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MG Comet Vs Rivals | Style Or Substance?

Who would have thought MG's urban mobility solution would be the talk of the town? Ever since it was showcased, it has gathered mixed buzz around the internet, and rightfully so because of its unconventional proposition. How well does it perform in the real world? How impactful is its overall proposition? To read more about this, click on the link to clear your doubts .To  know more about how it fairs against its competition in terms of specifications, then keep reading.

MG Comet Vs Rivals: Battery and Performance 

Well, rivals are limited to just two models- Tata Tiago EV and Citroen eC3, out of which Tiago EV comes with two powertrain options - medium range and long range. In comparison, both Citroen eC3 and Comet come with only one powertrain option. The battery capacity of Comet is the smallest against its competition, with just 17.3kWh. However, the ARAI range is claimed at 230km, just 20km less than the medium-range version of Tiago EV. The Citroen eC3 with a 29.2kWh battery pack has the highest range, with 320km, just 5 km more than Tiago EV's long-range version. 

Talking about performance, all three EVs come with permanent magnet synchronous motors, wherein MG Comet EV generates 42hp of power and 110 Nm of torque. The Citroen eC3 generates 57hp of power and 143 Nm of torque, capable of going 0-60kmph in 6.8 seconds. Tiago EV, on the other hand, generates more power and torque with 61 hp of power and 110Nm of torque in the medium-range version and 75hp of power and 114Nm of torque in the long-range version. Well, the power-to-weight ratio of MG Comet EV scores brownie points for itself. 

MG Comet Vs Rivals: Dimensions and Charging Time

Of course, dimension-wise, MG Comet will lose against its competition, but believe it or not, MG Comet's size and shape have got everybody talking about it. With 2794mm in length, 1505mm in width, and 1640mm in height, it is the smallest among the lot. In comparison, Citroen eC3 is the longest (3981mm), widest (1733mm) and tallest ( 1603mm) among all three. Wheelbase-wise, at 2,010mm, the Comet EV is vastly shorter than the Tiago EV and the Citroen eC3 by 390mm and 530mm, respectively. The Citroen eC3 has a wheel size of 15 inches, Tiago EV has a 14-inch, and MG Comet has a 12-inch. Well, boot space? This is non-existent in Comet, Citroen eC3 has 315 litres, and Tiago EV has 240 litres. 

MG Comet has no DC or AC fast charging option, whereas the Tiago EV and Citroen eC3 get one. When plugged into a 3.3kW AC charging socket, Comet EV juices from 10-100 per cent in 7 hours, whereas Citroen eC3  is the slowest to charge, taking 10 hours and 30 minutes to charge from 10-100 per cent. Both Tiago EV and Citroen eC3 get fully charged in just 57 minutes with DC fast charging. 

MG Comet Vs Rivals: Prices

Prices of MG Comet start at Rs 7.98 for the base variant and goes up to 9.98 for the top-end variant. The Plush top-end variant of MG Comet is 2 lakhs cheaper than the top-end XZ+ Tech Lux LR variant of Tiago EV. Citroen eC3 is expensive among the lot, with the top-end variant costing up to Rs 12.13 lakhs. 

 

TopGear Magazine February 2024