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MG unveils ZS EV electric vehicle for Pakistan

With MG ZS EV, you'll be able to travel 262 km in a single charge of the battery. No more worrying about fuel economy or environmental hazards.

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At an event labelled “The Great MG Show” organised by MG Motors at Packages Mall, Lahore on Saturday, amid much fanfare, the MG ZS EV, a compact crossover electric SUV was unveiled.

Earlier this year, Javed Afridi, JW Auto Park owner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morris Garages (MG) Motor UK Limited to bring electric vehicles in Pakistan.

He further hinted at introducing more models in the upcoming year solely upon the public’s demand and reaction.

“For 2021 You Can Select From MG GLOBAL PRODUCT LINE UP That What Model We Can Launch?” Afridi tweeted.

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Engine

The ZS EV, which is an electronic vehicle (as the name suggests) functions on a 44.5 kWh battery paired with a CVT automatic transmission. It’s able to produce 141 horsepower (HP) at max. However, this isn’t the most attractive feature. MG’s ZS EV is able to travel 262 KILOMETRES IN A SINGLE CHARGE! (This is actually very impressive) You won’t have to worry about fuel economy or environmental hazards anymore.

Exterior

The ZS EV, billed as a family-friendly electric car by the company, offers better mileage than most mid-range vehicles but does not compromise on style in any way. The vehicle is equipped with a bunch of latest features. It comes with:

  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • LED Centre Brake Light
  • Bi-Function Project Headlights
  • Rear aero wipers
  • Front aero wipers
  • Electrically adjustable side mirrors

Such features exhibit that this vehicle is specifically designed for those who want all the advantages of a zero emissions vehicle without compromising on practicality or style. The ZS EV has 17-inch wheels.

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Interior

The ZS EV comes with heated front seats. It comes in two options; customers can choose between fabric and leather.

Other features include:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 4-speaker/ 6-speaker audio systems
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Rear parking cameras

It comes with an 8-inch infotainment system.

Safety features

No matter how powerful or feature-packed a vehicle is — if it does not have adequate safety features it isn’t worth it. After all, who would prefer features over one’s survival? In this regard, the British automaker has equipped the ZS EV with:

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Hill Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Anti-Rolling Protection

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Pricing

Here comes the most important question; what will be the price of this electric vehicle by MG motors being brought to us by the popular businessman Javed Afridi. Due to the lack of details that we have until now, the only way of making an approximation is through looking at the rates in Britain.

The vehicle is priced at:

  • ZS EV: £25,496 – £27,995 which is around PKR 5.4 million to PKR 6 million.

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