Say hello to the MG Comet EV; Launching soon in India


  • The EV was previously rumoured to be known as the Air EV
  • Markets like Indonesia and Nepal already offer the Air EV
  • MG didn’t reveal a specific launch timeframe for the all-new Comet EV

MG Motor India has stepped into the Indian EV market in grand style, with the most recent arrival of the ZS EV bolstering the company’s standing in the region. We’ve also come across reports of another electric car being in the works, more specifically, the Indian version of the compact Wuling Air EV. We’re now learning that the automaker has decided to christen this vehicle, the Comet EV.

The name shouldn’t come as a surprise to people acquainted with the brand, with the Comet EV paying homage to the 1934 British aircraft of the same name. Thanks to pictures provided by PowerDrift, we’re also getting a good look at the colour variants that could be available at launch.

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Meanwhile, the President and MD at MG Motor India, Rajeev Chaba, confirmed the Comet EV and said the vehicle would be a handy companion in cramped city streets. “We at MG, through the Comet, intend to take the needed decisive steps and a leap of faith in the direction of creating solutions for a better future for each one of us,” the executive said in a statement.

MG Comet EV rumoured specifications

It’s worth pointing out that previous reports talked about MG likely naming the compact EV the Air, which doesn’t appear to be the case. The hardware of the EV isn’t particularly a mystery, given that the Wuling Air EV is already available in multiple Asian markets, including neighbouring Nepal.

The MG Comet EV

Based on the Global Small Electric Vehicle (GSEV) platform developed jointly by SAIC, General Motors and Wuling. It’s unclear if the Comet EV will be available in two variants, much like its Indonesian counterpart, the Air EV.

Customers should expect up to 200 km of range from the entry-level 17.3 kWh battery variant, whereas the 26.7 kWh model should last 300 km, per Wuling’s estimates. On the inside, one can expect dual 10.2-inch screens serving as the infotainment screen and the instrument cluster, a solitary sunroof, automatic climate control, high-end upholstery, and an unconventional two-spoke steering wheel.

In Indonesia, the Air EV is sold in LWB or long wheelbase model and an SWB (standard wheelbase) variant. The former is a two-door option with the ability to seat four people at a time, whereas the SWB model also has two doors but only enough space for the driver and a co-passenger.

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