15th Oct 2018 10:36 am
MG Motor India will bring the electric SUV via the CKD route. Vehicle will be assembled at MG’s new plant in Halol, Gujarat.
MG Motor India will launch an electric SUV in the Indian market. This model will follow the brand’s first SUV that will roll out in first half of 2019.
The MG ZS-based electric SUV could come with a 48kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The electric motor is claimed to develop 115hp and 255Nm of peak torque, and go 425km on a single charge.
MG is likely to bring the electric ZS as a CKD and locally assemble the model in order to keep costs in check. The interesting bit here is that the brand may even assemble the battery for the EV in India.
While the battery cell will be imported from China, Parent company SAIC has has joined hands with one of the world’s largest makers of lithium-ion batteries, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), who will help them assemble the battery module in our market.
There is no confirmation yet on a launch date, but expect the all-electric ZS SUV (likely to be called the ZSe or the eZS) to go on sale around late 2019.