MG Comet EV launched in India: Key highlights

  • MG Comet EV is the second all-electric car from MG Motor India.
Comet EV from MG Motor India is gunning for attention from young buyers in urban Indian centers.
Comet EV from MG Motor India is gunning for attention from young buyers in urban Indian centers.

MG Comet EV from MG Motor India has officially launched in the country. The Comet EV may be a small car - smallest EV in India, but it is making some very big promises as it positions itself as a viable urban mobility option. The MG Comet EV is also be the second all-electric vehicle from MG Motor India, after the ZS EV which was first launched in 2020 and then updated earlier this year. There is a whole lot of attention on the mass-market EV segment now, a space where Tata Motors has a commanding lead with the likes of Nexon EV, Tigor EV and Tiago EV. Will the MG Comet EV make a mark here? Catch all the key highlights from the launch of MG Comet EV:

26 Apr 2023, 11:53 AM IST

The MG Comet EV launch event comes to an end

The launch event of the MG Comet EV has come to an end. The smallest EV in India is looking to take the fight to Tata Tiago EV. What do you make of this electric power pack?

26 Apr 2023, 11:20 AM IST

Price launch!

MG Comet EV launched at a starting and ex-showroom price of 7.98 lakh. Bookings open from May 15 onwards.

26 Apr 2023, 11:20 AM IST

“MG Comet EV is not for everyone!”

Rajeev Chaba, MD and President at MG Motor India, admits that the Comet EV is not for every potential buyer. He says if someone has frequent highway trips, he or she can look elsewhere. But a buyer who is looking for a small and smart mobility option is who would prefer Comet EV.

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26 Apr 2023, 11:14 AM IST

Colour options on Comet EV

MG is providing body wraps, strickers and a range of accessories. From the showroom though, the Comet EV comes in three single-tone hues and two dual-tone colour options. The single tone options are White, Black and Silver. The dual-tone hues are Green with Black roof and White with Black roof.

Comet EV
MG Comet EV in a shade of Green with Black roof and body graphics.
Comet EV
MG Comet EV in a shade of Green with Black roof and body graphics.
26 Apr 2023, 11:09 AM IST

MG to provide a home charging box with every Comet EV

The EV can also be powered using a conventional 16 amp wall socket

26 Apr 2023, 11:08 AM IST

Comet EV comes with iSmart Technology

The iSmart technology in Comet EV brings to the fore around 55 apps, apart from over 100 voice commands.

26 Apr 2023, 11:07 AM IST

Comet EV gets a digital key

One does not need a physical key to open and drive out a Comet EV. This can be done using a digital key that can also be shared by the owner with multiple persons.

26 Apr 2023, 11:06 AM IST

At launch event, MG puts focus on congested Indian cities

MG highlights how easy it could be for a car like Comet EV to navigate bumper-to-bumper traffic in most Indian cities.

26 Apr 2023, 10:53 AM IST

Comet EV launch event to begin shortly

All eyes would be on pricing. While strong indications thus far have been that Comet EV will start at around 10 lakh (ex-showroom) price point, there is a chance that MG Motor India goes aggressive with the pricing structure and positions the model below Tiago EV which starts at 8.70 lakh (ex-showroom)

26 Apr 2023, 10:25 AM IST

MG's ambitions with Comet EV

MG Motor India says it can roll out as many as 3,000 Comet EV units per month from its plant in Halol, in Gujarat. 

MG Comet EV
MG says it has a production capacity of around 3,000 Comet EVs per month from its plant in Gujarat.
MG Comet EV
MG says it has a production capacity of around 3,000 Comet EVs per month from its plant in Gujarat.
26 Apr 2023, 10:07 AM IST

Comet EV dimensions

Comet measures 2,974 in length, is 1,505 mm wide and stands 1,640 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,010 mm and gets 12-inch steel wheels.

26 Apr 2023, 09:49 AM IST

Is Comet EV compatible with fast-charging options?

While MG Comet EV can be plugged into a fast-charging plug, it does not support fast-charging. The company says an owner can power the car to 100 per cent in around seven hours.

26 Apr 2023, 09:27 AM IST

Drawing inspiration from elder sibling?

MG already has an all-electric car in the form of ZS EV. The ZS EV was launched in 2020 and then updated earlier this year. The EV though is a premium offering and starts at around 23.40 lakh.

26 Apr 2023, 09:07 AM IST

MG Comet EV draws inspiration from this Chinese EV

MG Motor, which is owned by SAIC, has used a similar-looking micro electric car from Wuling in China to build the Comet EV. As is evident from the image of the Wuling Air EV, the Comet EV remains largely the same as far as design elements are concerned. Even some of the interior elements have also been inspired from this Chinese EV.

Wuling Air EV
Wuling Air EV is one of the best-selling electric car in China.
Wuling Air EV
Wuling Air EV is one of the best-selling electric car in China.
26 Apr 2023, 08:38 AM IST

MG Comet: Smaller than Tata Nano, made for urban commute 

MG Motor is projecting the Comet EV as an ideal option on congested Indian city roads. The micro electric car is smaller than Tata Nano and has a turning radius of about four meters. The Comet EV is being manufactured locally at the carmaker's Halol facility in Gujarat.

26 Apr 2023, 07:49 AM IST

Comet EV will be the sixth model from MG Motor India

MG entered Indian shores in 2019 with the launch of Hector SUV. This was followed by the entry of the ZS EV, Hector Plus, Gloster and Astor. Comet EV though is positioned at the start of the company's product portfolio.

First Published Date: 26 Apr 2023, 07:49 AM IST

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