MG ZS EV facelift debuts with more style, power and range


But the torque has been taken off quite significantly.

MG Motor has now facelifted the EV version of the ZS, with revised styling, more power, more range and faster charging. Prices in Europe start at €30,990 for the Standard Range battery and €34,990 for the Long Range battery. The ZS EV facelift is expected to be launched in the ASEAN markets as well.

The styling revisions are in line with the ICE-powered ZS facelift that we saw over a year ago, but there are some obvious differences between the two, such as the closed-off grille on the front fascia and a more closed-off front bumper as well. Notice the air curtains on the front bumper, which I think looks pretty cool; not sure if they’re functional though. Other differences you can notice are the rear bumper and the new 17-inch aerodynamic wheels.

Updates inside are pretty similar to those on the regular ZS facelift. The ZS EV in Europe will be offered with a choice of Comfort and Luxury trims, and this one appears to be the latter since it has red contrast stitching throughout. Other highlights inside include a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch MID, up to 5 USB ports, 6-way electrically-adjustable driver seat, climate control, and so on. ADAS include the usual stuff, such as Front Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assistance, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more. Download the brochure here.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story then, the motor with the Standard Range battery pack offers 130 kW (177 metric hp), but interestingly, the torque has dropped from 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) to 280 Nm (207 lb-ft). And, with the Long Range battery pack, the power output drops to 115 kW (156 metric hp) while the torque remains the same as the Standard Range.

The Standard Range battery pack is 50.3 kWh, which claims a WLTP range of up to 320 km (199 mi), while the 70 kWh Long Range battery pack claims to offer a WLTP range of up to 440 km (273 mi). The latter comes with a 11 kW 3-phase onboard charger as standard versus a 6.6 kW charger in the Standard Range.

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