MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona: Which Electric Car Worth Buying?
Keeping the COVID experience in mind, personal vehicles are going to replace public transport in the near future. But this sudden rise in the number of vehicles can cause harm to our dear planet. To stop that from happening, companies are coming up with a green solution: electric car.
Not only are these vehicles more sustainable than fossil-fueled oldies, but they are also more stylish, comfortable, and powerful. While many models are in the pipeline, two have already been launched: the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona.
Because of their features, the two electric cars have already become the talk of the town and rivals. Let’s have a look at the features of these four-wheelers individually and then you can decide by yourself on which one can beat the other.
MG ZS EV
If you like MG Hector even a bit, the new MG ZS EV is going to make you a fan-boy. Despite being an electric vehicle, ZS EV looks like a regular-sized SUV. The looks are regular, but the price is not.
Right now, this electric car is coming in two variants: The Excite and The Exclusive. The ex-showroom price of the Excite variant is around INR 20.88 lakh, while The Exclusive variant will cost you around INR 23.58 lakh.
The headlamps of ZS EV evoke a British sense. Its size is a bit smaller than MG Hector but the panoramic sunroof from inside won’t let you realize the same. Coming with iSmart EV 2, PM 2.5 air-filter, and roof rail, ZS EV will give you the right luxury for its price.
Talking about the power – literally and metaphorically – the new ZS EV produces 143PS of power and 353Nm of torque from its electric motor. The IP67-rated battery holds 44.5kWh. MG is claiming that it can cover 340 km with a single charge. With a fast charger, one hour can fill the battery up to 80 percent.
The INR 23.7 lakh worthy Hyundai Kona boasts itself as India’s first four-wheeler in electric space. Right now, this electric car is being sold in India from 15 Hyundai showrooms in 11 major cities only.
From outside, this electric pioneer looks more like a large crossover hatchback than an SUV. Though roof rails and body cladding will try to sell it as an SUV.
Once you enter inside the car, you can easily guess who’s the maker of it (if you already don’t know). Many interior parts are borrowed from other Hyundai models. For example, steering and switchgear give vibes of the cheaper Venue.
Hyundai is famous for its interiors. But you’ll get disappointed with the company once you go to the backside of the car. The seats are a bit uncomfortable, as the passenger has to sit in a knees-up and bottoms down position. The legroom is very tight and there is no room under the driver’s seat.
The Indian variant of Kona has a 39.2kWh battery. With a single charge, this electric car covers around 300 km when driven with foot-pressure on gas. The motor of Hyundai Kona produces 136hp of torque. Just like MG ZS EV, it can be charged up to 80 % in an hour.
Now, it would be too cruel to give a clear-cut verdict on which car feels ‘powerless’ in front of the other. Though if analyzed critically, the scale looks slanted a little toward the MG ZS EV.