MG ZS EV Vs Tata Nexon EV (Photo Credit: Twitter)
MG ZS EV, the first electric vehicle from the automaker, will be launched in India in January 2020. The British automobile giant MG Motor has recently started accepting pre-bookings for ZS EV for an amount of Rs 50,000. After the launch, MG ZS EV will compete against Tata Nexon EV in India. It is worth mentioning here that Tata Nexon EV will be launched in India in early 2020. However, the bookings for the Nexon EV has already started at Rs 21,000. News Nation brings to you the comparison between MG ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV on the basis of specifications and features.
MG ZS EV
The MG’s 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 flanked by projector headlamps, swooping bonnet, and a curved roofline. The rear gets LED taillamps below the raked windscreen and the license plate area has been moved down to the bumper. Overall, the SUV looks smart.
Coming to the interior of the MG ZS EV, the cabin is finished in black and there are silver inserts on the dash, door pads and circular air-con vents on both ends. 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 sky sunroof. The MG ZS EV is also equipped with I Smart EV 2.0 connected car technology which makes it a connected car. The MG ZS EV comes with a PM 2.5 air filter which can bring bad air quality level of up to 300 AQI down to regular levels in just 35 mins.
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. The battery system used in the new ZS EV is IP67 certified making it water and dustproof.
Tata Nexon EV
The Nexon electric, which will be made available in XM, XZ+, and XZ+ LUX trims, will come equipped with the company's latest Ziptron electric powertrain technology.
The Nexon electric will be powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet AC motor that belts out 129 hp and 245 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to an automatic transmission.
The upcoming electric car will include a 30.2 kWh high energy density lithium-ion battery pack, which will be liquid-cooled and IP67 certified for water and dust resistance. The battery also complies with the AIS-048, nail penetration test. Its casing is impact resistant.
The Nexon EV will be charged up to 80 per cent in an hour using a DC fast charger. Also, it can be charged up to 80 per cent with a standard 15A home socket in eight hours. The Nexon EV will have a range of more than 300 km. The Nexon EV will have a warranty of eight years or 1.60 lakh kilometres on the battery.
Features on the upcoming electric car will include contrast automatic headlamps, automatic rain-sensing wipers, dual-tone roof, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, premium leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, fully automatic climate control, keyless entry & push-button start and sunroof.