EURO NCAP has crash tested the all new 2019 MG ZS electric SUV. It has scored the highest rating of 5 stars. MG Motor India has unveiled this e-SUV earlier this month, and it will launch officially in Jan 2020.
The model that has been crash tested is a LHD, 5 seater variant. Its kerb weight is 1491 kgs. Safety features on offer with the crash tested variant include dual front airbags, side head, chest and pelvic airbags.
For adult occupants, the car got a 90% safety rating, for child occupants the rating is 85%, for pedestrian / road users it is 64% and that for safety assist features is 70%. Below is the crash test video.
Official comments on the crash test by Euro NCAP – “The passenger compartment of the ZS EV remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. MG showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions.
In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver was good for all critical parts of the body. For the rear passenger, readings of chest compression indicated a weak level of protection but it was good or adequate for other parts of the body.
In the side barrier impact, all critical body areas were well protected and the ZS EV scored maximum points in this test. In the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was rated as weak, based on dummy readings of rib compression, while that of other body areas was good.
Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds, typical of city driving, at which many whiplash injuries occur, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all test scenarios.”
Ahead of launch in India, MG Motors has entered into an alliance with Fortum Charge and Drive India to set up DC fast charging infrastructure across the country. These 50 KW CCS/CHAdeMO DC fast public charging stations will be set up at the MG Motor showrooms in India in cities such as Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. For AC charging infrastructure, MG Motors has tied up with Delta Electronics India with AC chargers to be installed at private vehicle parking locations.
Full crash test report of MG ZS EV can be read at EURO NCAP.