MG has arrived at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show with a battery-electric version of the ZS, called the eZS, which is the brand’s first zero-emission product.
Despite its public unveiling in the People’s Republic, details about the MG eZS are very scarce at the moment. Nonetheless, Autocar reports that it’s probably powered by a 148 PS (146 hp / 109 kW) electric motor mounted at the front, and backed up by a battery with an undisclosed capacity.
In the old NEDC cycle, the electric SUV is believed to be able to travel for 431 km (268 miles) before having to visit a charging station.
The new MG eZS will probably go on sale in China sometime next year, although it could arrive in Europe as well later on, as part of the SAIC-owned brand’s ambitions to expand its global operations and become an SUV maker.
In the United Kingdom, the outgoing MG ZS range includes three different models: the Explore, Excite and Exclusive, powered by either a 1.5-liter petrol or a turbo’d 1.0-liter GDI, depending on the selected variant. The former puts out 106 PS (105 hp / 78 kW) and is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox, whereas the latter is good for 111 PS (109 hp / 81 kW) and works in conjunction with a six-speed auto.
OTR pricing for the MG ZS range varies between £12,495 ($16,072/€14,194) and £15,795 ($20,317/€17,943) in the UK. So, if the MG eZS launches here, it will likely cost over £20,000 ($25,726/€22,719).