MG ZS Compact SUV India Launch Details Revealed
China’s leading car manufacturer, SAIC Motor had announced its plan to enter the Indian market in June 2017. Earlier, the company aimed to commence its Indian operations in 2019 under its British subsidiary – MG Motor. Now, it seems that the carmaker has fast tracked its business activities and is planning to roll out its first product towards the end of this year. For people not in the know, MG has been reforming Chevrolet’s Halol-based production plant for its products. 2018 Auto Expo will mark the official entry of MG Motor in India. The Shanghai-based carmaker might showcase a B-segment hatchback and a mid-sized 5-seater SUV (MG ZS) with its other global products at the biennial event.
MG ZS Compact SUV Features
Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps
Diamond cut alloy wheels
Electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated blinkers
Sporty roof rails
Integrated roof spoiler
Flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel
MG ZS India Launch Date
MG Motors teased the ZS compact SUV on its YouTube channel confirming its India launch. According to a latest report, the company has revised its proceeding strategies and now planning to launch its first car by the end of 2018. Earlier, it planned to commence its operation in 2019. The MG ZS India launch is expected to happen near around 2018 festive season. This compact SUV had its world premiere in China in late 2016, followed by launch in early 2017.
MG ZS Price In India
MG ZS is essentially a sub-4 meter SUV with 5-seats layout. In the Indian market, this vehicle will be positioned against the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and upcoming Mahindra XUV300. Price of the ZS could be as low as Rs 9 lakh for the base model, and go up to Rs 14 lakh for the range-topping variant.
MG ZS SUV Exterior
Visually, the MG ZS appears more like a crossover instead of a compact SUV. Though, it comes with several rugged elements giving it an aggressive appeal. At the front end, the SUV sports a large grille with black mesh design and chrome surround, sharp projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights (DRLs). The sporty bumper with big air-dam, rectangular fog lamps, black cladding and skid plate add more to its premium look.
The side profile of the SUV complements the front design featuring sharp creases and character lines. The flared wheel arches with thick black cladding and 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels further accentuate its looks. The electrically adjustable ORVMs come with integrated turn indicators, while the roof rails give it a rugged look. The SUV is assembled with 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with 215/50 R17 tyres.
MG ZS SUV Dimensions
|Seating Capacity||5 adults|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||48L|
|Boot Space||448L (Up To 1,375L)|
MG’s new compact SUV measures 4,314mm in length, 1,809mm in width and 1,611mm height, and has a wheelbase of 2,585mm. The front and rear track stand at 1,529mm and 1,536m respectively. The SUV has a turning radius of 11.1m. Its 448-litre of boot space is enough spacious to accommodate a family trip luggage.
MG ZS Interior
Interior of the MG ZS is packed with high-end comfort and convenience features. It’s spacious as well, offering decent legroom and headroom for both front and rear occupants. Featuring minimalist design approach, the dashboard looks simple and appealing. The SUV comes with a flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel with mounted controls for audio, Bluetooth telephony and others functions. For connectivity and entertainment, the SUV has a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration and connected apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features such as automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning vents, leather upholstery for steering wheel and gearshift indicator are also on offer.
MG ZS SUV India Specifications
In the UK market, The MG ZS is available with two petrol powertrains – a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder unit. While the former can develop a maximum power output of 109bhp at 5,200rpm and a peak torque of 160Nm between 1,800rpm – 4,700rpm, the latter one produces 105bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. The same powertrains could be offered on the India-spec model.
MG ZS Safety Features
The list of standard equipment includes dual-front airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and brake assist. It also gets rear ISOFIX, ARP (Anti Rolling Protection), ESP (Electronic Stability Programmer), TPMS, Hill Launch assist, EBA and driver and front passenger’s seat belt reminder.