Hyundai Creta is the king of mid-size SUVs in India. We are expecting the MG ZS petrol to arrive soon in the Indian car market. As a buyer, should you really wait for the MG ZS petrol? Also, we are going to take a look at the expected price of this new MG SUV. Before we start, we would like to mention that this article is about a comparison between the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Creta. Comparison between these can give us a fair idea regarding the ZS petrol since the upcoming car will be based on the already available ZS EV.
Size advantage & disadvantage
With the MG ZS petrol, you have a smaller footprint than the Creta. This makes it easier to drive in city traffic. Another advantage of a smaller size is that the engine will have a lesser load to pull and will feel peppy and could result in better mileage. On the other hand, there is an evident lack of space in this car.
MG ZS Hybrid
We are expecting a hybrid system to come coupled with the engine of the ZS petrol. Being a platform that initially was built for EV it could perform better as a hybrid. Offering a hybrid could make up for the absence of a diesel engine with this car in this segment. The hybrid engine would give better mileage than the diesel any day. Also, the performance of the hybrid engine will be better if driving modes are added.
MG special features
We are mostly expected to see features like connected car technology and a big touchscreen infotainment system that we see on the MG Hector as well as the ZS EV. The connected car tech will have a lot of features that can be operated remotely. The car will also get a rotary knob for the sunroof which is a unique feature and comes in handy if you want to open the sunroof while driving without taking your eyes off the road. MG will also give this car a voice recognition system that will support Hinglish.
The price of this SUV will be slightly lesser than what we see for the EV. We expect MG to undercut the price of the Hyundai Creta by at least a full lakh. This lower price will ensure that the MG ZS petrol will be the car to pick for the people who want a smaller footprint on a petrol engine SUV. The MG Shield will also attract customers as it will provide hassle-free maintenance solutions.
These are the reasons we think that a Creta buyer should wait for the MG ZS petrol If you have car buying doubts click here to ask! Get the lowest price for car insurance here. For more such content stay subscribed to MotorOctane Youtube, Google News Facebook and Twitter. Also, follow us on Flipboard and Reddit where we have a discussion community.