MG Motors has launched its compact SUV Astor in India. This is MG Motor’s fifth car in India, which is a petrol-powered version of the MG ZS EV. Apart from this, the new MG Astor is the first such car from the company, in which ADAS function is available with AI-based personal assistant and Level 2 autonomous tech. Many powerful features have been given in MG Astor. In such a situation, if you are planning to buy a new car, then MG Astor will be a good car for you, although its demand has remained constant since its launch. But due to the lack of semiconductors, the production of the car is very less, so you may have to wait a long time for the MG Aster car.
MG Astor Engine and Transmission
Coming to the power performance of the MG Astor SUV, MG offers two petrol engine options: a 1.3-litre turbocharged unit (140PS/220Nm) and a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated mill (110PS/144Nm). Its 1349 cc, 4-cylinder petrol unit is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. At the same time, its 1498 cc, the 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine is mated to an 8-speed CVT gearbox with a 5-speed manual transmission.
MG Astor Features
The compact SUV gets a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, panoramic sunroof, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit and a 360-degree camera. Its safety net includes a suite of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), which include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping/departure assist, high-beam assist and blind spot detection. It also comes with a 360-degree camera and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
MG Astor Exterior
In terms of styling, the MG Astor looks mostly like its all-electric counterpart – the ZS EV. However, the Astor shares the styling of the facelifted ZS available abroad on which it is based, while the ZS EV in India is based on the pre-facelift model. This means the Astor gets a new front end with a hexagonal ‘Celestial’ grille, revised front bumper, new fog light housing and new headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). In profile, the Astor looks exactly like the ZS EV, though the rear sports a new bumper with faux dual exhaust and a faux skid plate. Astor’s new diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels also help differentiate both models.
MG Astor Interior
The MG Astor car has rich interiors. It has a red theme. We can see the red colour on the seats, dashboard and door pads and the cabin. There are two interior colour options to decide on – Ivory and Black. One of the MG Astor interior highlights includes the soft-touch material used on the dashboard and instrument cluster. Below the air conditioner vents is a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is very easy to use. Apart from Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the system also gets Jio eSim option. It also includes a fully digital seven-inch instrument cluster with flat-bottom leather-wrapped wheels.
MG Astor Rivals
The MG compact SUV takes on the Hyundai Creta, Toyota Urban Cruiser Haider, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushak, Maruti Compact SUV, Nissan Kicks and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
MG Astor Price
MG Astor’s price starts from Rs. 10.22 lakh and goes up to Rs. 18.13 lakhs. MG Astor is offered in 16 variants – the base model of the Astor is Style EX and the top variant MG Astor Savvy Turbo AT which is available at Rs. 18.13 lakhs.