MG Astor Launched In India At Rs 9.78 Lakh, Undercuts Creta, Seltos, Kushaq, Taigun

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New Delhi: MG Motor India today launched the Astor in the country at a starting price of Rs 9.78 lakh (ex-showroom, India). For the top-of-the-line variant, the price of MG Astor goes up to Rs 16.78 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Astor will certainly strengthen MG Motor India’s product portfolio, which also includes the MG Hector (Hector 5-seater and Hector Plus 6/7-Seater), MG ZS EV and the flagship MG Gloster. With its entry into the mid-size SUV segment, the MG Astor will lock horns with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushak, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks and the Renault Duster. Also Read – MG Aster Launched, Price Revealed Today: Should Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun Worry?

The bookings for MG Astor will start in India on October 21, 2021. The mid-size SUV can be booked through the official website of MG Motor India or through the automaker’s authorized dealerships. However, you can pre-reserve it from today itself. The deliveries of the first batch of MG Astor will begin in November and December 2021. The automaker aims to deliver around 5,000 units of the MG Astor in 2021. Also Read – MG Astor Launch Date Announced, Price Expected Between Rs 9 Lakh And Rs 16 Lakh

MG Astor has few engine options. It is powered by a 1.5-litre VTi-TECH naturally-aspirated petrol engine that develops 110PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It can be mated to either a 5-speed MT or a CVT automatic. Also on offer is a 1.3-litre Brit Dynamic 220TURBO petrol mill that produces 140PS of maximum power and 220Nm of peak torque. You can have it only with a 6-speed AT torque converter. Also read- Planning to bring MG Astor home? You can choose from these color options

MG Astor is available in four variants – Style, Super, Smart and Sharp. Below are the variant-wise initial MG Astor prices (ex-showroom, India).

The MG Astor prices mentioned above are introductory.

As far as the features are concerned, the MG Astor is a loaded mid-size SUV. It is equipped with features like hexagonal ‘Celestial’ grille, full-LED ‘hockey’ headlamps with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, LED taillamps, faux chrome exhaust vents, panoramic sunroof, segment-first heated ORVMs and 17-inch alloy wheels. . . There are five exterior paint options – Glaze Red, Starry Black, Spiced Orange, Candy White and Aurora Silver. You can choose from three interior themes – dual-tone sangria red, dual-tone iconic ivory and tuxedo black. There is extensive use of soft-touch materials inside the cabin. Notable features include a 10.1-inch HD infotainment system, 360-degree camera, fully digital 7-inch instrument cluster, multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, six-way powered driver seat and PM 2.5 filter. The mid-size SUV also gets heated ORVMs and rain-sensing wipers. There are three steering modes – Normal, Urban and Dynamic. The Astor comes with safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, traction control system, electronic stability program, hill descent control, hill hold control, electric parking brake with auto hold, emergency stop signal and tire pressure monitoring system.

MG Astor has the industry’s first personal AI assistant or talking robot. The mid-size SUV gets segment-first Bluetooth-based digital key and i-Smart connectivity technology along with 80+ features. There is segment-first ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) with 14 autonomous Level 2 features including Lane Assist System (Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention and Lane Keep Assist), Speed ​​Assist System (Speed ​​Warning, Manual and Intelligent). Rear-drive assist (lane change assist, blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert), forward collision prevention (front collision warning, automatic emergency braking and automatic emergency braking – pedestrian), intelligent headlamp control and adaptive cruise control.

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