MG is all set to make their upcoming debuted of the new petrol version of their MG ZS model. Also the car will be launched in a new name to give it a fresh start in the market after its launch. The president of the company Rajeev Chaba further stated that the current portfolio of the MG SUVS will be expanded more in the coming months. This confirms that we can expect the coming model will be petrol version of the MG ZS model. As currently only the Hector model is available in the market in three different variant they are the Hector Plus, ZS EV and the Gloster. This new addition will give more variation to the MG SUVs. Although the exact date for the launch of the petrol variant is still unknown but the launch is most likely to happen by this year 2021.
Design and features of the MG ZS petrol variant
- Some of the spy image of the petrol variant that is being spotted testing in India revealed that the car design will be based on the face lifted version also it will be similar to the fully electric ZS model.
- Also this model will get a more intense headlight, redesigned front grille also the front fascia will be retouched for this model.
- The interior is expected to get few more touch-ups in the dashboard area; this includes a fully digital instrument cluster. The most highlighting features will be a 10.1 infotainment unit which is much bigger in size compared to the ZS EV model which comes with an 8.0 inch infotainment unit.
Brand new and unique nameplate for the MG ZS petrol model
The MG has already manufactured the electric version of the ZS model. To give the petrol variant a whole different identity and acknowledgement the company will rename the car with a new name. Also the SUV is expected to be more compact in footprint compared to the hector model.
Under the hood of the MG ZS petrol model
There will be two variant of the petrol engine in the new MG ZS petrol model. The range of this model will come with an aspirate naturally petrol mill engine that can produce 120 hp with 150 NM of peak torque. The other variant will be turbo engine of 1.3 litres that will offer 163 hp with 230 Nm of torque. Which will make the car to be most powerful model of SUV in its class, this can be stated if we look at some reference model like the Kicks and Duster or the Creta and Seltos both of this model offers much less hp compared to the petrol version of the ZS model.
Expected price of the MG ZS petrol model
To make the bargain more economical for the buyer the company is working more on assembling the car using more localised part unlike the ZS EV model. So the expected price can be estimated to be from 10-16 lakh for the upcoming petrol car.