MG ZS EV & Hyundai Kona Electric – Auto Expo 2020 Live

The two electric cars that have unlocked the e-SUV segment of India have been displayed at the Auto Expo 2020. Since we have spoken at length about the two vehicles in past articles, we decided to do a comparison of the two with inputs from Bijliwali Gaadi.

MG ZS EV at Auto Expo 2020

Hyundai Kona Electric at Auto Expo 2020

Specification Highlights:

CarHyundai Kona Electric MG ZS EV
Price (ex-showroom)Premium: Rs 23.72 lakh
Premium Dual Tone: Rs 23.91 lakh
Excite: Rs 20.88 lakh
Exclusive: Rs 23.58 lakh
Category Crossover 5 Seater SUV 5 Seater
Colours Marina Blue
Phantom Black
Polar White Dual Tone
Typhoon Silver
Polar White
Ferris White
Copenhagen Blue
Currant Red
Motor Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor AC Synchronous
Transmission Automatic single speed reduction Automatic single speed reduction
Drive LayoutFront wheel drive Front wheel drive
Power 136 PS142.7 PS
Torque 395 Nm 353 Nm
Battery 39.2 kWh Li-ion Polymer 44.5 kWh Li-ion
Driving Range 452 km ARAI Certified 340 km ARAI Certified
Charging 2 ports; fast charging & AC charging 2 ports; fast charging & AC charging
Charging Time AC 7.2 kW wallbox charging (0 to 80%):  6 hr 10 mins
2.8 kW portable charger fitted into 15 amp 3 pin socket (0 to 100%): 19 hrs
AC 7.4 kW wallbox chargine (0 to 80%):  6 hr
Portable charger fitted into 15 amp 3 pin socket (0 to 100%): 18 hrs
Fast Charging (0 to 80% with 50 kW charger) 57 mins 50 mins
Dimension (mm) 4180x1800x1570 (LxWxH) 4314x1809x1644 (LxWxH)
Wheelbase 2600 mm 2579 mm
Gross Weight 1400 kg 1491 kg
Ground Clearance 170 mm 205 mm
Boot Space 332 L 448 L
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System No Yes
Wheel Size 215/55 R17 215/55 R17
Front Suspension Independent MacPherspon Strut Anti-roll bar Independent MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Independent Multi-link coil springs shock absorbers Torsion Beam
Brakes Front/Rear Disc/Disc Disc/Disc
Availability10 states5 states


Hyundai Kona Electric MG ZS EV
Max. Speed 167 km/h 140 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 m/h 9.7 seconds 8.5 seconds
Drive Mode Eco, Comfort, SportEco, Normal, Sport
Transmission Single speed reduction automatic Single speed reduction automatic


Hyundai Kona Electric MG ZS EV
Hill start/Descent assist control (HAC) Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Yes Yes
Virtual Engine Sound System Yes No
Anti Lock Braking System Yes Yes
Tyre pressure monitoring system Yes Yes
Seat belt reminder Front Front & Rear
Airbags6 (Driver, Passenger, Side Impact & Curtain) 6 (Driver, Passenger, Side Impact & Curtain)


Hyundai Kona Electric MG ZS EV
Push button start Yes Yes
Electric driver seat 10-way adjustment 6-way adjustment
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Infotainment system 7-inch touchscreen system with voice control 8-inch touchscreen system with i-SMART support
Connectivity Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
Smart Key Yes Yes
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Windows Front, Rear Front, Rear
Battery Charge status indicator Yes Yes
Drive Type FWD FWD
Sun-roof Electric sunroof Dual-panoramic sunroof
Air Conditioner Yes Yes with PM2.5 particle filter
Regenerative Braking Yes Yes
Electronic Parking Brake Yes Yes
Parking Assist Reverse parking sensors, Rear camera with dynamic guidelines Reverse parking sensors, Rear camera with dynamic guidelines
Heated ORVMs No Yes
Heated and Ventilated seats Yes No
Internet Connectivity No ‘Internet Inside’


Hyundai Kona Electric MG ZS EV
Battery Warranty 8 year/160,000 km 8 year/150,000 km
Vehicle Warranty 3 year/unlimited km
3 years Road Side Assistance
5 year/unlimited km
5 years Road Side Assistance
Buy back option No Yes