For overseas markets, MG has debuted the facelifted ZS EV and Astor SUV. Both models have significant stylistic modifications in the front and slight tweaks in the sides and back, closely mirroring the MG VS hybrid SUV now on the market in Thailand. However, there is no information on when these models would be available in India. Facelifts for the ZS EV and Astor include a revised grille and headlights. Powertrains are expected to remain the same as in present models.
In comparison to the current MG ZS EV and Astor, the facelifted models have a completely new front fascia, including a redesigned front grille and headlamps. The new front bumper has a distinct diamond pattern and large intakes on the sides. Except for the redesigned alloy wheels, both models have the same profile. The ZS EV and Astor facelifts are also relatively unchanged at the back.
The engine specs of the facelifted ZS EV and Astor are yet to be revealed, but both are based on the Thailand-spec VS, which is powered by a hybrid powertrain. However, it is likely that the ZS EV facelift would retain the present car's 50.3kWh battery pack, which delivers a stated range of 461km. It will also most likely be powered by the same 176hp and 280Nm front-axle-mounted electric motor.
The Astor facelift, like the ZS EV facelift, will keep the 110hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and the 140hp, 220Nm, 1.3-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The carmaker is preparing to launch the Hector facelift in India next month. In addition, MG will launch the Air compact city car, its second electric vehicle in the market after the ZS EV.