The MG ZS EV has emerged as a strong competitor against the likes of the Hyundai Kona electrical. The MG ZS EV is available in two variants — Exclusive and Excite, while the Hyundai Kona can be obtained in one version and 2 trims – Premium tone and Premium. Read below to find out more.
In terms of layout, the MG ZS EV receives a signature MG appearance that comprises a grille pattern that is diamond-studded with chrome surround, which will be flanked by sharp LED headlamps. The front bumper neatly sculpted lines and features a central air dam. The rear section features large LED tail lamps that stream to the door. The vehicle comes with a one-piece bumper that connects to the tail lamp and it houses the reflectors. The sides are flanked by windmill motivated ORVMs with turn indicators, alloy wheels, big windows and roof rails.
As for the Hyundai Kona, the SUV features a distinctive LED headlamp on the bumper that gives it an iconic look. The sleek LED DRLs with turn signs sit high above as a distinct unit and they are connected with a chrome insert. The back part features a skid plate and a rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamps. The vehicle rides 17-inch Aero wheels.
The MG ZS EV gets a touchscreen infotainment system that’s borrowed from the Hector and an all-black interior. The vehicle gets the iSmart EV 2.0 system using a brand new graphic interface and improved hardware as seen in Hector’s iSmart system. The Exclusive variant offers skies roof to a dual-pane. Additionally, the top-spec variant also has an in-built PM 2.5 air filter using a CO2 saver attribute which displays the quantity of carbon-dioxide that the owners are saving in real-time.
The Hyundai Kona Electric comes with an all-digital tool cluster that reads all of the info regarding the multiple drive modes as well as the powertrain – Eco/Eco+, Comfort and Sport. The console is highlighted with an infotainment program that comes such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In terms of attributes, the Kona Electric has HUD (heads-up screen ), sunroof, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering, ventilated and heated seats, dual-zone climate control, reverse parking camera, 10-way electrically adjustable seats, navigation, six-speakers, and split 60:40 rear seats.
The ZS EV has got a three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor that’s powered by a 44.5kWh battery which generates 143bhp and 353Nm of torque. The engine comes mated an automatic transmission. The battery takes hours for a complete charge, while the DC charger that is 50kW enables battery charging from 0-80 percent in just 50 minutes. The version, which is promised to return a range of 340km on a complete charge, can creep from 0-100kmph in 8.5 minutes.
The Kona Electric is powered with a high-voltage 39.2kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack that supplies the juice into a single permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) mounted onto the front axle. The energy amounts of 134bhp and 395Nm might seem fair, but then, the instant torque right from the word”go” means that the Kona is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100kmph in just 9.7 seconds.