MG has added the MG ZS EV to their line-up of vehicles for sale in the United Arab Emirates. That’s right, starting at AED 99,500 (excluding VAT) you can now own one. That’s pretty much a third of what it would cost you to own a Tesla Model X.
The company is keeping in the family, with the new MG ZS EV stated as the family-friendly electric car. It’s designed for those who want all the advantages of a zero-emissions vehicle without compromising on practicality or style.
The new MG ZS EV is capable of travelling for 335km on a single battery charge. Equipped with fast charging, it can allow up to 80 per cent battery re-charge in just 40 minutes. Power is delivered by a single electric motor that drives the front wheels and delivers 148bhp and 350Nm of torque. Not the fastest car out there, it accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds.
The UAE’s infrastructure is well developed and ready to support the demand for new electric vehicles. The MG ZS EV also comes with a home charging kit compatible with any power outlet.
The company launched the vehicle with its #StartSomewhere campaign. It seems befitting for those wanting to make the change to EV. With an attractive price tag of AED100K we should hope to see more of these on the roads soon.
Based on the MG ZS SUV, the new electric model is a great option with an affordable price tag and is ok-equipped too. It features an 8″ touch screen infotainment system and parking sensors, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assistance, and a push start engine button.
Providing peace-of-mind in terms of safety, the five-star Euro NCAP-rated model is equipped as standard with ABS, EBD, EBA, hill assistance, auto hold, a tire pressure monitoring system and six airbags. The range-topping LUX model adds further neat touches such as a rear camera with dynamic guidance lines, panoramic sunroof, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, Warning system and 17” two-tone alloy wheels.
There are two grades currently available, the COM and LUX versions with each providing a good mix of specifications you require and need in an EV. It comes in five ‘luxury’ colors, Aqua Cyan, Red Diamond, Dover White, Pebble Black, and Regal Blue. We may just consider a nice white one for ourselves.
The new MG ZS EV is available for test drive and delivery from all the Al Yousuf Motors showrooms across the UAE.