MG Comet EV to be launched soon


And, it is rear-wheel-drive!

As expected, MG Motor India is all set to launch the Wuling Air EV in the country, but here, it’s gonna be called the Comet EV, named after a 1934 British airplane (de Havilland DH.88 Comet) that participated in the England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race.

The Wuling Air EV made its global debut last June in Indonesia and was developed by SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) joint venture. Measuring 2,974 mm long, 1,505 mm wide and 1,631 mm tall, it is about the size of a Tata Nano. The microcar rides on 12-inch steel wheels covered with fancy plastic caps. Other than the yellow color, you can expect pale green, pale blue, pale pink and white color options for the Indian market.

On the inside, the Wuling Air looks quite fancy with a wide panel on the dashboard that houses a driver display and a central touchscreen. The power window switches are located in the centre console, and you can also notice the drive select knob at the edge of the console. The Indonesian-spec model also boasts synthetic leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel; electric mirror adjustment, and safety features such as two front airbags, ABS with EBD, and ESC.

The Wuling Air EV is powered by a 30 kW (41 metric hp) rear electric motor. Indonesian buyers get two battery pack (IP67-rated, LFP) options: 17.3 kWh and 26.7 kWh, with claimed ranges of up to 200 km (124 mi) and 300 km (186 mi), respectively.

Also, check out the Wuling Mini EV Cabrio, a two-door convertible microcar.

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