• Defining performance in electric passenger car segment with a 44.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery for estimated range of 337 km*, superior safety systems, and Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems
• A normal charge takes 6.5 hours and get 80 percent of power in 30 minutes with compatible quick chargers
• Connect and control with i-SMART connectivity system compatible with Thai language; see battery status and nearby chargers on smartphone at a glance
Bangkok – 20 June 2019 – SAIC Motor-CP Co., Ltd. and MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd.— as a manufacturer and distributor of MG cars in Thailand —unitedly make a significant progress in Thai automotive industry with a Thailand launch of “NEW MG ZS EV”, MG’s first electric vehicle actualized in SUV platform. It is a new vehicle model poised to deliver convenience and journey superiority under ‘Easy Life’ axiom. MG also takes this opportunity to assure public on infrastructure readiness through partnership programs—starting with chargers at every authorized distributor of MG. Advanced booking starts today at every authorized distributor of MG nationwide.
Mr. Pongsak Lertruedeewattanavong, Vice President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., begins “For the past five years, MG has been recognized as an auto brand committed to keenly and continuously expand our market presence with finest products full of innovations to foster industrial growth in all aspects. Our direction in Thailand is in accordance with four core principles of MG’s parent company—SAIC Motor Corp.—which include Intelligent Connectivity, Electrification, Car Sharing, and Globalization. The launch of ‘NEW MG ZS EV’ in Thailand is not just a prove marking our new high in automotive excellence, it should also be highlighted as a phenomenon driving next-gen vehicle industry in Thailand to a new chapter. NEW MG ZS EV should be able to uplift both way of life and the environment at large as it is launched today with our full hope to encourage Thai drivers to consider driving vehicle with greener technologies following the Industry 4.0 Policy of Thailand’s Ministry of Industry.
“NEW MG ZS EV is a masterpiece encompassing built quality, performance, intelligence features, and eco-friendliness. Our first pure electric passenger car retains our philosophy on delivering innovative, sophisticated vehicles that can bring an experience of ‘Easy Life’ to all owners and occupants so they can confidently use BEVs with ease,” continues Mr. Pongsak.
NEW MG ZS EV, an electric SUV with a European Touch
The design of NEW MG ZS EV follows the exact same design language of MG-branded SUVs with astonishment, universality, and modernity in European styles. It attracts attention with an exclusive exterior color of Copenhagen Blue. The radiator grille offers a contemporary look with a hidden charging port. All-new, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard. The cabin is sporty and classy with elegantly-selected dark hues and a central console that is covered with a soft touch material. Driver will certainly be pleased with a leather-covered multifunction sport steering wheel panel allowing driver to operate a centrally-located 8-inch touchscreen. A digitally-controlled ventilation system comes with filters that can capture PM 2.5 particulates while a panoramic sunroof is also a standard feature for a lively journey.
Easy Drive - Best Innovations and Technologies for 'Easy Life' in Every Journey
The NEW MG ZS EV is a pure electric SUV that offers superb driving performance and responsiveness with no emission and operating noise from its electric motor, thanks to Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor technology developed for excellent power transmission and efficient heat dissipation. With a 44.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery certified under internationally-recognized standards, the NEW MG ZS EV has been proven to run through 40 cm of floodwater with no battery issues. In addition to its 360-degree protective shield, this battery is always monitored by an intelligent thermal management system to ensure efficiency of all functions in varying environments and temperature conditions. Combined with its electronically control system, the NEW MG ZS EV provides maximum output of 110 kW (150 hp) and maximum torque of 350 Nm, which enables it to accelerate from 0 to 50 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. Based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standards, its range per one full charge is measured at 337 km.
NEW MG ZS EV features Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that provides regenerative energy to the battery. A Triple smart driving mode is available for individual preferences: Eco for optimum energy efficiency; Normal for a balance between efficiency and performance; and Sport for better driving excitement.
Best-in-class safety from Advanced Synchronized Protection System that brings together FSF body structure, a Synchronized Protection System of nine safety technologies, and a host of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems including:
• Intelligent High-Beam Control (IHC)
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
• Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
• Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
• Lane Departure Prevention (LDP)
• Lane Keep Assist (LKA) • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
• Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
• Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Other notable functions are Follow Me Home Light for safety upon exiting the vehicle, Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) and Electronic Parking Brake (EPB). An immobilizer key is standard along with 6 airbags with two front airbags, two side airbags, and two curtain airbags, a parking camera, and a host of vehicle sensors.
Easy Charging - Recharge Anytime, Anywhere
NEW MG ZS EV supports two charging technologies:
- AC Normal Charge with a compatible MG Home Charger, which takes 6.5 hours to recharge from 0 to 100 percent of battery capacity.
- DC Quick Charge at a compatible public charging station, which takes 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 80 percent of battery capacity.
A new partnership with Energy Absolute Co., Ltd. (EA) is formed to complete installation of EA Anywhere chargers at 107 authorized distributors of MG across Thailand. New authorized distributors under MG's network expansion plan--ensuring 130 authorized distributors in total will be able to accommodate customers by the end of the year 2019.
Easy Connect – Control Everything with i-SMART Intelligent Connectivity System
i-SMART cabin control has three unique qualities: SMART Command, SMART CONNECT, and SMART CHECK. Owners of NEW MG ZS EV can check remaining power, vehicle status, estimated battery recharge time, or even nearest chargers whether public ones or ones located at authorized distributors of MG across the nation at their fingertips. i-SMART also comes with MG Home Charging Command so a charge can be remotely initiated when the vehicle is parked at home.
Easy Maintenance - Saving on Running and Maintenance Being a pure electric SUV, NEW MG ZS EV offers a substantial saving on running cost in comparison to its engine counterparts. With a powertrain comprising mainly of battery and electric motor, it also has much fewer components, resulting in easier and lower cost of maintenance.
Easy Own - Full Package of Modern-Day Features at Affordable Price
NEW MG ZS EV is now open for booking with special offers at all MG authorized dealers nationwide. It will be unveiled to general public at FAST Auto Show Thailand 2019 from 26 to 30 June at BITEC Bangna. Test drive will be available through MG dealerships as of 20 July, when delivery to customers also starts. Moreover, MG will continue to introduce NEW MG ZS EV to a larger audience through its nationwide roadshow and continuous product presence at major motor shows, including the upcoming BIG Motor Sale 2019 in August.
For further information, please call MG CALL CENTER at 1267