MG Comet EV, Tiago EV rival, gets i-pod-inspired controls.check it out

MG Motor India is poised to launch the Comet EV in the automotive market here, which will be its second all-electric vehicle after the ZS EV. The MG Comet is positioned as a viable urban commuting option for smaller families looking to switch to an electric powertrain, and while aggressive pricing is expected, it will also boast several tech-based features.

A teaser image of the steering wheel in the upcoming MG Comet EV.

MG Motor India on Friday released a teaser image showing the steering wheel design, complete with mounted controls. The controls appear to be heavily influenced by controls on past i-Pod devices. The controls on the left appear to be used for navigating the infotainment display, while those on the right are for controlling music and voice commands. The layout itself looks simple with a light theme.

The same teaser image also gives us a glimpse of the infotainment screen connected to the driver’s display unit. Also visible are the HVAC’s round control knobs and slim AC vents. MG Motor India continues to emphasize technology-based features in its products and claims that the Comet EV is no exception.

Check out what the MG Comet EV looks like.

Check out what the MG Comet EV looks like.

The launch of the MG Comet EV is likely to be the most affordable EV in the Indian market, currently under the Tata Tiago EV tag. But aside from pricing, a key factor for mass-market EV buyers, the MG Comet EV may have several other bright spots. The Comet EV is centered around a 17.3 kWh battery pack and is expected to have a range of up to 250 kilometers under ideal conditions. There will also be two driving modes – Normal and Sport – with a top speed of 100 km/h. The EV has a two-door design, weighs just 815kg, and has access to the rear seats with the front seats folded down. The EV also has a fairly minimal road presence, which means it could be ideal for daily urban commuting.

First published date: April 7, 2023 at 12:43pm CST

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