MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona (Photo Credit: File Photo)
MG Motor India will soon launch its second product in the country. The second product of MG Motor India is an all-electric car i.e. MG ZS EV. The launch of the MG ZS EV has been scheduled for January 2020. After the launch, MG ZS EV will compete against Hyundai Kona in India. News Nation brings to you the comparison between MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona on the basis of specifications and features.
MG ZS EV
As far as dimensions of the MG ZS EV are concerned, the compact electric SUV is 4314 mm long, 1809 mm wide while it stands 1620 mm tall. The space between the wheels is 2579 mm. On the design front, MG ZS EV gets an aggressive look and gets decent proportions, sporting a bold diamond finished grille upfront, swooping bonnet and a curved roofline. Overall, MG ZS EV looks smart.
Coming to the interior of the MG ZS EV, the SUV boasts of an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, USB mobile charging function at the front and rear, Bluetooth functionality, and rear-view parking camera, among others. Also, there is an Apple Carplay and Android Auto on offer along with a panoramic sunroof.
MG ZS EV is powered by a synchronous motor that belts out 141 bhp and 353 Nm of peak torque. The compact electric SUV comes with a 44.5 kWh battery pack that promises a range of 300 km on a single charge. According to the automaker, the lithium-ion unit can be charged up to 80 per cent in 40 minutes with a 50 kW DC charger, or takes up to seven hours with a standard 7 kW charger.
MG Motor India will also set-up the country's first 50 kW DC fast-charging stations across different cities in a bid to create the charging infrastructure to support EV sales. The automaker has entered in a contract with Fortum India to install the charging network.
Hyundai Kona comes equipped with an impressive design with a closed-off front grille having an intaglio pattern with an integrated charging port and twin headlight design. It further comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED rear lamps and 17-inch alloy wheels. Other features include roof rails and rear spoiler.
It gets monotone colour options such as Marina Blue, Phantom Black, Polar White, and Typhoon Silver. There is Polar White with Phantom Black roof dual-tone option as well.
On the interior, the Hyundai Kona gets a premium cabin with leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a soft-touch dashboard. Also, there is a multi-function steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth controls. It further has touchscreen infotainment which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features like electric sunroof, front ventilated and heated seats, 10-way power driver seat with lumbar support, electric parking brake with auto hold and fully automatic temperature control (FATC) adds to the luxury quotient of Hyundai Kona.
Hyundai Kona comes in two battery options i.e. 39.2 kWh and 64.0 kWh. The power and torque output in standard trim is 136 hp and 395 Nm respectively. The electric SUV has a top speed of 155 kmph, while an ARAI-certified range of Kona is 452 kms per full charge. Powering the motor is a 39.2 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery with liquid-cooling technology. The SUV gets Eco+, Eco, Comfort and Sport driving modes and is capable of making 0-100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds.
Hyundai Kona has a 3-year/unlimited kms warranty along with 3 years of roadside assistance. There is an 8-year/1.60 lakh kms warranty on the battery. Besides, Hyundai is offering 24x7 emergency roadside assistance and service vehicle to vehicle charging support.
Hyundai Kona can be charged up to 80 per cent in 57 minutes through the DC Quick Charger CCS Type 2 (50 kW). The carmaker will also provide two chargers with Kona i.e. a 7.2 kW AC Wall Box Charger and a 2.8 kW Portable Charger. The 7.2 kW AC Wall Box Charger will take around 6 hours and 10 minutes for a full charge, while the 2.8 kW Portable Charger will take 19 hours to completely charge the battery.
In India, Hyundai Kona costs Rs 23.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India).