MG, the British car manufacturer in India launched the MG Hector last year. The manufacturer recently also launched a new MG Hector Plus with 6-seats. MG ZS EV was also one of three pure electric EVs sold in India. MG brought the connected car technology first in India and is selling consistent numbers. Find below about MG ZS Petrol testing in India.
Where was the car spotted?
The test car was spotted testing in India. The MG ZS was fully covered in camouflage but an exhaust-muffler seen on the lower side of the car show it may be an ICE powered variant. The MG ZS Petrol was already shown during the Auto Expo 2020 in February in Delhi. This car is already sold in the international market. More about MG ZS Petrol testing in India below.
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What about the global variant?
The MG ZS petrol is available globally with two powertrain options. A 1.5-litre VTi engine producing a maximum power output of 118bhp and a peak torque of 150Nm. There is also a 1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol engine option which produces a maximum power output of 161bhp and a peak torque of 230Nm. The car in the international market comes with both 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission unit.
Highlights about MG ZS EV
The MG ZS EV costs between Rs.20.88 to Rs.23.58 lakh. It mainly rivals the Hyundai Kona Electric in India. It is a 5-seater SUV which is available in two variant with only an automatic transmission. The MG ZS EV in India produces a maximum power output of 140.8bhp@3500rpm. It also produces a peak torque of 353Nm@5000rpm.
Boot space is 470 litres at the back of the car. The car comes with premium features like Automatic Climate Control, Airbags, ABS with EBD, Alloy wheels and Multi-function steering wheel. The interiors are not as premium as other similarly priced ICE-powered cars. The battery capacity is 44.5kWh which takes about 6-8 hours of charging time. This car also supports DC fast charger.
Launch of MG ZS Petrol
The spy images suggest that the company may soon launch the MG ZS Petrol in the Indian market. However, we feel that MG may first launch the Gloster in India and then the G10 MPV. Full-size SUV and MPV are popular segments too. After launch, the MG ZS Petrol will rival the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and Nissan Kicks.