MG Comet EV is based on the Wuling Air EV – It will be launched in India soon
Small two door cars have never really worked in India. Be it electric or ICE. Mahindra tried their luck with e2O and then its 4 door variant e2O Plus. Neither managed to generate sales as expected. After that, it was like no one wanted to enter this segment of 2 door car. But times have changed. Increase in traffic on our roads as well as need for cars that can be easily parked or driven through busy urban streets or narrow roads, has changed the perception of small cars in today’s time.
Consumers in bigger cities are now looking for smaller cars which can help them getting from point A to point B with much ease and low cost. It is for this segment, that MG is launching their smallest EV, Comet in India. Will this flip the tables and usher in a new era of mini EVs that Mahindra e2O couldn’t? Let’s take a look.
MG Comet EV Spied During TVC Shoot – MG Comet 4 seater
For starters, MG Comet EV is a rebranded Wuling Air EV. The name Comet is based on a British airplane participating in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race in 1934. This is in keeping with other MG vehicles like Hector and Gloster who also get names after British airplanes.
Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Chirag Bafna and Shah Danish Alam for sharing these exclusive images of MG Comet EV, while it was out on a TVC shoot. Seen here are the production ready variants in Blue and Green colour, which are set to make global debut tomorrow.
Production of the MG Comet EV has already started at their manufacturing facility in Halol, Vadodara in Gujarat. Internationally, there are two variants on offer. One with 2 seats (Short Wheelbase – SWB) the other with 4 seats (Long Wheelbase – LWB). In the spy shots, we can see the 4 seat variant. SWB variant gets a smaller 17.3 kWh battery with 41 PS motor, while LWB variant will get a 26.7 kWh battery with 68 PS power. Range is likely to be 200 km to 300 km, depending on battery size.
MG Comet Features & Pricing
MG Comet EV is likely to bring modern tech into the equation, something Mahindra e2O lacked. For e2O’s credit, the Indian automotive market was not too mature back then, unlike now. MG Comet EV will come loaded to the gills with features. It will get twin 10.2” horizontal displays, one for infotainment and other for instrumentation.
There could also be automatic climate control, electrically operated driver’s seat, audio controls on steering wheel, cruise control and more. Given that it will probably weigh well below a ton, we should expect very zippy performance.
If priced competitively like the Tata Tiago EV, which is currently the most affordable electric car of India at under Rs 9 lakh starting price, MG Comet could do well in sales. It could be a tempting buy for young gen, especially in urban areas of India.