To enter the hottest segment in the Indian automotive industry, MG has finally launched its 4th vehicle in the market, the Astor. If you haven’t guessed about this segment, MG Astor belongs to the compact SUV segment, and this means this vehicle is pitched straight with the segment leader Hyundai Creta. The new entry MG Astor starts at ₹9.78 Lakh and goes all the way up to ₹16.78 Lakh (ex-showroom).
In this competitive market, the price ranges from ₹10 Lakh to ₹20 Lakh, between which every car in the segment revolves. Well, by introducing the Astor, MG has increased its advantage. Now, before getting into the detailed prices, let’s have a look at what’s so special about the MG Astor.
MG Astor, The Design
sdfsdfFrom the outside, the Astor can easily be mistaken as the MG ZS EV for both share the same silhouette. It does seem that Astor is basically the facelift of the ZS EV, just considering the aesthetics. Moreover, the company also ensures that the MG EZ EV will soon follow a similar design scheme.
Features On The Inside
Features are what makes the MG Astor stand out in the crowd. It gets many first in segment features and some best in the segment. Speaking of the gadgets MG Astor comes with;
- Personal AI assistant
- All Led Headlights
- Heated ORVMs
- 360-degree surround camera and more.
Also, as usual, the features depend upon the variant you choose. Stay pinned for the complete detailed list of variants and their features explained.
Detailed Read: The Indian JARVIS || MG Astor’s AI Features Explained
What Powers the MG Astor?
Popping the hood open, there is an option of two petrol engines to choose from. Nope, there is no diesel.
|Engine||1,498cc, naturally aspirated petrol||1,349cc turbo-petrol|
- The engine that will do everything at a sedate pace is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol. This motor is capable of generating peak power of 110ps and about 144Nm of peak torque. Sending the power to the front wheels is either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic.
- For those looking for spirited driving, there is also an option of a 1.4-litre 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine capable of generating maximum power of 140ps. Also, the pea torque sits at 220Nm. Well, this motor can be only had with a 6-speed AT (Torque Converter).
Variant Wise Pricing
Now, moving on to the most important bit the price. As said earlier the MG Astor starts at ₹9.78 Lakhs ex-showroom and the top end trim goes up to, ₹16.78 lakh. Considering its rivals, the MG Astor undercuts almost everything.
MG Astor Prices In Lakh (*ex-showroom)
|220 Turbo AT||₹15.88||₹16.78|
Also, the MG will start taking the bookings from 21st October 2021, mark the calendar.
The new MG Astor is launched at a mouth-watering price, and Astor’s competition might have to roll their sleeves and face a tough tug of war. Speaking of competition, MG Astor rivals the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos (even Sonet, considering its price), Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and more.
Let’s look at MG Astor vs Rivals In India | A Comparison
So, let us know what you think of the new MG Astor. Will it be able to tip the SUV market towards its side? Stay Pinned for the detailed breakdown of the variants of the new MG Astor.