A gamer named Naman Mathur and MG Motor India has collaborated to design and create a special edition version of the MG Comet EV. The automobile will target young consumers who enjoy playing video games as possible customers. The carmaker has acknowledged that Mathur made significant contributions to the external and interior design of the electric vehicle. The impending special edition EV's specifications and other important characteristics, however, have not been given much information by the automaker.
MG Comet EV, an urban electric runabout is scheduled to make its debut in India on April 19. The Comet EV, according to the British automaker SAIC group, would be a feature- and technology-rich vehicle. According to the carmaker, MG's partnership with Naman Mathur is a component of its plan to introduce an upscale, high-tech vehicle to the Indian market. The Comet EV would be a key component of MG Motor India's aim to generate 25% of total sales from electric vehicles in the current year, Chief Commercial Officer Gaurav Gupta hinted on Monday.
Earlier this week, the automaker unravelled the first interior image of the upcoming EV. The Comet EV is reported to be based on Wuling Air EV exactly the same as the Indonesian unit.
A two-spoke steering wheel with two control sets on each side will be included with the Comet EV. The wheel's rounded, multi-purpose buttons, which were modelled after Apple's iPod, are anticipated to be used to handle, among other things, the infotainment system's voice commands and audio playback. The Comet EV's austere interior design does go well with the straightforward, two-spoke wheel.
Additionally, there will be a dual-screen setup with two 10.25-inch screens behind the steering wheel. On the dashboard, it is a floating unit that is organised. Right beneath the screen are two horizontally positioned AC vents, as well as rotary air conditioning controls with chrome accents. According to experts, this automobile should have voice controls, an electric parking brake, hill-start assistance, keyless entry and start, drive modes, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and other connected car technologies.
Also anticipated is a dual-tone treatment for the interior. Being a born-electric car, it will also benefit from this platform's packaging advantages, which will increase interior space. However, because of its compact size, it will only be available as a four-seater variant.
The 20kWh battery for the Comet EV is anticipated to be sourced locally by Tata AutoComp. According to the reports, the Comet EV could have a driving range of up to 250 km and will likely be approved by iCAT, exactly like MG's other electric vehicle, the ZS EV. A single motor positioned on the Comet's rear axle is anticipated to provide between 45 and 50 horsepower.
In the next few days, MG will completely reveal the Comet EV, and a price announcement is scheduled for May. It will first compete with the recently introduced Citroen eC3 and Tata Tiago EV in the market for electric hatchbacks (Rs. 8.69 lakh–11.99 lakh). (Rs 11.50 lakh–12.43 lakh). The MG Comet EV will be assembled in India with over 60% localisation in order to make it as competitive as feasible. The estimated price of the Comet EV, ex-showroom, ranges from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 12 lakhs.