MG Comet EV launched in India: Key highlights
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?
MG Comet EV launched at a starting and ex-showroom price of ₹7.98 lakh. Bookings open from May 15 onwards.
“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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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.
MG to provide a home charging box with every Comet EV
The EV can also be powered using a conventional 16 amp wall socket
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.