On the latest news: MG motors revealed their first small electric vehicle “MG Comet” for the Indian market. The rebadged EV from the Chinese manufacturer Wuling is been anticipated for some time now. We have seen plenty of “camouflaged” test mules in India by now but seriously, how much can you camouflage this peculiar vehicle?
In markets like Indonesia, the car is known as Wuling Air EV, and our team was lucky to cover it at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2023. The SIAC umbrella allows MG to borrow this EV from Wuling, the logo and name will be the only refreshing part of it at least from the outside. Just like the names Hector and Gloster the name Comet is also inspired by the legendary British aeroplanes. Though the name does not rhyme with any of the current MG range of vehicles, all ending with a rrr sound. For more (serious) details about MG’s new Rs 10 Lakhs EV- read the full article.
- MG revealed all the colour options.
- Tata sourced battery pack.
- Equipped with hi-tech gizmos.
- Launch by May 2023.
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The electric vehicle has quite a quirky approach to design and funky colours from every other conventional vehicle. The front end is designed largely symmetrical to the rear end which reminds me of the Citroën Ami. The distinctive light bar wrapping across the width of the vehicle is carried out on both ends of the vehicle. The charging port is placed in the front where now the Wuling logo is replaced with the MG logo. It is expected to get an all-LED headlamp setup placed lower to the front bumper. Coming to the sides the vehicle is largely unique, whether with the bar joining ORVMs or with the asymmetrical windows. Other than the already mentioned taillight bar the posterior consists of all LED lights, reflectors and a skid plate design.
Talking about the elephant in the room (I meant quite the opposite actually) the dimensions of the electric vehicle are the main novelty. The MG Comet will be the smallest-selling Indian vehicle with just 2.9 metres in length. The vehicle is designed hugely keeping practicality in mind, the EV-specific skateboard design compliments the purpose well. The MG Comet will act as a compact nimble city runabout electric vehicle. The smaller dimensions will enhance agility in heavy traffic and accessibility to tight parking spots.
The quirkiness is carried further to the insides, from the steering wheel to the dashboard design. Overall boxier shape provides a surprising amount of space, we found plenty of headroom and legroom even at the rear seats. In addition to that, the interiors are feature packed with huge dual 10-inch displays which lift the cabin feel to the next level.
Powertrain and Price
The upcoming MG Comet is most likely to come with a locally sourced Tata AutoComp battery pack. For now, no confirmed news on the battery capacities of the MG Comet EV. However, combined with a single motor spinning the front wheels the EV is expected to give a claimed range of 300KM. Despite the dimensions, MG is planning to place the Comet EV as a fashionable compact urban commuter and it will be also competing against the Tata Tiago EV and the Citreon E-c3. MG Comet is expected to launch by May 2023 with a price tag of Rs 8-12 Lakhs, it is to be seen how well the novelty factors sell in our country.
Checkout the upcoming MG Comet upclose-
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