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MG Comet EV Review

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MG Comet EV Review – My Dream My Car : Hello friends, if you are thinking of buying a “Car” and you have no detailed idea about car, I welcome you to this blog. Today I will let you know – “MG Comet EV Review”.

MG Comet EV is tall & small, its quirky & unique and its electric & clean. The latest from MG in India, Comet is different in many ways. It isn’t for the first time that we’ve seen an electric car this small in India, but this one is far ahead when it comes to design, features and yes appeal. MG Motor says that 70 % of Indians travel solo so a small city vehicle with just 2 doors makes a lot of sense and this one takes care of the environment too.

Highlights of MG Comet EV Review

MG Comet EV Review

• Brand Name — MG Comet
• Variant — Pace, Play & Plush.
• Vehicle Type — Electric
• Body Type — Hatchback
• Colours Option — Apple Green with Starry Black, Candy White and Starry Black, Aurora Silver, Candy White and Starry Black
• Engine Type — Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
• Engine CC — cc
• Fuel Type — Electric
• Battery Capacity — 17.3 kWh
• Charging Time — 7 hours
• Maximum Power — 42 bhp
• Maximum Torque — 110 Nm
• Transmission — Automatic
• No. of Gears — 1 Speed
• No. of Cylinder —
• Emissions Norms — ZEV
• Drivetrain — RWD (Rear Wheel Drive)
• Range — 230 km (ARAI Certified)
• Top Speed — 80 km/h,
• Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h) — Seconds
• Fuel cost — ₹ 0.85 / km
• Door Type — 2 Door
• Seating Capacity — 4 Person
• Kerb Weight — 815 kg
• Overall Height — 1640 mm
• Ground Clearance — 165 mm
• Fuel Tank Capacity — Litres
• Price — ₹ 08.00 – 10.00 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom)
• Limited Warranty — Years / Unlimited km

Specifications of 2023 MG Comet EV

Most cars today are fairly easy to wrap your head around, but not the MG Comet; it’s a bit more complex. Sure, you could draw lots of comparisons – it’s an urban electric hatchback like a Tiago EV, it’s boxy, tall and upright like a Wagon R, and thanks to its born-electric platform, it’s more spacious than its size would suggest, like a Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Despite all these points of reference though, having driven it, it still feels like nothing else, and that is exactly what MG wants. It wants the Comet to be disruptive, banking on its unconventional looks and very specific set of talents to woo a wholly different kind of buyer than anything else currently on sale.

Key Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• An affordable EV that focuses on personal mobility
• Ultra-compact size, light steering and small turning radius make it perfect for crowded cities
• A well-built hatchback that doesn’t feel cheap
• Real world range should be 150 – 160 km which is enough for an urban commuter
• Adjustable drive modes and selectable regen braking are useful in various driving conditions
• Zero emissions, cheap running costs & green image will appeal to a lot of people
• Good-looking cabin that has adequate space for 4 people to drive around town
• Tech includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, connected car benefits, cool starting procedure (no button to press), digital key sharing, etc.
• Good feature list includes LED headlamps, indirect TPMS, keyless entry, split folding rear seat, reverse parking camera with sensors, etc.
• Plenty of customization options and accessories to make your car truly unique

Engine & Transmission Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Engine Details — Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
• Engine CC — cc
• Fuel Type — Electric
• Battery Capacity — 17.3 kWh
• Charging Time — 7 hours
• Maximum Power — 42 bhp
• Maximum Torque — 110 Nm
• Transmission — Automatic
• No. of Gears — 1 Speed
• No. of Cylinder —
• Emissions Norms — ZEV
• Drivetrain — RWD (Rear Wheel Drive)
• Range — 230 km (ARAI Certified)
• Top Speed — 80 km/h,
• Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h) — Seconds
• Driving Mode — 3, Eco, Normal and Sport
• Smart Start tech

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Body & Suspension Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Steering Type — Electric Power Steering
• Adjustable Steering Column — Tilt
• Front Suspension — McPherson Strut
• Rear Suspension — Multi-Link Coil Suspension
• Turning Radius — 4.2 Meter

Dimensions & Capacity Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Body Type — Hatchback
• Length — 2974 mm
• Width — 1505 mm
• Height — 1,640 mm
• Wheelbase — 2,010 mm
• Ground Clearance — 165 mm
• Kerb Weight — 815 Kg
• Seating Capacity — 4 Person
• Seating Row — 2
• Doors – 2 Door

Wheels, Break & Tyre Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Wheels Type — Steel Wheel
• Wheels Size — 12 Inches
• Tyres Type — Tubeless, Radial
• Tyres Size — 145/70 R12
• Breaking System — ABS with EBD
• Front Break — Disc
• Rear Break — Drum

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Electrical & Charging Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Battery Capacity — 17.3 kWh
• Charging Time — 7 Hours
• Charger Type — 3.3 kW
• OTA updates and Fast-charging USB ports
• LED pilot lamp
• LED Tail Lamp
• Double LED reversing lamps
• Rear fog lamp

Safety Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Number of Airbags2
• Central Locking
• EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
• Hill Assist
• ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount)
• Reverse Parking Camera and rear parking sensors ensure passenger safety
• Auto up function for driver’s window
• Keyless lock/unlock
• Speed-sensing door auto-lock,
• Impact-sensing door auto-unlock function
• ORVM-mounted turn indicators,

Comfort & Convenience Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• Odometer — Digital
• Power Steering
• Power Windows
• Drive Modes — 3
• Adjustable steering — Tilt
• Keyless Entry
• Multifunction Steering Wheel
• Navigation System
• Tyre pressure Monitoring System,
• ABS with EBD
• IP 67 battery has gone through 16 safety tests in all.
• Speed Limiter where you can set your top speed between 30 and 80 kmph.
• Lock the gear mode at speeds above 5 kmph
• One-touch slide and recline function for second-row
• Front power windows,
• Manual AC and heater

Communication & Entertainment Features of 2023 MG Comet EV

• 10.25-inch instrument cluster
• 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel
• Wireless Android Auto, Apple Carplay
• 55 Connected car features
• 3 USB ports with fast charging
• Two speakers,
• Steering-mounted audio controls
• i-Smart connected car technology,
• 30+ Hinglish voice commands

Charging & Range of 2023 MG Comet EV

The MG Comet EV’s battery capacity is 17.3 kWh. It’s an LFP (lithium ferro-phosphate) type lithium-ion battery. With a 3.3 kW AC home charger, the battery can be charged from 10-80% in approximately 5 hours. For 0-100% charging, the time would be approximately 7 hours. This is the only charging option available with the Comet. It doesn’t support fast AC charging, nor does it support DC fast charging. So, at the end of the day, you will have to charge it at home itself. Faster charging options should’ve been made available.

In our short media test drive, we didn’t get time to calculate a guesstimate range figure. However, as is the case with all EVs, push the car hard and you will notice the range and battery percentage falling at a rapid pace. The ARAI-certified range of the Comet EV is 230 km. While speaking with some of the MG engineers, they claimed that in their internal testing, they achieved even up to 180 km range under normal driving conditions i.e. with the air-conditioning ON.

MG claims that the prismatic structure of battery cells is what helps in extracting more range from this tiny LFP battery. With varying driving styles under different conditions, a 150-160 km driving range is safe to assume. We shall wait for ownership reviews to get a better idea though.

Comfort Ride & Handling

Like most tallboy cars, you have a tall seating position. With a tall windscreen and you get a good view of the front. The A-pillar is a bit thick and while there is a quarter glass, it doesn’t really make a difference on the right-hand side. The driver seat is not adjustable for height and you only have fore & aft adjustment. This is a major irritant for someone like me who likes to be seated low.

Furthermore, at 5’10” I found that the IRVM was placed too low (since the seat was fixed) restricting my view of the road. I had to push the seat all the way back while driving and taller people would find things a bit tight. The steering is placed at a good height and gets tilt adjustment. However, the travel is very short and makes little to no difference in the driving position. The steering wheel feels a little smaller in size than we would have liked, but it is good to hold and the horn pad is also easily reachable.

In terms of ergonomics, this is a slightly unusual cabin. While the buttons are reachable, their placement is not very intuitive. For instance, the hazard lights switch is placed on the roof panel and the USB ports are placed on the underside of the dashboard in the center along with a couple of bag hooks. You need to spend some time with the car to get acquainted with the controls.

An advantage of the tallboy design is that the step-in height is comfortable. The doors open wide and getting in and out of the Comet is not cumbersome. Once inside, you immediately feel the compactness of the cabin. After all, the comet has a width of barely 1.5 meters. However, you will appreciate the space utilisation as the cabin doesn’t feel cramped. Front occupants sit close to each other, but won’t be brushing arms while on the move. The tall windshield and big windows along with the light-coloured upholstery add to the airiness of the cabin.

Since the Comet is not really meant for long drives and is primarily focused on city commutes, the seats feel very basic. The seat cushioning is on the firmer side. Even the seat base is quite short which leaves you wanting more under-thigh support. The backrest is thin and narrow as well.

Our Opinion

The price of Comet EV makes it more affordable than both Tata Tiago EV as well as the Citroen eC3. This latest from MG comes across as a likeable city car which is loaded with many new-age features that will keep you hooked. It has enough in its tank both in terms of power as well as range while its compact size makes your life easier in the urban chaos. This gadget on wheels has the potential to be a worthy urban mobility solution in the times to come.

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