MG Comet EV – Pros & Cons, Real World Range

03:14 PM May 01, 2023 | Chhavi Kaushik

MG Comet is the new, smallest and most affordable electric car in India. Its prices start at Rs 7.98 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). One must note that the carmaker hasn’t yet revealed its variants and variant-wise feature details. Bookings for the model will begin on 15th May, and deliveries will be made a month later. With compact dimensions, decent range, feature-packed interior and of-course attractive pricing, the Comet targets young urban buyers. Does it make a great deal for its target buyers? Let’s find out here

City-Focused Car

The company says that the Comet EV is a city-focused car. Its overall length, width and height stand at 2794mm, 1505mm and 1640mm. It has a wheelbase of 2010mm, which is shorter than the Tata Nano (2230mm). The new EV from MG is quite easy to driving in city, thanks to its short turning radius (that measures 4.2 metres) and 12-inch tyres.

MG Comet EV Review

Cabin Space, Features

Despite the small footprints, the MG Comet EV offers decent cabin space. Since it has a born EV platform, there is no transmission tunnel and battery packs are placed under the seats. There is enough legroom for the rear seat passenger, but it lacks thigh support. In order to approach the rear seat, you have to pull the lever positioned at the front co-passenger seat and move the seat forward – one-touch tumble and fold feature. The ingress and egress could be a struggle for wide body-built people. The rear seat offers decent kneeroom, even if a tall person (above 6 foot) driving the car. Though, there won’t be much space for stretching the legs. Read – MG Comet EV Vs Tata Tiago EV

The Comet EV provides ample headroom even for the tall passengers, more than the WagonR. All passengers get 3 point seatbelt and headrests. Boot space is heavily compromised. Though, there is space for luggage with the rear seat fold down. It could be challenging to open its tall and large doors at tight parking spots.

The EV has two Type-A USB charger at the front. It doesn’t have bottle holders at the front and rear. The MG Comet has White and Grey interior theme with two 10.25-inch screens – one for the infotainment system and one for the digital instrument cluster. The info unit supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with smooth user interface. It gets a rotary drive selector. Some of its other highlights include manual AC controls, over 55 connected features, apple-inspired steering mounted controls, keyless entry, reverse camera and sensors, dual front airbags, ABS, EBD and tyre pressure monitoring system. Check Out – MG Comet Based SUV – Images & Details

MG Comet Performance

Suspension travel is minimal and its settings are stiff. The MG Comet comes with a 17.3kWh battery that’s claimed to offer an ARAI-certified range of 230km. Its li-ion battery pack, which is made of parismatic cell, delivers power worth 61bhp. MG has sourced the battery from Tata AutoComp. The electric car from MG offers zippy performance and power delivery is smooth. Though, the ride quality is stiff and its motor feels little noisy.

The Comet EV is easy to drive, turn and park in congest city areas, it has high body roll. Braking performance is good. It offers good visibility as well, thanks to its short bonnet and tall stance. Its hill hold assist works decently and gives you confidence to take it on flyover and hilly roads.

Real-World Range

We got the MG Comet with 97 percent charged battery and when we left it after driving 115kms its charging level was 15 percent. That means, we consumed its 82 percent energy. One must note that we drove it with AC on all the time and had two heavy luggage with us. So, we expect it to give a range of around 160-170km on a single charge. Though, the range may vary as per driving conditions.

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