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MG Comet EV | Ideal Or Impractical? | Road Test Review

Does it fulfill practical purposes with its unconventional propositions? Or, in the most informal tone - is it best as just a toy?

For

Looks , Space , Interiors , Real-world range

Against

No fast charging , Expensive

Overview

Indian buyers have very specific tastes and expectations from their prized possessions, and when it comes to automobiles - be it cars or bikes, the purchasing drive is helmed by the status alongside the need and use case. The mentioned viewpoint might be hard to digest, but it is what it is. However, with evolved time, consumers have become more aware and conscious of their choices. But does the MG Comet spur a value quotient that we Indians are biased for? Does it fulfill practical purposes with its unconventional propositions? Or, in the most informal tone - is it best as just a toy? 

Verdict

You cannot have missed the Comet on the road or its buzz around the internet. Ever since it was first showcased in India, people and experts have drawn opinions about it from its size and shape. But when you drive it, the car rather feels special in some ways and a bit ordinary in others. Keep the ordinary part out of the picture for a while because it's already established that at around ten lakhs- it is too much to ask for a small car for a developing economy like ours.  But, in a way, the Comet EV is exceptional because of its form factor. The size of the car does add a boon to driving it in the city, given how congested our city roads are. But, we also have fast roads in our city, where Comet EV sometimes feels out of place. The range from the Comet is adequate. However, the provision of DC fast charging would have bumped its utility quotient. The cities are getting bigger and better, and the charging facility is also increasing, so not having a provision for DC charging is a bit of a NO for me. However, once the demand is promising, MG has promised to bring the fast-charging option to Comet. MG Comet is a niche product, making it unconventionally unique in itself as it is comparatively expensive to own and requires a bit more planning to run as well. Comet's exterior design, interior space management, real-world range, and practicality are all undeniable strengths that make it desirable to some people, and those some people are more than willing to compromise its shortcomings.



TopGear Magazine June 2024