MG Motors is quietly introducing more and more EVs in our market as we compare the two in its fleet in India.
Here is a comparison between MG Comet EV and ZS EV in terms of price, specs, features, dimensions and more. MG Motors launched the Comet EV a couple of days ago. It is a compact urban EV that is designed keeping in mind the limitations and uses in a city like parking, practicality and running costs. On the other hand, the ZS EV caters to the audience who is looking for a spacious mid-size SUV with an electric powertrain. Let us take a look at the differences between the two to determine which one makes sense for whom.
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MG Comet vs ZS EV – Specs Comparison
Comet comes with a 17.3 kWh IP67-rated Li-ion battery with Prismatic cells. This battery supplies power to an electric motor that generates a decent 41 hp and 110 Nm of peak power and torque. This is enough to sequester a range of 230 km on a single charge. The EV has a 4-seater layout and is underpinned by the GSEV platform. Charging time is a cool 7 hours using a standard AC charger and there are 3 drive modes.
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On the other hand, the ZS EV has a much bigger 50.3 kWh battery pack that supplies power to an electric motor to produce 174 PS and 280 Nm of peak power and torque. It boasts a massive 461 km (WLTP) range on a single charge which is quite reassuring. The top speed is limited to 140 km/h. It can be charged up to 80% in just 50 mins using a DC fast charger.
|Specs Comparison||MG Comet EV||MG ZS EV|
|Battery||17.3 kWh||50.3 kWh|
|Range||230 km||461 km|
|Power||41 hp||174 PS|
|Torque||110 Nm||280 Nm|
|Charging||7 hours (AC)||50 mins for 80% (DC)|
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In terms of features, MG has done a great job by equipping the compact Comet EV with plenty of attractive elements. This includes things like a 10.25-inch Infotainment Display, a 10.25-inch Digital Instrument Cluster, iSmart Connected Car Tech with over 55 functions, 100+ Voice Commands, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Smart Start System with Digital Bluetooth Key, One Touch Slide & Recline Passenger Seat etc. On the safety front, the EV has dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts, Rear Parking Camera and Sensors, TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System), ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, High Strength Vehicle Body and more.
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The ZS EV, on the other hand, is also loaded to the brim with the latest comfort and convenience features including a 10.1-inch Infotainment System, a 7-inch Driver’s Digital Instrument Cluster, connected car tech apps to enhance convenience, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, wireless charging, heated ORVMs, powered front seats, electronic parking brake and an all-black interior theme. Safety features include 6 Airbags, Blind Spot Monitoring, ESP, Hill Start Assist, TPMS and more.
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In terms of size, the Comet is significantly more compact than ZS EV. It is because the use cases of both these EVs are completely different. While one is a compact city electric hatchback, the other is an electric mid-size SUV. Here are the dimensions of the two.
|Dimensions Comparison||MG Comet EV||MG ZS EV|
|Length||2,974 mm||4,323 mm|
|Width||1,505 mm||1,809 mm|
|Height||1,640 mm||1,649 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,010 mm||2,585 mm|
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MG Motors revealed the price of the entire range today. They start at Rs 7.98 lakh for the Pace trim and go all the way up to Rs 9.98 lakh, ex-showroom for the Plush trim. Contrastingly, the ZS EV comes with a price tag that ranges from Rs 23.38 lakh to Rs 27.40 lakh, ex-showroom.
|Price Comparison||MG Comet EV||MG ZS EV|
|Base Trim||Rs 7.98 lakh||Rs 23.38 lakh|
|Top Trim||Rs 9.98 lakh||Rs 27.40 lakh|
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Now, as we mentioned earlier, there are a lot of differences between these two EVs from the Chinese-backed British carmaker. In fact, the use cases are pretty specific and straightforward. On one hand, the Comet EV is specifically designed for city use where compact dimensions and practicality are on the top of the priority list for a long of buyers. In fact, the prices of the Comet are well under Rs 10 lakh even for the top trim which makes it quite attractive for a whole bunch of buyers.
On the other hand, ZS EV targets those who are looking for a large highway-going mid-size electric SUV that has a road presence and a comfortable cabin. Also, the difference in the prices is quite prominent as well. Hence, people looking for a city car will go with the Comet, while people with a large budget and need of more of an SUV, will opt for the ZS EV.