Launched in the UK at a staggering price of just £21,495 for the base variant, the new MG eZS electric SUV has created a record of sorts. The first 1,000 units of this 5 seater, all electric SUV have sold out in just 2 weeks!
Seeing the response, the Govt of UK has decided to extend the price benefit to the next 1,000 units of the eZS as well. Thanks to UK govt’s grant of £3,500 (Rs 3.07 lakh), price of the base Excite variant is £21,495 (Rs 18.87 lakh) and that of the top variant is £23,495 (Rs 20.63 lakh).
In addition to all this, the British car brand is also offering a home charging point to all their buyers, absolutely free. One of the biggest reason behind its success is the price point. MG eZS’ closest rival is Hyundai Kona electric, which is priced at £27,250 (Rs 24 lakhs). Next rival is Kia e-Niro, which is priced at £32,995 (Rs 29 lakhs) after govt grant.
MG eZS will next be launched in India. Here too, it will take on the Hyundai Kona, which is priced at about Rs 23.7 lakhs. In India too, one can expect the MG eZS electric SUV to be priced in the range of Rs 18-19 lakh, ex-sh.
MG Motor’s eZS, which made its global debut in April 2019, will be the company’s second product to be launched in India and their first electric SUV. It and is said to offer a range of over 300 kms on a single charge via a front mounted, water cooled 44.5 kWh lithium ion battery with the facility of fast charging.
It is powered by a single electric motor offering 148 bhp power and 350 Nm torque. This engine would allow for acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is at 8.5 seconds while top speed is at 140 kmph.
Its exteriors will feature LED DRLs, auto headlamps, LED tail lamps and a star rider grille with an integrated charging port. Its interior features will include an 8” high resolution touchscreen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with a 6 speaker audio system.
The new MG eZS will enter production at the company’s plant in Halol, Gujarat from where the Hector is also being produced. The electric SUV being built in India will allow the company to keep prices at affordable levels while the powertrain is likely to be imported from China.