British brand MG Motor which is currently under the stewardship of Chinese conglomerate SAIC Motor has revealed the eZS crossover at the Guangzhou Motor Show, China.
The MG eZS has a single electric motor making 148hp and 350Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels, with the motor propelling the 4.3m long crossover to 50kph in 3.1 seconds. MG Motor hasn’t disclosed battery size yet, but says the eZS can cover a maximum of 428km on a single charge. The company has also bestowed the crossover with fast-charging capacity, claiming that about 80 percent of the battery can be charged in just 30 minutes.
The electric version of the ZS consists of an evolved design of its conventional sibling’s interior. There is a prominent glossy central display occupying the centre console. A digital screen between conventional dials in the instrument panel reads out relevant trip data. Chrome is tastefully garnished around the cabin, and the gear knob is just that: a knob.
The eZS does not look drastically different than the ZS crossover it is based on. By EV standards, it looks quite normal, with a conventional front grille, sedate styling, and no funky colour accents. None of the official images MG Motor released shows a charging port anywhere, leading us to believe it could be under the MG badge.
MG has no immediate plans of launching the eZS in the Middle East, seeing as the initial production batch will go towards meeting the huge demand in the Chinese EV market which is booming currently. Eventually, it will make its way to most markets the company is active in, with Middle East being one of the key areas. The prime competitors of the crossover include cars like the Hyundai Kona Electric among others.