on the basic price of the Hector and the Hector Plus SUVs. Following the most recent price drop, the Hector and the Hector Plus currently have a starting price of Rs 14.95 lakh and Rs 17.75 lakh, respectively.
These SUVs feature two powertrain choices: a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The automatic transmission is only available with the petrol engine, but a six-speed manual gearbox is standard for both units.
In India, MG has reduced the Gloster's price by Rs 1.30 lakh. The starting price of the SUV, ex-showroom, is now Rs 37.49 lakh. Mechanically, the SUV is available with a 2.0-litre diesel or a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine. The twin-turbo diesel motor produces 215bhp and 480Nm, while the diesel mill makes 161bhp and 375Nm. MG is working on the facelifted version of the Gloster in India. The SUV has recently been spotted undergoing road tests in our country. While the automaker hasn't disclosed, the SUV is likely to go on sale in India by late 2024.