New MG ZS EV Exclusive Pro Variant Launched; Gets Level-2 ADAS
- MG Motor India has updated the ZS EV with the much-awaited Level-2 ADAS features.
- These active safety techs will be restricted to the new top-of-the-line Exclusive Pro variant priced at Rs 27.90 lakh (introductory ex-showroom), making it Rs 59,000 more expensive than the Exclusive variant.
- It comprises 17 state-of-the-art active safety features. These include
- adaptive cruise control
- auto emergency braking
- bend cruise assistance
- rear-cross traffic alert
- intelligent hydraulic braking assistant
- traffic jam assist
- lane keep assist
- lane departure warning
- lane change assist
- speed assist system
- forward collision warning
- high beam assist
- emergency lane keep
- All of these features were already available in its petrol version, the MG Astor.
- All these new ADAS features are categorised into three levels of sensitivity (Low, Medium, and High) and three warning levels (Haptic, Audio and Visual).
- Features like blind spot assistance detection and rear cross-traffic alert, along with a 360-degree camera, six airbags, electronic stability control, EBD, hill descent assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX mounts, and electronic parking brakes with auto-hold, all-wheel disc brakes were already present in the MG ZS EV.
- When it comes to creatures’ comfort, the electrified SUV packs three driving modes, three levels of regen braking, a 6-way powered driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, powered ORVMs, a 10.1-inch touchscreen system, connected car tech, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, a 7-inch digital driver’s display, auto AC, and rear AC vents.
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Battery Pack, Range and Charging Time
- The updated ZS EV will continue to get a 50.3kWh battery pack coupled with a 176PS/280Nm electric motor for a claimed driving range of 461km on a single charge.
- Using a 50kW DC fast charger, its battery can be juiced from 0 to 80 per cent in just 50 mins.
In the premium SUV segment, the MG ZS EV faces competition from the Hyundai Kona Electric and BYD Atto 3.
The MG ZS EV was given a facelift update last year, featuring revised design elements and a host of new equipment, including certain driving assistance functionalities. However, the complete suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) was skipped. Fortunately, this missing component has now been addressed. However, the SUV still doesn’t get ventilated front seats, a rear cabin lamp and ambient lighting.