MG Comet EV Revealed
The Comet will be the name of MG Motor’s future small EV in India, the company has confirmed. Also, this marks the debut of MG’s India-specific model, which is based on sibling brand Wuling’s Air EV and is offered in countries like Indonesia.
About the name, MG claims that it is based on the renowned British aircraft that competed in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race, continuing the history of names taken from aircraft. The Hector and Gloster SUVs from MG are likewise named after British planes from World War Two.
The three-door, four-seat Comet will be the smallest four-wheeler available in India, making it, unlike any other hatchback we’ve ever had in India. The interior packing will be very space-efficient because of the electric skateboard construction, relatively long 2,010mm wheelbase, and boxy form, so it won’t be quite as cramped.
The India-specific MG Comet EV shares a similar appearance to the model offered in Indonesia. It gets a tall, stubby snout, a wraparound strip with LED lighting components under the windscreen, and a two-tone front fascia. The wraparound strip ends in the wing mirrors. While the rear end has been created to resemble the front fascia, the tiny wheels that have been pushed to the borders and the asymmetrical window line with dual-tone paint finish stand out in profile.
Its small size may give the impression that it will be marketed as a cheap car, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We anticipate it will cost more than Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and be marketed as a high-end intra-city runabout, for which MG would undoubtedly not skimp on frills.
Despite the fact that MG hasn’t yet released inside photos, we anticipate the main talking point to be a dual-screen infotainment system composed of two 10.25-inch screens, similar to the XUV700 or perhaps some Mercedes models. More high-end amenities are anticipated, including wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual-tone interiors with high-quality materials, linked car technology, and voice controls. A sunroof could even be present.
Battery power for the Comet EV is anticipated to be provided by a 20–25 kWh battery. According to our sources, the battery will be purchased locally from Tata AutoComp and will offer the Comet EV a driving range of up to 300 km. It will likely be iCAT-approved, exactly like MG’s other electric vehicle, the ZS EV. The Comet’s single front-axle motor is anticipated to produce about 50 kW of power (68hp).
The MG Comet EV is anticipated to enter the market in the middle of 2023. When it does, it will face competition from models like the Tata Tiago EV and the recently released Citroen eC3 in the market for electric hatchbacks. To make the MG Comet EV as competitive as possible, it will be built in India with over 60% localization.
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