Confirmed: All-electric MG Motor eZS SUV to be launched in India in December 2019
MG Motor will be starting its fresh innings in the country with the Hector SUV that is scheduled to be launched in June this year. And now the automobile company has confirmed that its second offering, the eZS all-electric SUV will be launched in India in December this year, six months after the launch of the Hector SUV in India.
"We hope that by the time we launch the vehicle, the government would have announced the much-needed subsidies and incentives for the EVs under the recently announced FAME II scheme so that people are encouraged by the environmentally-friendly mobility solutions. More details about the specifications and features of the eZS will be announced at a later stage," mentioned Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, at the global unveiling of the model.
It is being said that MG Motor India will be pricing this SUV below Rs 25 lakh, which will make it competitively priced and also offer a stiff rivalry to the upcoming electric SUV, Hyundai Kona. India will be one of the first countries to get the MG Motor eZS SUV that was displayed at the Guangzhou Motor Show in November last year. The other markets that will see the launch of the MG eZS include UK, Germany, Australia, Thailand and Middle East.
The MG eZS will be brought to the country through the CBU route wherein 250 units will be imported from Shanghai in keeping with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways notification. MG claims that the eZS will be a global offering and will have a driving range of 350km in one single charge.
The MG eZS could be powered by a 52.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a claimed 400km+ range. A full charge is said to take eight hours from a wall charger. This battery pack is already in use for other products, in the wide portfolio of parent company, SAIC. We're told that MG Motor India is targeting 75 per cent localisation or higher for their first product, to be built at the Halol plant which was taken over from GM India. The plant has a production capacity of 80,000 units, which is planned to be increased to 2,00,000 in the second phase of operations.
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