MG eZS will be the second launch from the brand in India and it has a high capacity Li-ion battery pack to deliver 428 km range on a single charge
MG Motor is preparing to make a strong impression in the Indian market and has lined up the highly promising Hector premium SUV for debut in a month or two. The Hector comes with several segment-first features and banks big on its connectivity options and it will rival Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Tucson.
The British manufacturer is expected to bring in the seven-seater version of the Hector as well but it could happen at a later time. MG is owned by Chinese firm SAIC, which has good experience in electric mobility solutions, and thus it wants to introduce a zero-emission vehicle in India sooner rather than later.
The second product from MG for India is an all-electric SUV and it is scheduled to arrive later this year. The eZS made its global debut at the 2018 Guangzhou Motor Show and it will be retailed across several countries including China, Australia and Thailand.
Doing regular rounds in Asian motoring shows, it is now on display at the 18th Shanghai Motor Show. It will likely be subjected to incentives and tax relaxation from the FAME II scheme that could boost more carmakers to launch EVs in India. The MG eZS is apparently based on the regular ZS with subtle cosmetic and interior changes.
It is expected to be introduced in the domestic market through CBU (Completely Built Up) channel, at least initially. However, seeing the response from the buyers, MG might ponder on locally assembling the eco-friendly model at its plant in Halol, Gujarat.
The five-seater family-oriented SUV derives power from a 110 kW electric motor and the high capacity Lithium-ion battery is claimed to deliver 428 km range on a single charge. MG will be kicking off its domestic sales operation with a wide dealership chain.