The Comet EV, MG Motor’s second electric vehicle for India, is now in production. A photo of the Comet EV, which will begin to appear on Indian roads next week, was included in the automaker’s latest update as the line-off ceremony was held at MG’s Halol plant in Gujrat.
On April 19, MG Motor will formally unveil the Comet EV, which is based on Wuling’s hugely well-liked Air EV in China & Indonesia. It is also expected to be the smallest electric car in India and one of the least expensive, competing with models like the Tata Tiago EV and Citroen e:C3.
The widely recognized GSEV platform serves as the foundation for the MG Comet EV. The mini automobile is primarily designed for city commuting. MG asserts that this platform is made to be simple to use yet offers versatility and spaciousness. Along with airbags for the occupants, the EV will also have a sturdy steel frame (with 17 hot-stamped panels) that guarantees structural safety.
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Other GSEV-based vehicles have been sold in China by Wuling, which have been hailed among the most popular models. According to MG Motor, the company has so far sold more than 1 million units of these vehicles already. Commenting on the Comet EV, Biju Balendran, Chief Operating Officer at MG Motor India, said:
“At MG, we are committed to providing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions, and with the MG Comet, we shall offer a futuristic and practical Urban EV with many fun-to-drive elements. With the first Comet rolling off the production line, we are delighted to welcome the beginning of a new EV future for India.”
MG has also released two photos that show the dual dashboard screens and steering wheel controls that were influenced by the Apple iPod. MG calls it an ‘Intelligent Tech Dashboard’. The infotainment system and instrument console of the upcoming MG Comet EV will each have a 10.25-inch digital screen, and the floating units will have customizable graphics.
In India, the Comet EV will be MG Motor’s lowest-priced electric vehicle. MG already has the ZS EV electric SUV in the Indian market, which was introduced in 2020. The 17.3 kWh battery pack in the MG Comet EV will reportedly have a range of about 250 km on a single charge, according to reports. Additionally, the electric vehicle will probably have two driving modes: Normal and Sport. Comet EV’s top speed will probably be limited to just 100 km/h.
To view our earlier coverage of the Wuling Air EV in Indonesia, click here.
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