The facelifted MG ZS EV, which is expected to be MG Motor India’s maiden launch in 2022, has been spotted on the road once more. The most recent spy images reveal an intriguing revelation: the facelifted electric SUV will include an interior and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that are identical to the Astor, the ZS EV’s ICE-powered sibling.
- A 360-degree camera and radar were observed on the facelifted MG ZS EV.
- Adaptive cruise control, lane-keep/departure assist, and blind-spot recognition should all be included in the ADAS package.
- The interior design is similar to that of the Astor, the car’s gasoline cousin.
- The battery pack will most likely be upgraded to a 51kWh unit.
The presence of a camera in the front windshield as well as 360-degree cameras on the ORVMs is the most obvious sign that the ZS EV will be equipped with ADAS. They should have technologies like autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep/departure aid, and blind-spot detection, similar to the Astor.
The Astor’s larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system will be installed inside the electric SUV, removing the need for physical climate control knobs. Although the AI Bot is not present in this test mule, it may be included in the final version. The dashboard is also expected to be made of soft-touch plastics, and we hope MG will offer multiple interior color schemes.
New amenities such as a wireless phone charger, a digital driver’s display, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto should be added. Connected car technology, a panoramic sunroof, a motorized driver’s seat, LED headlamps, and keyless entry with push-button start will all be available.
Multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors, and electronic stability control should all be included to ensure passenger safety.
The highlight of the 2022 ZS EV will most likely be under the hood, as the international model will now have a 51kWh battery pack instead of the previous 44kWh unit. The driving range should be slightly better than the current model’s claimed 419km when paired with the same 143PS electric motor. The SUV, like before, should be able to accommodate fast charging.
The facelifted ZS EV is expected to cost more than the existing model, which starts at Rs 21.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Its competition with the Hyundai Kona Electric will be reignited “as read and reported by www.zigwheels.com”.