In this video, we bring you the MG Astor Detailed Walk Around Review with honest customer review and opinion. The MG Astor is the latest SUV from MG.
MG Motors India has launched their latest Mid-Size SUV-The MG Astor. The MG Astor is launched at a special introductory price of Rs. 9.78 Lakh, while the top end turbo variant goes upto Rs 16.78 Lakh( ex showroom). Making it the most affordable Urban SUV in its segment, rivalling directly with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq & Volkswagen Taigun.
The MG Astor comes with a personal AI assistant and Autonomous (Level 2) technology, which are both a segment first feature. The Astor is offered in four variants, the base level trim-Style, Super, Smart and the top of the line-Sharp.
The most anticipated variant is the ADAS variant which has Autonomous Level-2 driving technology.
The MG Astor gets features like Auto Headlamps, Tilt Steering, Cruise Control, Leather Driver Armrest With Storage. The MG Astor also gets Panoramic Skyroof, PM 2.5 Filter, Push button Engine Start/Stop with Smart entry, Rain Sensing Wipers.
The MG Astor gets segment first Autonomous Level 2, ADAS features like the Intelligent Headlamp Control (IHC), Speed Assist System (Manual Mode), Speed Assist System (Information Mode), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Speed Assist System (Intelligent Mode).
MG motors seems to be charming the urban SUV users, as they claim that the Astor, will deliver an ownership cost of just 47 paise per kilometer, if driven for a lakh kilometer in it’s life. That’s not it, MG India, in collaboration with Car Dekho – a used car selling platform, is promising a 60 % assured buyback after three years on the ex-showroom price.
The MG Astor is only offered with two choices of petrol engine, a 1.3 Litre turbocharged and a 1.5 litre Naturally aspirated engine. The turbo petrol kicks out an amazing 140 Hp and 200 Nm of torque, which is punchy enough for a mid size urban SUV. However, the Naturally aspirated engine produces a humble 114 Hp and 144 Nm of torque. The Naturally aspirated 1.5L engine will be offered with a 5 speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox whereas the turbo petrol will only be offered with a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The only drawback that can be seen from the first impression of the MG Astor, is the missing diesel engine. The sales figures of all the midsize urban SUV, translates into consumer’s preference for a diesel engine, mainly looking out for the cost of driving, but with almost no difference in the prices of Diesel & Petrol, we might see a change in this trend.