MG Astor all set to launch in India tomorrow – Official prices to be revealed, bookings open from October 11
MG Motor currently offers 4 SUVs in India. These include Hector, Hector Plus, ZS EV and Gloster. They are now preparing to launch their 5th SUV, which is named Astor. This will be their most affordable SUV to go on sale in India, and will sit below the Hector in the company line-up.
With the Astor, MG is entering the more competitive segment of compact SUVs. This segment includes Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushak, Volkswagen Taigun, Maruti S-Cross, Nissan Kicks etc. Among these are the Creta and Seltos which lead in sales as well as popularity. Together, Korean SUVs generate over 20k in sales every month.
But MG is not aiming to beat the Creta or Seltos in sales. Their goal is to take the Czechs and the Germans – Kushak and Taigun. According to the leaked information, the MG Astor will be equipped with features from the base trim itself.
Features of MG Astor Base Variant
The MG Astor base variant on offer will be the Style variant. The MG Astor Style gets exterior features like LED projector headlights, LED DRLs, ORVM turn indicator, rear spoiler, rear fog lamps, 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, chrome tailpipe finisher, chrome window line, shark fin antenna, chrome outer doors. Handle of
On the inside, the MG Astor base style trim will offer 3.5-inch TFT instrument cluster, door PVC trim, PVC door armrests, inside door handles in chrome, leather wrapped steering wheel cover. Features on offer include a 10-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, steering mounted audio and phone controls as well as a 4-speaker music system.
It gets 3 steering modes, tilt steering, rear seat adjustable headrest, keyless entry, foldable key, all four power windows, auto down for driver side window, electric powered ORVMs, interior reading halogen lamp, luggage lamp, follow me home headlamp, storage. Front center armrest with, rear armrest with cupholder, foldable 60-40 rear seat, driver seat height adjust, rear AC vents, front USB fast charging, auto AC, air purifier (PM 2.5 filter).
On the safety front, the MG Astor base variant will come with dual airbags, ESC + HAS + ESS, all four disc brakes, rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door lock, safety alarm, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear 3 point seatbelt, Impact . Sensing auto door unlock, engine immobilizer, LED HMSL (high mounted stop lamp), rear defogger, rear wiper and washer.
MG Astor Sharp (O) Features
According to the previously leaked type approval documents, the MG Astor will come in Style, Super, Smart, Sharp and Savvy variants. Some of the features offered with the Sharp (O) have been leaked through a document that compares the variant with rival Skoda Kushak and Volkswagen Taigun.
Apart from the features on offer with the lower variants, the MG Astor will come with features like Sharp(O) ADAS Level 2, Personal AI Assistant/Talking Robot, Panoramic Sunroof, 7-inch Digital Instrument Cluster, 6-way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, 360-degrees. View camera with park assist, electric parking brake, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, blind spot monitor, full leather seats.
The MG Astor will be offered in a choice of two petrol engine options. There is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated option that will produce 110 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. It will be offered with either a 5-speed MT or a CVT automatic. The other engine option on offer is the 1.3-litre turbo, which makes 140 PS and 220 Nm. It is only offered with a 6 speed AT gearbox option.