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Old 5th June 2019, 20:39   #1
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MG has announced that its upcoming electric SUV, the MG EZS will be manufactured in India at its Gujarat facility.

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Spy images suggest that MG has already started testing the EZS on Indian roads ahead of its launch in December 2019.

The MG EZS is an all-electric, 5-seater compact SUV based on the MG ZS. It is expected to be powered by a 52.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, that is claimed to offer a maximum range of 350-400 km on a single charge. Recharging the battery to its full capacity is expected to take around 8 hours using a wall charger.

MG has so far invested Rs. 2,200 crore to setup a new assembly line, press shop, body shop, parts distribution centre, testing and training facilities in India. It's first product for the Indian market will be launched later this month.

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Old 6th June 2019, 00:07   #2
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It makes sense to start their innings in a nascent segment and build from there. SAIC's experience as one the largest EV maker in China could help. But an electric SUV for India could well be ahead of it's time considering the infrastructure support we have.

I am curious to know why all initial test reports of the EZS points to 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery in other markets while the Indian variant is reported to be 52.5 kWh.
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This is a big differentiator, even though not a mass market product!

Believe everyone in the industry was expecting MG to come up with a CKD launch as a brand building exercise, whereas a locally built product might just allow them to launch the first real competitively (comparatively) priced electric SUV in the market.

The timing of this announcement isn't a coincidence as well. As per media reports, Hyundai is readying the electric Kona to be launched as a CKD in the market - and MG surely wants to cash in on their publicity as well.
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I am curious to know why all initial test reports of the EZS points to 44.5kWh lithium-ion battery in other markets while the Indian variant is reported to be 52.5 kWh.
52.5 kWh capacity seems to be wrong. MG motors is taking pre-orders for this in UK (availability in Q4, 2019) where its clearly mentioned as 44.4kWh battery.
https://mg.co.uk/mg-zs/electric/

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A 5-seater electric compact SUV that is not CKD and offers 350+ km range ticks far too many boxes to ignore. Really looking forward to this now!
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Its a good sign that at least few automakers are attempting a Top Down approach in EV space. With owners of these products residing mostly in separate houses, installing 32A wall chargers won't be a hassle for them. Also these customers are the ones who are going to contribute significantly towards increasing the road presence of high range EVs. Performance & Maintenance will need to be monitored especially when it comes to an EV running in a tropical zone like India. Instead of relying on Strong Hybrids as a stepping stone to EV (as per Japanese automakers), introduction of such high-performance EV will no doubt create the space of its own in Indian market, thereby urging other players to expand network of fast chargers & suppliers to increase their EV component base.
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They have even released the official video showing assembly of EZS in India.

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Wow, this is really something. If we ignore the half-baked E2O & e-Verito, this will be the first proper electric car to be built (rather, assembled) in India. No confirmed news whether the Hyundai Kona will be a CBU or CKD yet. Even if it's 2nd after the Hyundai, that is still something .

This will be an incredible brand-building exercise for MG. It'll instantly make the brand "cool" in the eyes of the moneyed.

Although I remain a high-revving fan, I am really looking forward to comprehensively testing the EZS & Kona, in our typical Official Review way .
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No confirmed news whether the Hyundai Kona will be a CBU or CKD yet.
There are multiple media reports about Kona being CKD and assembled at Tamilnadu plant.


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This will be an incredible brand-building exercise for MG. It'll instantly make the brand "cool" in the eyes of the moneyed.
Totally agree with this. EV launch will be a much bigger promotion for the MG brand than all the multiple events they are conducting over the last few months. It will be interesting to see how they price this.

EVs are the main reason I am more excited about Chinese brands like SAIC (MG motors), Great Wall Motors, Chery, etc... entering India. They will bring the much needed competition and variations to the EV market.
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According to a media report, MG has postponed the launch of the all-electric ZS to next year. The MG EZS EV was believed to debut by end-2019, but it is now expected to be launched sometime in early 2020.

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The MG EZS is a 5-seater SUV that is likely to be powered by a 52.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery is said to offer a maximum range of 350-400 km on a single charge and the time required to recharge the battery to its full capacity is around 8 hours.

The EZS is likely to be imported as CKD and will be assembled at MG's Gujarat plant. The company has invested Rs. 2,200 crore to setup a new assembly line, press shop, body shop and a parts distribution centre along with testing and training facilities in India.

Source: Autocar India

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According to a media report, MG has postponed the launch of the all-electric ZS to next year. The MG EZS EV was believed to debut by end-2019, but it is now expected to be launched sometime in early 2020.
Makes sense.

1. They currently have their hands full with the Hector.

2. Will give them something new to showcase at the Auto Expo.

3. Fresh buzz & PR for 2020. Hector has generated enough of it for 2019.
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According to a media report, MG has postponed the launch of the all-electric ZS to next year. The MG EZS EV was believed to debut by end-2019, but it is now expected to be launched sometime in early 2020.
Looks like the delay is just a rumour as Rajeev Chaba himself confirmed that it will be launched by end of this year. This is what he had to say on eZS and 7 seater Hector.

“So seven seater is a variant of Hector in which we are trying to bring and before that we’re going to launch EV, so EV we should be launching end of this year and I can promise good mileage, hopefully should give lots of confidence to consumers”

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“So seven seater is a variant of Hector in which we are trying to bring and before that we’re going to launch EV
What Rajiv indicated to me was that the 7 seat Hector will coincide with the BSVI variant and possibly mid-life facelift.
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Source : https://m.indianautosblog.com/morris...-media-p318450
MG Motor India is going to launch the eZS as its second product in December this year. The eZS has been spotted on several occasions in the past during road tests. The company has teased the B-SUV on its social media handle with the caption "EVen against the odds" - indirectly promoting the usage of EVs during the upcoming 'Odd-Even' rule which will be re-implemented in the capital city from 4-15 November 2019.
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MG Motors EV spied in India again,

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The MG eZS was first unveiled in China in late 2018 and went on sale in the UK recently.

It was expected to arrive in India by December 2019, but the launch has been pushed to early 2020.

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Models spied may be two different variants, but they look nearly identical to UK-spec version.

The cabin appears similar to the UK-spec eZS with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rotary drive selector, and more.

It is expected to offer a range of over 400km from a 44.5kWh battery; 0-80 per cent DC fast charge in 40 minutes.

When launched, the eZS will rival the Hyundai Kona Electric. It’s likely to be priced around Rs 22 lakh.
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