CRA Innovation & Technology News – Tailand
Cutting-edge technology is no stranger in the automotive world, with better engines and performance-enhancing equipment year after year. However, cars are not simply vehicles to take you places. Design is vital to suit each driver’s lifestyle and the pleasure from well thought out creators is a reward for sophisticated drivers.
MG is combining the best of both worlds into its development process to produce better automobiles.
MG kicked off the new decade with its revolutionary Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in SUV form. The SUV embraces the future of electric cars. Forward-thinking drivers in Thailand are therefore delighted to welcome in 2020 the “NEW MG ZS EV” with world-class technology, more utilities, less cost and pollution, and an exhilarating experience.
The NEW MG ZS EV is MG’s first EV that will elevate quality of life and the environment alike. This European-style SUV is 100% electric and features a unique design of superior elegance and modernity. The Copenhagen blue exterior comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and a charger behind the front grille. The interior design is black and features soft-touch front console and multifunctional sport steering wheel that connects to the 8-inch colour touch screen. The cabin is wide and comfortable, with a distinct panoramic sunroof and clean air filtration system up to PM2.5 particles.
MG is continuously developing its technology and this time the outcome is a new Lithium-ion battery with capacity of 44.5 kWh. This ensures constant acceleration, quiet drive, and no pollution. Built-in Liquid Cooling System helps elongate the battery life and efficiency. The engine can offer up to 150 horsepower and one full charge can drive up to 337 kilometres*.
Moreover, MG has developed the Advanced Synchronized Protection System, a safety system for FSF body structure and driving system such as intelligent high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, lane-related assist, warning, and prevention, and rear cross traffic alert.
This contemporary SUV is equipped with Easy Charging where both normal and quick charge are available, as fast as 30 minutes for 0%-80% charge. The normal charge is most convenient with MG Home Charger, which will automatically cut the power off after a full charge. Plus, a full charge from 0%-100% takes merely 6.5 hours and the cost is less than 1 baht/kilometre**.
Besides Easy Drive and Easy Charging, the NEW MG ZS EV provides: Easy Connect – the i-SMART system operated by voice control and mobile application checks battery level, real-time charging status and duration, and finds nearby charging stations; Easy Maintenance – the maintenance cost is only 8,545 baht for 100,000 kilometres and MG offers module change for impaired battery performance without having to replace the entire battery.
In addition to electric vehicle innovation, MG serves success-driven drivers with the “NEW MG HS” with its definition of “Elegance” offering luxury sport design and high technology, including 25 safety systems, assistive devices, and superior features.
This SUV offers partial automation; that is, the speed and steering wheel can be automatically controlled by Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with the driver being the main navigator in noticing obstacles, assessing circumstances, and responding to driving incidents.
All these state-of-the-art and consumer-oriented technologies offer a perfect fit for sporting drivers who value excellence and opportunities. Better yet, it’s all made with a sense of design.
In short, MGs are the smart vehicles of the future that define your own style today.
For more information, please visit www.mgcars.com.
*Based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standards
**From a study by MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., calculated by average power consumption rate on ECO Sticker compared to average national power consumption rate (based on information from the Energy Regulatory Commission, retrieved June 2020)