Hyundai Kona Vs MG ZS EV Comparison: These days a lot of new vehicles are being launched in the market. All new products are coming with new technology and features. In today’s world, it is not wrong to call these new machines, Gadgets. As we all know that electric cars are the future of the automobile industry. Slowly India’s infrastructure is changing, such that we will soon see many new electric cars on the Indian roads.
So far limited options are available in the Indian market. The most popular among them are MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona. Both these vehicles come at a similar price tag and offer quite similar features. If you too are confused about both these vehicles and want to know which is better for you, then this post can be very helpful for you. In this post, we are going to compare Hyundai Kona Vs MG ZS EV. Which will make you clear which one is better for you.
Hyundai Kona Electric Vs MG ZS EV Comparison- Range, Price, Features
|Dimensions||MG ZS EV||Hyundai Kona Electric|
The Mg ZS EV is a bigger and wider car than the Hyundai Kona. In terms of space, the ZS EV feels roomier and spacious than the Kona. Also, it gives a more SUV look and feels. The Kona appears like a big hatchback with a crossover treatment instead of an SUV. Although ground clearance is something that the Kona has an edge over Zs. It has 172 mm of ground clearance as compared to 161 mm of the ZS EV.
The Kona Front design Resembles with the Hyundai SUV Lineup. Unlike the Creta and Venue, it gets a twin-setup headlamp unit, a thin LED day-time running light at the top of the bumper, and the main projector headlamp on the lower side of the bumper. From the side, it gets the black roof rails and it comes with aerodynamic style alloy wheels which look very unique and make the car’s side profile look attractive. Rear Side gets thin LED tail lamps and rear fog lamps with reverse light on the bumper. The Black body cladding is also given under its rear bumper which makes its rear profile sporty.
On the Other Hand, MG ZS EV ZS EV gets conventional-looking design as it looks bigger and More Suv Propotion as compared to Kona. It gets sculpted lines across the front as well as sides and a chrome-finished grille with the big MG Logo on the Centre. It also gets the project headlamps that are placed on top of the bumper instead of the bumper in the Hyundai Kona. Talking of the side profile, it has 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and silver roof rails. On the rear, it offers a thin spoiler, LED taillamps, a large MG logo in the centre and rear fog lights on the bumper.
Coming to the interior. Hyundai is known for its premium interiors and the Kona is not an exception. The Hyundai Kona’s interior build quality, switches feel and comfort is quite amazing. However, Some Users can feel claustrophobic inside its all-black interior. The Seat Comfort is also very good, the front seats also offer the heat and cold ventilation feature, which is not present in MG ZS EV at the moment.
Talking about the MG ZS EV interior. It also has a dark coloured interior but is slightly lighter than the Kona. Also, the interior space and rear leg space in the ZS EV is slightly higher than the Hyundai Kona. The comfort and quality of the interiors are also quite good but not matches Hyundai’s Quality levels. In addition, the ZS EV misses the option of ventilated seats.
One thing that will definitely entice you to sit in the MG’s interior is its panoramic sunroof which is quite large and gives a very luxurious feel to the cabin. While a normal sunroof is given in the Kona. Hyundai Kona is ahead of the MG ZS EV when it comes to overall seat comfort and interior.
Ride Quality, Range and Electric Motor
|Model||MG ZS EV||Hyundai Kona Electric|
|Battery Capacity||44.5 KWh||39.2 KWh|
|0-100kmph||8.5 seconds||9.7 seconds|
As there are not many charging stations available in-country at the moment, the most important thing that buyer look in an Electric Vehicle is its driving Range. The Hyundai Kona comes with a 39.2 kW-hour battery. At the same time, the MG ZS EV comes with a 44.5 kWh battery. But these figures are inverted in terms of driving range. In the range department, Hyundai Kona excels the MG ZS EV. Hyundai claims Kona is capable to deliver 452Km of Range on a full charge. Whereas According to MG the ZS EV is capable of delivering a driving range of up to 340 km on a full charge.
The MG ZS electric motor produces 143 bhp of power and 353Nm of torque. At the same time, Kona Electric motor produces 136bhp of power and 395Nm meter of torque. On Paper MG ZS produces more power and torque as compared to Kona. Also, in real-world driving conditions, the ZS feels much more punchy to drive and its steering response is also better than the Kona. On the other hand, Hyundai Kona’s ride quality is far better than that of the Kona. It provides a much more smooth and refined driving experience.
It also offers four driving modes Eco Plus, Eco, Comfort and Sport which really helps when driving a vehicle under different conditions. Hyundai claims that it can do 0-100 kmph in just 9.7 seconds. While MG claims that the ZS EV can do 0-100kmph in 8.5 seconds. Both cars perform well in overall driving dynamics. The Hyundai Kona offers a more comfortable ride while the MG ZS feels more punchy and stable.
Hyundai Kona Electric Vs MG ZS EV Features Comparison
Talking about the Features. Both cars are equipped with all the bells and whistles. It is the Hyundai Kona which has a slight edge over MG ZS in terms of features. The Kona comes with 10 Way Electrically adjustable Driver Seat, 7-inch Infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Sunroof, Rear AC Vents, Rear Armrest with Cupholders, Front Ventilated Seats, Tilt & Telescopic Steering Adjustment, cruise control, Cornering Lights, Hyundai Bluelink Features etc.
On the Other Hand, MG ZS EV is equipped 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, 6 way electronically adjustable driver seat, 2.5 PS air filter, cruise control, auto climate control, panoramic sunroof, automatic LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, key-equipped entry, 3.5-inch multi-information display etc Features. The ZS also supports i-Smart 2.0 connected car technology. Like the Hector, it also gets 30 connectivity including in-built internet, Wi-Fi, Mobile Remote System. Through this feature, you can control the air condition, lock/unlock Door, Start/stop the engine and much from the mobile app.
Safety remains the number one priority while purchasing a Vehicle. Features like 6 airbags, vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, hill assist control, all-disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear camera, virtual sound system for pedestrians and tire pressure monitoring system are given for safety purpose in Hyundai Kona. At the same time, for safety, the MG ZS EV has 6 airbags, electric stability control, ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, reverse camera, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensor, seatbelt reminder and tire pressure monitoring system. Both cars are equipped with similar safety features and there is hardly any difference between the two, both are similar in terms of safety.
Hyundai slashed the price of Kona in 2020. Now it starts at Rs. 23.75 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi and comes in only one variant i.e Premium. On the Other Hand, MG ZS EV comes in two variant Excite and Exclusive. The Excite variant comes with basic features and Priced at Rs. 20.88 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi. Whereas the Exclusive variant which comes with all the bells and whistles is priced at Rs. 25.58 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi.
Hyundai Kona vs MG ZS EV – Conclusion
Both Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV are excellent products. As we all know that Hyundai is the second-largest car manufacturer in India, its service centre availability and customer support are far superior as compared to MG. There are not many electric vehicles available in India right now and a local mechanic cannot repair it. The service network of Hyundai is quite large, so if you are thinking of buying an EV, then you should go with Hyundai Kona because its range is higher than the ZS EV, which is the most important in the Electric vehicle.