- MG introduces the Comet EV in India, a compact three-door electric vehicle with a 230km range and a base price of Rs 7.98 lakh.
- The Comet EV offers an impressive list of features, including a 10.25-inch infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a full-width LED light bar, making it a top contender in the city runabout segment.
The Comet EV is priced at Rs 7.98 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, India). While this is the base price for the three-door EV, prices for further versions will be disclosed soon. The Comet EV is in its own class, and MG is targeting buyers looking for a small-footprint city runabout.
The Comet EV will be available for test drives beginning April 27; reservations will open on May 15, with delivery beginning later that month.
Powertrain of MG Comet EV
The Comet EV is powered by a 17.3kWh battery that is IP67-rated for water and dust resistant and has an ARAI-certified range of 230km. MG also provides a 3.3kW onboard charger that charges the battery in seven hours. Tata AutoComp supplied the battery to MG.
The Comet is powered by a single electric motor that produces 42hp and 110Nm of torque and transmits power to the rear wheels via an automated gearbox. It is 2,974mm long, 1,505mm wide, and 1,640mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,010mm. To put its dimensions in context, the Alto K10, India’s other tiny car, is 556mm longer than the Comet EV.
Interior Features of Comet EV
The interior of the Comet EV is white and grey, with two 10.25-inch screens – one for the infotainment system and the other for the digital instrument cluster. The front passenger seat is one-touch tumble and fold, while the rear seats are split 50:50. A rotary drive selector is also included with the Comet.
The Comet EV includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, manual air conditioning settings, keyless entry, steering-mounted controls, three USB ports, and more than 55 linked features. ABS, EBD, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a reverse camera and sensors, and dual front airbags are among the safety features on the Comet EV.
Exterior Features of MG Comet EV
The Comet EV, which is based on the Wuling Air EV, sports a boxy design language with intriguing elements like a full-width LED light bar, which MG refers to as the Extended Horizon linking lights. Along the side, a chrome and piano black strip joins both wing mirrors. The Comet EV’s charging connector is also located in the front, under the light bar, and its flap includes an illuminated MG logo.
The Comet EV rides on 12-inch alloy wheels, the smallest wheel size offered on any vehicle currently on the market. It also features asymmetrical windows, with the back windows positioned vertically. The Comet EV also gets the Extended Horizon linking lights at the back. The EV comes in five colours and a variety of graphics packs divided into sticker styles and lighted packs.