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MG Comet Review, Road Test – Game Changer!?!

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The electric car market is booming in every segment. MG Motor, the manufacturer who is trying to break the code and get in the market hard and fast with all kinds of segments and vehicles has introduced a micro car! The Comet EV is the first ever EV in this category to be launched in recent times and yes the last time it happened, it was the Mahindra Reva which lost its path. We expected the Nano EV to come and it is still far away. MG Comet EV has a lot going for it given the way it has been packaged! Needless to say, the radical approach is seen in the design as well which is the big talking point of the car. How good is it? We finally drive it and road test it extensively for you!

On the outside, the design is not so high on length and width. The design elements of the car make it stand out. The no grille look but a large LED light running from headlight to the other makes the car futuristic! The LED DRL pattern looks great and the way it illuminates when you start the car is amazing. The silhouette of the hatch could be more proportionate. However, this design might not age well as car with more character lines looks good but might not do so well in the near future. The basic 12-inch steel wheels are bit of a let down at the side. However, the unique tail lamps with LED DRL and LED Bar at the rear make it look premium and futuristic. The headlights were tested for illumination, spread, and throw! The lamps aced the test quite well.


On the inside, the build, and quality are good, and so is the good enough feature list. Wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto are on offer. The interior layout is great with lower floorboard is flat at the front and rear. Smart Start System, Digital Key With Bluetooth Technology, Reverse Parking Camera and i-Smart with 55+ connected car features are the highlights of the Comet EV. The 10.2 inch touch screen works great as it is similar to MG’s Gloster, but smaller in size. A MG Hector layout would been ideal! Lack of storage space, charging points and a large glovebox keeps us leaving wanted. The door pads are everything for you when it comes to storage. There are hooks below the dashboard and so is there a charging point.

Space is good with adequate Leg and headroom along with shoulder and knee room for a car of this size. The boot space is non-existent but fits two or three soft bags easily. Road and wind noise inside the cabin is also well-controlled for a car of this size. The sound system is good for this price. The safety kit includes electronic stability control and Hill Hold Assist is on offer. ABS and EBD with two airbags come as standard. Traction control and electronic stability is not on offer. TPMS is just a warning no pressures are seen! We have no news on crash test yet and cannot comment on safety of this entirely new package.


The battery-powered MG Comet is low on NVH as expected and you have a brilliant sound system always makes us really appreciate the quality and it also helps keep things loud in the cabin helping you from falling asleep. Low and mid-range are good and top-end is good enough. It keeps pushing all the way from 0 to 120 km/hr like how entry level EV should and a bit more. The 17.3 kWh Li-ion battery with Prismatic Cells battery. The 42 PS and 110 Nm makes it quick and fast too! It can cruise easily at legal city speeds. This makes the Comet good enough for city duties and intercity highway trips only.


All driving modes work according to their names. Eco-mode feels quite tamed, the sport mode can make thanks sprint-y. In our drive, we could do 190 km max before we had to put it on charge. Something that took 5 hours from our home charger. Mumbai is an ideal city for EV as you get enough traffic and open road balance to maintain a healthy range. The Comet EV cannot take the DC chargers and you have to find A/C chargers which are limited in India and in Mumbai as well. Home and office charging is ideal and you do get that with the car as well!


The low to medium ride quality is stiff and the high-speed ride is good enough as it stays solid and is pliant enough to deal with anything at those speeds. As the suspension has been tuned the same way The body roll increases as speeds get higher while taking a corner or changing lanes at high speeds. Steering just about precise and has negligible feedback, which makes it easy to drive and confident but not at outright sportier. The battery pack is lower hence the centre of gravity is low and great, the suspension behaves very differently and does not bob around at the limit at a pothole or a corner. The weight is well managed, suspension behaves well and the brakes are just about good too with and without regeneration. Overall, an easy to drive by hatch by miles and over all its rivals.


The MG Comet made sense on day one of arrival. The congestion rising in the last five years has already made people pick the Comet up from MG showrooms. The brand has a strong pull for the MG ZS EV and the Comet impresses with cosmopolitan friendly interior and exterior. The 200 km range and easy parking that it offers is already enough to convenience a lot of people instantly. Now, in early 2024, the Comet EV pricing has gone down for the base and top variant making it more lucrative than before. Infact, fast charging is available on two variants too! The entire EV industry has had a price cut and with this late road test story posting we can confirm this aspect. After spending a lot of time with, we can safely say that apart from a bit of short comings, there isn’t anything will not impress you. The Comet EV is a great first and only car if you want stick to the city or a fantastic addition to your bigger garage considering its sheer ease of use.

MG Comet Review, Road Test - Game Changer!?!
  • Design
  • INterior
  • Features
  • Practicality
  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Value
Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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