MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Specification Comparison

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Prices / Electric Motor Specifications / Battery Details / Driving Range / Features / Dimensions / Charging Solutions / Safety Features

MG ZS EV finally makes its debut in the Indian market. The second offering from MG Motor is priced from Rs 20.88 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Its prime competitor is the Hyundai Kona, which was launched last year at a similar price range.

Here, we put the MG ZS EV against the Hyundai Kona EV to compare their battery packs, their features, dimensions and charging details. We have also driven both the electric SUVs already. Find out their reviews at the end of the article.

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Price

ZS EVKona EV
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 20.88 to Rs 23.58 LakhsRs 23.70 Lakhs

MG ZS EV is priced from Rs 20.88 Lakhs up to Rs 23.58 Lakhs. On the other hand, the Kona EV comes at a price of Rs 23.70 Lakhs (all prices ex-showroom). The top-end variant of ZS is just about the same as of Kona, but it has an advantage of offering almost fully-loaded base variant for Rs 3 Lakhs cheaper.

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Battery Details And Power

ZS EVKona EV
Battery44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery with IP67 Rating And Liquid Cooling39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery with IP67 rating and Liquid Cooling
Power143 PS136 PS
Torque353 Nm394 Nm
TransmissionSingle Speed With Three Driving ModesSingle Speed With Three Driving Modes
0-100 KM/HR (claimed)8.5 seconds9.7 seconds

ZS EV gets a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack in comparison to Kona’s 39.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. Both the battery packs are IP67 rated and get liquid-cooling. The ZS EV produces 143 PS and 353 Nm of peak torque. Kona produces comparatively lower power but higher torque, at 136 PS and 394 Nm. While the ZS achieves 0-100 km/hr in just 8.5 seconds, the Kona takes more time for the same at 9.7 seconds.

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MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Driving Range

ZS EVKona EV
Range (claimed)340 Kms452 Kms

MG claims that the ZS EV will offer up to 340 kms range on a single charge. Despite Kona having a smaller battery, it offers 100 kms worth of range more. The claimed driving range of Kona is 452 kms on single charge.

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Charging Solutions

MG offers five options for charging the ZS EV. They include:

  1. Portable 3-Pin Plug Charger – 16-18 Hours
  2. Home AC Charger – 6-8 Hours
  3. Public Fast Charger – 0-80% in 50 Minutes
  4. Extended Charging Network
  5. Charge On The Go

As for the Kona EV, it also comes with three options for charging, which include:

  1. Portable 3-Pin Plug Charger – 19 Hours for 100 % / 3 Hours For 50 Kms
  2. Home AC charger – 7 Hours
  3. Public Fast Charger – 0-80% in 57 minutes
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MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Features

MG has loaded the ZS EV with features such as:

  1. Rain Sensing Front Wipers
  2. 6-Ways Adjustable Front Seats
  3. 3 Level Regenerative Braking Energy
  4. Eco, Sport and Normal Driving Modes
  5. Cruise Control
  6. Auto Headlamps
  7. Panoramic Sky Roof
  8. PM 2.5 Air Filter
  9. LED Headlamps And LED DRLs
  10. Twin-Pod Analogue Console With 8.9cm MID
  11. Rear 60:40 Split Seats
  12. 20.32cm Touchscreen Infotainment with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay And Voice Recognition
  13. I-Smart technology with charging information, driving details, nearest charging station and other information

The Kona EV gets features such as:

  1. Electric sunroof
  2. Front ventilated and heated seats
  3. 10-way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
  4. Electronic parking brake
  5. Button type shift by wire technology
  6. Fully digital instrument cluster
  7. 17.7cm touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Recognition
  8. LED headlamps
  9. Drive Mode Select (Eco/Eco+/Comfort and Sport)
  10. Paddle Shifters
  11. Cruise Control
  12. Adjustable regeneration braking

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Safety Features

Safety features of ZS EV include:

  1. Front and rear seat belt reminder
  2. Heated ORVMs
  3. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  4. Rear Disc Brakes
  5. ABS with EBD and Brake Assist
  6. Hill Descent Control
  7. Reverse Parking Camera With Guidelines
  8. Electronic Stability Control
  9. Hill Start Assist
  10. Six Airbags

Safety features of the Kona EV include:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. Hill Assist Control
  3. Rear Parking Sensor with Rear Parking Camera
  4. ABS with EBD
  5. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and ESC
  6. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  7. Four-Disc Brakes (Front and Rear)

MG ZS EV Vs Hyundai Kona EV – Dimensions

ZS EVKona EV
Length4314mm4180mm
Width1809mm1800mm
Height1620mm1570mm
Ground Clearance161mm170mm
Wheelbase2579mm2600mm
Weight1502 Kgs1535 Kgs

ZS EV is 4,314mm long, 1,809mm wide and 1620mm tall. In comparison, Kona is shorter by nearly 200mm, which is a huge difference. The width and height of Kona are also lower than the ZS EV, by 9mm and 50mm respectively. Seems like ZS EV will be more spacious than Kona. However, Kona gets batter ground clearance than ZS EV, at 170mm.