MG Motor India has released photos of the upcoming ZS EV facelift. The updated electric SUV is likely to be launched later this month and will come with a host of cosmetic changes and several new and revised features.
The MG ZS EV is set to receive a proper mid-life facelift in India soon, and ahead of its launch, the company has officially released photos of the upcoming electric SUV. Now, MG hasn’t announced the launch date for the updated ZS EV yet, however, we expect it to be launched later this month or early March 2022. The SUV has received some major cosmetic updates while borrowing some elements from its Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) counterpart, the MG Astor, which was launched a few months ago.
In line with the company global design style, the updated MG ZS EV now visually looks a lot more like an electric vehicle (EV) compared to the existing model. This includes a heavily refreshed front end, which now comes with a covered grille, similar to what we have seen on conventional EVs. Also, the charging socket on the current model is housed behind the MG logo on the grille, but on the facelifted version it has been moved to the left of the MG logo. The front bumper too has been updated and gets a sharper design with a wider central airdam and vertical intakes at both ends.
In terms of features, the ZS EV will come with LED headlamps, LED daytime running light, and a set of new 17-inch alloy wheels. While we can’t see the rear section in these images, MG says that the SUV will also get pair of redesigned LED taillamps, and new rear bumpers as well.
The carmaker has not revealed the cabin, we expect the ZS EV facelift to come with a refreshed interior as well. It’s possible that the cabin could borrow its styling cues and feature from the MG Astor. MG has already said that the updated model will come with a sunroof, however, we also see a front camera on the grille which means the ZS EV will now also get a 360-degree view camera, and possibly even Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS). More details are likely to be revealed closer to the launch.
The existing MG ZS EV gets a 44.5 kWh Hi-Tech battery pack that powers a permanent magnet synchronous motor. It develops 141 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque. MG claims the electric SUV offers a maximum range of up to 419 km when fully charged.
MG first launched the ZS EV in 2020, and in the last two years, the company has sold over 4,000 units of the electric SUV in the country. MG is also currently the second-largest EV manufacturer in India, after Tata Motors, holding a 27 per cent market share in the segment. In fact, the company last year announced that it is working on a smaller electric crossover that will be priced between ₹ 10 lakh to ₹ 15 lakh, and it will be launched in 2023, and will take on the Nexon EV.