Comet Won’t Be Seen In UK

Sat 6th May 2023

The electric microcar market has a new player, with MG’s Comet looking to rival the Citroen Ami and Renault Twizy. But the British company won’t be releasing the Comet on UK shores.

The Comet will be seen in India, Egypt and China, but due to safety concerns is unlikely to reach Europe.

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the development and production of electric urban microcars. These vehicles are designed to be small, lightweight, and highly maneuverable, making them ideal for navigating through crowded city streets and tight parking spaces.

One of the key drivers of this trend has been the growing demand for more sustainable and environmentally-friendly modes of transportation. Electric microcars produce zero emissions and require less energy to operate than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.

Some of the most notable examples of electric microcars include the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the Renault Twizy, and the BMW i3. These vehicles offer a range of features and capabilities, such as fast charging, compact size, and advanced safety features, that make them an attractive option for urban commuters and city dwellers.

The Comet is MG's entry-level four-seater geared at Generation Z, and the company intends to corner a portion of the electric microcar market with it.

The interior is less stark than some of its rivals, with 10.25-inch infotainment and instrument screens that offer smartphone mirroring for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Anti-lock brakes, a reversing camera, parking sensors, dual front airbags, and Isofix childseat mounts are all included in the safety features.

There is only one trim level offered, although a variety of exterior sticker packs, including four "Lit" varieties, are optional.

Additionally, the Comet is marketed as the Wuling Air EV in China and the Chevrolet Spark EV in Egypt.