MG Motors has been planning to launch the MG ZS Ev facelift with plenty of changes in regards to styling, equipment addition and larger battery pack. As per the recent reports MG Motor plans to introduce facelifted ZS EV in the Indian market in February of 2022. The updated electric SUV has already been spotted in India with a considerable disguise to hide the design changes. But the biggest change on the vehicle will be introduced to the powertrain, more specifically, the battery pack.
The 2022 MG ZS EV facelift is available internationally with two battery options – a 72 kWh battery and a 51 kWh battery. The version that will be available in India will have a smaller battery option. It is still larger than the 44.5 kWh battery that is used in the current version. The EV will have sharper LED headlamps, new front and rear bumpers, and restyled tail lights. The design is said to be similar to the ones on MG Astor. The driving range of the SUV is also expected to increase over the current range of 419 km.
However there are a few differences between the 2 SUVs, the 2022 ZS EV will have different alloy wheels and the front grille is to be replaced by a body-coloured panel with a mesh-like design and a charging port. The 2022 MG ZS EV will also have changes to the interior such as updated trims and upholstery. The electric vehicle may also get a few additional features, including a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless smartphone charger, a fully-digital instrument console, etc.
On the top trim, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are also expected to be offered. MG Astor will get a dashboard-mounted AI personal assistant, which could also make its way to the 2022 ZS EV. The facelifted version will be significantly more expensive than the outgoing model due to the aforementioned features. Currently, MG ZS EV costs range from Rs. 21.49 lakh to Rs. 25.18 lakh. This makes it a direct rival to Hyundai Kona EV. The upcoming facelift will make the SUV more expensive than its Hyundai rival, and way more expensive than Tata Nexon EV.