MG Comet colours and exterior design For all its funkiness the MG Comet comes in only 4 colours – white, grey, black and green. You can f...
MG Comet colours and exterior design
For all its funkiness the MG Comet comes in only 4 colours – white, grey, black and green. You can further customise it with visual packs and decals. Its small, boxy shape and 12-inch wheels remind you of the Tata Nano, but the execution is much more premium, with lots of chrome and LEDs.
MG Comet interior space
It’s surprisingly spacious thanks to its tall height and lack of engine and gearbox, with even adults able to sit in the back seats. It is very narrow though, and with no boot space, you will have to keep luggage on the back seats. Apart from huge door pockets, there is very little in-cabin storage, and no glovebox.
MG Comet features, safety and quality
It has a strong features list, including twin 10.25-inch screens and connected car tech. It comes with 2 airbags, ISOFIX mounts, rear camera and sensors and ABS with EBD, but no ESC. Quality feels much higher than in other budget EVs, with rich plastics, soft touch materials and great fit and finish.
MG Comet battery, range, charging and motor
It’s a tiny car with a tiny battery at 17.3kWh, and a claimed range of 230km. It charges via a 15A socket or 3.3kW AC fast charger. A humble 42hp and 110Nm drive the rear wheels of this 815kg car, and the Comet feels peppy enough but not explosive like some EVs. It’s quick enough around town but will feel overwhelmed on a highway.
MG Comet ride and handling
The small 12-inch wheels and short-travel suspension has little compliance, making for a firm ride that feels crashy over bumps. Manoeuvrability is superb thanks to the small dimensions and light steering, and visibility is surprisingly good too. It doesn’t feel stable at speed, and its small and tall dimensions means it’s not a fun handler either.
MG Comet price and verdict
At Rs 7.98 lakh to Rs 9.98 lakh, (introductory, ex showroom), the MG Comet is the cheapest electric car in India. But then its very specific skill set means, while it excels in some areas – manoeuvrability, running costs, parking ease and quality, it is compromised in others, like performance, ride and handling and practicality. It is a car that targets urban users who might have a second car for longer distances, and viewed purely in that context, it’s an interesting proposition.